Unlike this rainy weekend, we used to have sunny skies and the Oscary Mayer Weinermobile in town. At least that was the case Saturday, Feb. 25. It was spotted outside of Kroger at Eldorado and Lake Forest Drive.
According to Winermobile’s Wikipedia page, a “Wienermobile” is an automobile shaped like a hot dog on a bun that is used to promote and advertise Oscar Mayer products.
It was created in 1936 by Oscar’s nephew, Carl G. Mayer, and variants are still used by Oscar Mayer today. In 2004, Oscar Mayer announced a contest whereby customers could win the right to use the Wienermobile for a day. Within a month, the contest had generated over 15,000 entries. Drivers of the Wienermobiles are known as Hotdoggers and often hand out toy whistles shaped as replicas of the Wienermobile, known as Wienerwhistles.
Did you know U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan used to be a driver of the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile?
For more facts about the Weinermobile, click here.
Submitted photos were taken at the McKinney Kroger location on Eldorado and Lake Forest on Saturday, Feb. 25.