As part of an ongoing 50th Anniversary celebration, Market Basket has teamed up with Kraft and is pleased to announce two opportunities for Southeast Texans to see the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile up close and in person.
The Wienermobile will make its first stop on August 1st at the Market Basket located in the Northway Shopping Center in Orange, Texas. Visitors will be able to view the Wienermobile from 11am until 5pm. There will be a second opportunity to see the Wienermobile on August 2nd from 11am to 5pm at the Market Basket located on the corner of Phelan and 23rd in Beaumont, Texas.
The first Wienermobile was created in 1936 by Carl Mayer, Oscar Mayer’s nephew. There are currently six different Wienermobiles touring the nation from Southern California to Northern Maine. The vehicle stands approximately eleven feet
tall and twenty-seven feet long.
Drivers of the Wienermobile are called “hotdoggers” and are hired for a one year term from the beginning of June to the following June. Only graduating college seniors are allowed to apply. United States Congressman Paul Ryan was briefly employed as a hotdogger while attending Miami University in Florida.
The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile has been constructed from several different vehicle models, but most recently from a GMC Pontiac Firebird (on left) and a BMW Mini Cooper (on right). The Wienermobile will be at two different Market Basket locations on August 1st and 2nd.