I am 35 years old, a GIANT fan of hot dogs, and I have NEVER seen the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile. I saw a glimpse of it the day we handed out hot dogs on I-10. It drove by headed West. I felt it was a good omen to be handing out hotdogs that day because of it.

Originally thought up by Carl Meyer as a marketing idea. The first mobile was built and driven around the streets of Chicago handing out free wieners to on lookers in shock at the whimsical wiener.

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It went away, after the public lost interest in the 60s and 70s, but in 1986, they brought it back for their 50th anniversary. It was such a hit, they ordered 6 new models for 1988. Currently, there are 12 on the road and driving at any given time. The company receives 1000-1500 applications annually (I applied last year as a matter of fact). Drivers go through 40 hours of training at Hot Dog High, and are assigned a region across the nation.

Guess what dear reader! It's coming to Lake Charles. Sunday May 13 from 11am - 4pm, the Weinermobile will be at Market Basket on Lake Street in Lake Charles!!!

I cannot tell you how excited I am to see it. Can you get star struck from a vehicle? We will soon find out!!!!!



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