Where in the World is the Weinermobile?
I remember many years ago walking down Michigan Avenue and there it was in front of the Wrigley Building- the Weinermobile!
Now it’s coming to Mariano’s – in Orland Park.
Come join the “hot doggers” for samples, specials, and pictures with the weinermobile!
Where: Mariano’s Orland Park – 9504 142nd Street, Orland Park, IL 60462
You can register on Eventbrite.
Weinermobile Fun Facts:
- The Weinermobile was invented in 1936 by Oscar Meyer’s nephew Carl.
- The 1952 model is in the Henry Ford Museum.
- More than 1,000 people apply every year to be Hotdoggers (drivers) and only 12 are chosen.
- There are six Weinermobile’s criss-crossing the country year round.
- Hotdoggers say the hardest part of driving the 27 feet long weiners is finding parking.
- In 2015 a Weinermobile hit a patch of ice in Pennsylvania and hit a pole. No one was hurt.
- Here one crashes into a house in Racine, WI in 2009.
- Just google “Weinermobile crash” for hours of fun!
WIENERMOBILE pilots are referred to as hotdoggers. Required skills: a love of people, a winning smile, driving skill, and a desire to crisscross the country, apply here for the coolest job of your life.