You never know who, or what, you will run into here at Cooper’s! It was awesome to check the Oscar Mayer Frankmobile (it will always be the Wienermobile in my eyes), and meet these awesome hotdoggers 🌭!
Did you know…
🌭 For the first time in nearly 100 years, the iconic Oscar Mayer Wienermobile has a new name: the Frankmobile.
🌭The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile was first created in 1936 by Carl Mayer, the nephew of Oscar Mayer, as a marketing tool for the brand in Chicago.
🌭The original Wienermobile had an open cockpit but was later enclosed with glass. During World War II, the fleet was temporarily halted due to gas rationing but returned after the war.
🌭In the 1970s and 1980s, the Wienermobiles were retired, but they were reintroduced in 1986 with improved designs, including microwaves and fridges.
🌭The design of the Wienermobile has evolved over the years, produced by different automobile manufacturers, and featuring various styles.
🌭The Wienermobile fleet now includes not just six classic Wienermobiles but also other vehicles like the Mini Wienermobile, Wiener Rover, Wienie-Bago, WienerDrone, and WienerCycle.
🌭Driving the Wienermobile is a serious job known as “hotdoggers,” and it requires acting as brand ambassadors and managing public relations.
🌭The iconic Wiener Whistle can only be found on the Wienermobile and is a popular item given to fans by hotdoggers.
🌭There is a Wienermobile app that allows users to find the nearest Wienermobile, take photos with it, and play a racing game featuring the Wienermobile.
🌭The Wienermobiles can be tracked online through the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile tracker to know their current locations and upcoming schedules.
🌭There was a brief partnership with Lyft in 2021, offering rides in the Wienermobile in select cities.