The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile made a guest appearance at the 2016 International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE), and the 27 foot long hotdog on wheels was a huge hit among attendees.
Angela Bumstead, the “Hotdogger” in charge of driving the Wienermobile this year, sat down for an interview at IPPE to talk about the special role the hotdog car plays for Oscar Mayer customers across the nation.
“We like to say we spread miles of smiles in the wienermobile,” said Bumstead. “We drive all around the country, and there’s a ton of people here right now that are just smiling ear to ear, and we never get sick of that reaction.”
Bumstead is one of six “Hotdoggers” in charge of driving the Wienermobiles throughout the nation this year, and she will drive the iconic vehicle between 30,000 to 40,000 miles this year.
“The wienermobile started in 1936, so i thousands and thousands of people a week and so much nostalgia goes behind this brand. i meet elderly people that saw the wienermobile when they were six years old.”
Oscar Mayer recruits college grads for the position each year, and students interested in this incredibly special job can apply online
Listen to Chuck’s full interview with Angela here
Interview with Angela Bumstead, Oscar Mayer Hotdogger
Photos from IPPE: 2016 IPPE Photo Album