Six Oscar Mayer Wienermobiles travel across the country at any given time, and one will remain in the Houston area until Labor Day at area supermarkets.
The 27-foot hot dog on wheels has been around since 1936 and essentially serves as a mobile marketing tool for the company’s cold cuts, hod dogs, bacon, sausage and other products. It also provides photo opportunities for hot-dog lovers on Instagram.
According to its website, the company has been hiring drivers — or "Hotdoggers" — to serve as ambassadors for the brand since last year.
The company is also offering a chance to win a year’s supply of hot dogs for people who post their hot-dog toppings on social media.
Here’s where you can find the Wienermobile this week:
Aug 31: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at HEB, 3502 Palmer Highway, Texas City
Sept. 1: 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Walmart, 1025 Sawdust Rd., Spring
Sept. 1: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Walmart, 10001 Woodlands Pkwy., The Woodlands
Sept. 2: 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Walmart, 22605 State Highway 249, Tomball
Sept. 2: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Walmart, 5660 W. Grand Parkway S, Richmond
Sept. 3: 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Walmart, 2700 S. Kirkwood Rd., Houston
Sept. 3: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Walmart, 5404 S. Rice Ave., Houston
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