Wienermobile returns to Spokane

Wienermobile returns to Spokane

SPOKANE, Wash. - The Wienermobile is in town! Oscar Mayer's iconic 27-foot long hot dog on wheels has made its way back to Spokane.

A lot has changed with the Wienermobile since it's inception in the 1930's. Back in those days there was just one of them; today there are six touring the country all year round.

"It's a great first year job out of college," Breanna Robinson said.

"Everyone loves when we pull up to an event with this icon, you know, everyone asks for the whistle, so it is just a great experience," she said. "I love going to fun events and meeting new people."

New people like Judy and Bill Heaton for example.

"Oh yeah I love the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile. I have seen it on the road once, I think I have seen it in a museum in Detroit," Judy Heaton said.

"The advertisement and everything else it goes back to the 60s and 70s so it brings back some memories, let's say that," Bill Heaton said.

"It is one of those things that can bring a smile to just about anybody, and I think it is seeing those smiles or seeing the reactions on the road, driving down the highway or at an event, people driving by taking pictures, and I think those 'I remember when' moments are the best for me," Joey Greenstein said.

Kraft Foods is cashing in on that nostalgia at their new online store ohiwish.com which sells everything from weenie whistles to beanie weenies.

As for the Wienermobile, like almost everything else in the world, it has its very own App.

"You can drive the Wienermobile, virtually race it on our race track, find the Wienermobile and also take a picture of it in your driveway," Robinson said.

The Wienermobile will at the Fred Meyer's store on Thor this Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.