MADISON, Wis., July 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile vehicle fleet has been an important part of Americana since 1936, bringing smiles and Wiener Whistles to people everywhere – but not hot dogs. That all changes today, as the Oscar Mayer brand unveils the Wiener Rover, an all-terrain hot dog on heavy-duty wheels that will deliver hot dogs to fans across the country.
Just in time for National Hot Dog Day, the Wiener Rover is a smaller, remote-controlled and battery-powered version of the iconic vehicle. Not only is the Wiener Rover able to go off-roading over grass, dirt and rocks, but it also delivers precious cargo of warm, ready-to-eat hot dogs to fans wherever they find it.
"We consistently hear that people are hungry for a hot dog after they see the Wienermobile, but we have never been able to offer them the deliciousness they desire," said Corey Rudd, senior associate brand manager at Oscar Mayer. "We developed the Wiener Rover to go where no Wienermobile has gone before to surprise and delight our loyal fans at their local parks, beaches, festivals and beyond."
About one-seventh the size of the original Wienermobile, the Wiener Rover comes in at 23 inches tall and 43 inches long (or about four hot dogs by eight hot dogs). The newest battery-powered hot dog on wheels maxes out at 20 mph. The hot dog compartment is able to hold up to eight hot dogs, plus condiments like Heinz Tomato Ketchup and Heinz Yellow Mustard.
The Wiener Rover will make its debut in New York City on National Hot Dog Day, July 23. New Yorkers can stay tuned to the Oscar Mayer Twitter handle (@OscarMayer) to find the Wiener Rover and get a free Oscar Mayer hot dog – the perfect food for any time, on any day. After its debut, fans in other hot dog-loving cities can keep an eye out for appearances by the Wiener Rover by following Oscar Mayer on Twitter and Instagram (@OscarMayer).
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