weinermobile

Oscar Mayer’s Weinermobile parked outside Gator Corner Dining Hall Wednesday afternoon.

The Wienermobile, Oscar Mayer’s hot-dog shaped car, is visiting UF this week. The Alligator spoke to its current drivers, Alexandra Klar and Sammi Manning.

Here are five things about the big hot dog on campus:

  • The Wienermobile is 27-feet long, 11-feet high and 8-feet wide. It is approximately 60 hot dogs long.

  • It has six customized ketchup- and mustard-colored seats, condiment-splattered floors and sky-painted ceilings.

  • Wienermobile drivers are called “hotdoggers.” A typical work week includes at least four days of events and interviews with local media, along with two days to tour the cities they visit.

  • Oscar Mayer has hired a driver from UF for the past decade. UF is one of six universities it goes to every year for recruitment.

  • Students can learn about becoming a driver at a meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the Reitz Union room G325. Seniors can submit their resumes and cover letters at the event to be considered for an interview.