RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile is coming to Richmond as part of it’s annual ‘Coast-to-Coast Wienie Roast’.
The iconic Wienermobile is making stops at Kroger locations in Richmond, Midlothian, Henrico, Mechanicsville and Chester from Jan. 16 through Jan. 22, at several Kroger stores.
“Were in Richmond because it was too long since the last time we were here,” said Driver & Oscar Myers Hot-dogger Sponsor, Alex Hale. “We do a mix of parades fairs festivals and we do retail events like these. If anything, we try to make the trip to the grocery store that much more exciting and that much more fun.”
This is just one of 6 Wieniermobiles touring the country.
The vehicle will offer fans a chance to get up close and personal with the 27-foot-long hot dog on wheels, with events such as photo experiences, tours inside the Wienermobile and a couple of small take-home goodies including the brand’s famed Wiener Whistles.
“We been handling these out since 1952 it’s a keep sake souvenir highly collectible highly coveted and highly treasured only way to get it is to comes visit the Wienermobile,” said Hale.
For super wienbermobile fans, they say today is a day they’ll always relish.
“It’s fun and it reminds me of being a kid,” said super fan, Cheryl Canter. “I have been in love with the Wienermobile all of my life. We used to travel across the united states a lot so we seen it on the highway.”
Cheryl tells NBC12 that seeing the Wienermobile has been sitting on her calendar since her friends tagged her on Facebook.
“They sent it to me on Facebook and they just said Cheryl canter and sent me the link and from there I got them all mapped out they got a lot of appearances,” said Canter.
For Susan Figuieras, another fan, she said she didn’t even know this was here and hasn’t seen a Wienermobile since 1971.
“I’m going to have hot dogs with my grandsons tonight for dinner so I stopped by here to get hot dogs so I pulled in and see the Wienermobile and ran over there and started taking pictures, random," said Figuieras.
Appearances include the following Kroger locations:
- 9480 West Broad Street, Richmond, Va. 23294, Jan. 16, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
- 11895 West Broad Street, Richmond, Va. 23233, Jan. 16, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
- 13201 Rittenhouse Drive, Midlothian, Va. 23112, Jan. 17, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
- 14101 Midlothian Turnpike, Midlothian, Va. 23114, Jan. 17, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
- 9000 Staples Mill Road, Henrico, Va. 23228, Jan. 18, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
- 9351 Atlee Road, Mechanicsville, Va. 23116, Jan. 18, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
- 12726 Jefferson Davis Highway, Chester, Va. 23831, Jan. 19, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
- 10800 Iron Bridge Road, Chester, Va. 23831, Jan. 19. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
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