The iconic Oscar Mayer Wienermobile is heading to the Southern Tier
SOUTHERN TIER, N.Y. (WENY) -- The American classic Oscar Mayer Wienermobile will be hauling its buns to the Southern Tier this week. This will be a rare visit for Upstate New York.
Chloe Van Caeseele, a Binghamton University graduate of 2023, will be co-piloting the famous wiener on wheels into Broome and Tompkins counties.
There are only six so-called “wienermobiles” in the country. The official spokespeople behind the wheel are called “hotdoggers” and they represent the bran while driving the American icon from coast to coast.
Caeseele was chosen amongst many applicants as a hotdogger, and she happens to be a Hornell native. She said being a hotdogger allows her to pursue a career in PR and media marketing at an entry level while bringing smiles to thousands of Americans at the same time.
“The Wienermobile has such a strong mission of sparking smiles, and carrying on tradition, and the sole joy....and adventure exploration,” she said. “I think that was what I really was drawn to, initially.”
Later this week, people will be able to take photographs and get a tour of the 27-foot-long hot dog from Jan. 25th-27th at three different BJ’s wholesale locations in Tompkins and Broome counties.
The first stop will be at the BJ’s in Ithaca, located at 40 Graham Road West, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
The second stop will be at the BJ’s in Johnson City Grand Opening, located at 327 Reynolds Road, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The third and last stop will be at the Binghamton Pond Festival, located at 153 State Park Road, Chenango Forks, from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Caeseele said she is excited to “ketchup” with fans of the Wienermobile and talk about her adventures.