I got an email from "Ketchup Kaitlyn", an Oscar Mayer Hotdogger, driver of the iconic Wienermobile. She and her co-pilot Benny Buns will be in the Quad Cities area this week with their 27-foot-long hotdog on wheels.

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Some History

The Wienermobile began cruising the hotdog highways in 1936 with the goal of sharing miles of smiles across the nation. Here’s a link to their website, complete with history and fun facts about the Wienermobile.

What To Expect

They'll be at several Hy-Vee's this week, celebrating "Oscar Mayer Fest," with a prize wheel where shoppers can win fun Wienermobilia (while supplies last). The Wienermobile will be parked outside for some franktastic family fun!
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Best Hot Dog Toppings

I'm a fan of the Mustard Museum in Middleton, WI....but was unaware of the Ketchup Museum until now.  Turns out it's not an active conspiracy against ketchup, it's been there all along in Pittsburg, PA.
Ketchup Kaitlyn said, "My favorite hotdog topping is Mac and Cheese!"
Now THAT is something I need to try!

My Favorite Dog is a Chicago Dog

The Chicago Dog is a hot dog topped with yellow mustard, chopped white onions, bright green sweet pickle relish, a dill pickle spear, tomato slices or wedges, pickled sport peppers and a dash of celery salt.
But that may change after I give the Mac & Cheese Dog a try.
If you'd like to "meat” up with the Wienermobile or “ketchup” with the Hotdoggers, check out their schedule below.

Friday, July 8, 2022

  • 9AM – 12PM at Hy-Vee, 4064 E 53rd St Davenport, IA
  • 1PM – 4PM at Hy-Vee, 2351 Locust St Davenport, IA

Saturday, July 9, 2022

  • Moonlight Chase Race and Eldridge Summer Festival Parade at 2PM
  • Wienermobile parked from 3PM — 7PM at N Second Place and W Davenport St Eldridge, IA

Sunday, July 10, 2022

  • 9AM – 12 PM at Hy-Vee, 201 10th Ave W Milan, IL 61264
  • 1PM – 4PM at Hy-Vee, 1823 E Kimberly Rd Davenport, IA

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