hot dog impressed by another
Weinermobile visits Atlanta
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[June 28, 2017]
- Last Tuesday afternoon, a couple who are official drivers of the
Oscar Mayer Weinermobile were happy to come across what they
considered to be another very impressive hot dog, the one in the
hand of the Bunyon Statue in downtown Atlanta.
According to the couple it was their first day of
work, and they were excited about that alone. They explained to Bill
Thomas of Atlanta that the job of driving the Weinermobile is quite
coveted, and over 2,000 people had applied. But the two had been
chosen, and their first assignment was to drive the icon vehicle
from Chicago to St. Louis.
The pair was tootling down Interstate 55 and at about lunch time,
they spied an exit for Atlanta. They decided to pull off in the
small town and check out what type of places there would be to have
Driving into the downtown area they were very excited to find
another oversized hot dog, and couldn't resist stopping for a better
Thomas was nearby and spied the Wienermobile parked in front of
Atlanta's famed statue. It was a magical picture that just had to be
Thomas grabbed a shot of just the vehicle, then went
to welcome the drivers to Atlanta, and posed for a second shot that
included himself and the young couple.
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Thomas noted, "They were really surprised when they
saw our Bunyon Statue and the giant hot dog it holds. I think they
were as excited, if not more, to find the statue, as we were to have
them stop to visit!"
Thomas said the couple decided to enjoy lunch at the Palm's Grill
and he noted, "And, no...they did not have hot dogs." He went on to
say they were a great couple and really good ambassadors for Oscar
Mayer and "they left me with an Oscar Mayer whistle!"