Hot Dog: Wienermobile tours Montana, stops in Bozeman

Posted at 9:46 AM, Apr 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-26 11:46:15-04

BOZEMAN – Driving a huge hot dog down the highway can cause a few stares.

That’s all part of being a crewmember of the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile.

“Honestly, it’s like a 24/7 parade,” said Jena Dalykas, a “hotdogger” who along with team member Connor Gray share the duties of piloting the vehicle.

That’s right – they’re called hotdoggers. The pair is on tour with the West Coast Wienermobile, that is one of 6 touring the country.

The Wienermobile stopped by KBZK studios, much to the delight of our team.

“Yup, we’re going city to city and I can definitely tell you it is a ‘wienerful’ ride for sure,” said Gray.

Gray and Dalykas are recent college graduates who were picked to be two of the lucky 12 hotdoggers to travel with the Wienermobile.

“People are always honking, smiling, waving, taking pictures, you know,” said Dalykas. “We always bring a smile to everybody’s faces and create some memories, or bring back some old memories since the Wienermobile was cruising the roads in 1936.”

But when you’re driving a 27-foot-long hot dog, people wonder if hot dogs are available.

“Actually we don’t give out hot dogs,” said Gray. “People assume, because when you see a giant hot dog on the road…”

The Wienermobile will be at WalMart in Bozeman on Thursday, April 26.