Wienermobile coming to town

Mar. 18, 2013 @ 11:36 AM

Wienermobile coming to Durham: The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile will be making two stops in Durham on Thursday as part of a visit to the Triangle.

The vehicle, which is shaped like a hot dog on a bun, is used to promote Oscar Mayer products, including hot dogs. Oscar Meyer is a brand of the publicly traded company Kraft Foods Group Inc.

The packaged food and beverage company became a publicly traded, independent company as of Oct. 1, 2012, after its split from what’s now known as Mondelēz International Inc.

Kraft Foods Inc. spun off its North American grocery business under the name Kraft Foods Group Inc., and then was renamed Mondelēz International. Mondelēz’s food brands include Oreo cookies, Cadbury, Tang, and Trident.

During the stops in the Triangle, Wienermobile drivers will be handing out Wiener Whistles as well as $1 coupons for Oscar Mayer Selects.

The vehicle is driven by two “Oscar Mayer Hotdoggers.” The two are among 12 drivers who were selected from more than 1,200 applicants for a one-year opportunity to drive the fleet of six Wienermobile vehicles.

Each year, Oscar Mayer recruits at college companies to find drivers of the Wienermobiles. Each team of two is assigned one of the six regions to travel.

From 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday, the Wienermobile will be at the Wal-Mart at 1525 Glenn School Road in Durham.

From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., the Wienermobile will be at the Walmart at New Hope Commons at 5450 New Hope Commons Drive.

Northgate tenants on the move: M&K Menswear has moved from a 1,698-square-foot space near Dress Barn to a larger, 4,225-square-foot space across from f.y.e. in the mall.

With the move, M&K has increased its line of menswear, formalwear and accessories, including footwear, according to a news release from the mall.

M&K Menswear has been at Northgate since 2010.

In April, Dress for Success Triangle, a nonprofit provider of business-appropriate clothing, mentoring and professional career development programs for women in-need, is moving into an expanded space in the mall.

The nonprofit will move from a 2,769-square-foot location near GNC to a 5,681-square-foot space across from Payless Shoe Source. 

 According to the release, the space will allow the nonprofit to have more space for its public sale fundraisers. 

Dress for Success Triangle has been at Northgate since 2008. 

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