Oscar Mayer Uses Actual Jetpack to Deliver Hot Dogs

Move over, Wienermobile; this Super Hotdogger can fly.

By Ethan L. Johns
June 18, 2018

Image: Oscar Mayer

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s… the hot dog delivery guy?

He’s no Iron Man, that’s for sure, but the “Super Hotdogger” is the newest hero to take to the skies, and he comes bearing Oscar Mayer wieners.

We are oddly pleased to reassure you that this is not a joke. On Monday afternoon (June 18th), Oscar Mayer will send its newest delivery man into the air with a jetpack—a real, functional jetpack—and four hot dogs strapped to his belt in order to show America the future of tubular meat delivery.

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The brand will host a public demonstration of this over-the-top technology at the South Street Seaport in Manhattan between Piers 16 and 17. Super Hotdogger will take off twice during the day—once at noon and then again at 3 p.m.—with four hot dogs attached to his utility belt.

OK, so there’s nothing at all practical about using a jetpack to give people hot dogs. But that doesn’t make it any less cool.

To make the Super Hotdogger fly, Oscar Mayer took a JetPack Aviation JB-10 jetpack—worth an estimated $250,000 and available to “well-qualified” customers—and slapped some signature orange brand accents on it. The JB-10 can reach an altitude of 10,000 feet, hit maximum speeds of up to 150 miles per hour.

You can see it in action in this epic video.

Will the Oscar Mayer jetpack be putting the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile out of business? It seems as though the two technologies will be working in tandem, at least until the price of backpack propulsion drops a bit.

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About Ethan L. Johns

Ethan is the Food News Writer at Genius Kitchen. An expert on the Parisian bistrot, he likes bitters and salted butters, and is no fan of dessert unless it's made with fruit. His hobbies include reading up on the history of borscht and attempting to roll perfect couscous by hand. Twits & Instagram @EthanLJohns