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Oscar Mayer Wieners in front of grocery store cooler with 3.99 price tag

Oscar Mayer Wieners on display at a grocery store.

Charlie Neibergall

Oscar Mayer Wieners in front of grocery store cooler with 3.99 price tag

Oscar Mayer Wieners on display at a grocery store.

Charlie Neibergall

How the Oscar Mayer weiner got its start in Chicago

Parent company, Kraft-Heinz, is contemplating sale of the hot dog legend.

Oscar Mayer Wieners on display at a grocery store.

Charlie Neibergall

   

Hot dogs are a beloved Chicago food. And no hot dog brand has a jingle quite so catchy as Oscar Mayer.

Reset learns about Oscar Mayer’s Chicago ties.

GUESTS: Paul Durica, director of exhibitions at Chicago History Museum

Bruce Kraig, author Hot Dog: A Global History and Man Bites Dog: Hot Dog Culture in America

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