Wright Brand, a unit of Tyson Foods Inc., launched a nationwide search for the biggest bacon fan to occupy the office of Mayor of Bacon City, USA. Vernon, Texas, where the iconic bacon is made, agreed to rename the town Bacon City, USA, for the weekend of Sept. 16-17, 2022, in honor of Wright Brand’s 100th anniversary.
The winning candidate will be awash in pork – a lifetime supply of Wright Brand bacon. Additional perks of the office include a two-night trip to the 100th anniversary celebration for the winning applicant and one guest, and a mayoral induction. The Mayor of Bacon City, USA, will receive VIP access to the festival which celebrates the brand’s rich history in Vernon and all things bacon, according to the company. The Sept. 16 celebration will feature a food truck competition and other activities across town. The Randy Rogers Band will perform live to close out the celebration.
Applicants for the job were required to submit a one-minute video about their unique qualifications and why they deserve the coveted title.
“Consider submitting a bacon ballad, a sizzling dance, a bacon-wrapped rap or a poem or another performance that captures your love for bacon,” the company said.
Applications are accepted through July 31, 2022.