The Costco food court is for everyone. Members and non-members alike. Whether you’re dropping $120 on seven things or coming for a cheap meal, nothing beats ordering a $1.50 Polish hot dog meal.
And yes, the price and quality of the food make up for Costco only carrying Pepsi products.
However, Costco has decided to make some changes to their infamous after shopping menu. Your favorite bulk grocery store is doing away with the Polish dog to make room for new items.
I know, absurd.
Why toss a staple item? Great question.
“Not everybody gets as excited about pizza and hot dogs as I do,” chief executive W. Craig Jelinek said. He backed up his comment with customer feedback.
Costco says they want to make room for healthier options. A Wisconsin employee tipped Costco might be adding an organic burger in place of the beloved Polish dog. Not to mention, the grocery chain is contemplating adding a plant-based salad and acai bowls into the mix.
“It is healthy. And, uh, actually, it tastes pretty good (plant-based salad), if you like those kinds of things. I tried it once,” said Jelinek.
While nutrition-dense meals may make an appearance, the 100% beef hot dogs are here to stay. It’s up to you to decide if you’re okay with Costco’s hot take.
The 100% beef hot dog meal will still be $1.50!
“The price hasn’t even been adjusted for inflation: $1.50 in 1985 dollars is about $3.50 today,” according to the Seattle Times.
Regardless of the beef dog remaining on the menu, people have unhappy opinions about Costco’s decision.
Say what??? Costco to ditch Polish hot dog for acai fruit bowl, organic burger and a plant-based protein salad. The polish hot dog and bottled water is how I wait while wife handles checkout process. I hope “organic” is a euphemism for “beef.”@cherylcasone @FoxBusiness
— Charles V Payne (@cvpayne) July 9, 2018
KEEP THE POLISH DOG @Costco WHERE IS YOUR HUMANITY
— jojo (@Woah_Jojoo) July 8, 2018
Costco’s decision to pull the Polish dog may not affect Utah. The chain is beginning with Seattle and surrounding stores.