A Cheap (Or Free) Meal
There are always long lines at the Costco hot-food stand, especially during the lunch and dinner hours. The food is inexpensive: An all-beef hot dog with a 20-ounce soda and refills goes for $1.50. An 18-inch whole pizza is $9.95. Cheeseburgers are $4.99. And for dessert, a twisted churro, for a buck.
If this state fair menu doesn’t please your palate, or waistline, Costco recently started replacing some items with healthier fare. The initial reaction has been less than kind. Loyalists immediately took to Twitter to express their outrage after Costco pulled the Polish hot dog from the menu in favor of an acai bowl.
Of course “dining at Costco” doesn’t only mean eating at the food court. The warehouse club is swimming in food-demo stands, where employees cook up small bites for shoppers. Still hungry? If the first sample wasn’t filling enough, you can always circle back and wait your turn again…and again…and again. By the time you check out, you’ve had a free meal.