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This article first appeared in Southern Living.
Bad news for fans of Costco’s food court: the Polish hot dog is going the way of the dinosaur.
But before you get too upset, there is some good news. The original all-beef hot dog combo—the one that permanently retails for just $1.50—isn’t going anywhere, Costco chief financial officer, Richard Galanti, confirmed. And even though the Polish hot dog is disappearing from the food court, devotees can take some comfort in knowing that it will still be sold in bulk—if that’s your kind of thing.
The Seattle Times was one of the first to report the big box store’s decision to nix the sauerkraut-topped hot dog variation from many of its food courts across the U.S. The move, which has fans of the affordable food court staple up in arms, is reportedly a victim of Costco’s new initiative to add healthier choices to its menu.
The retail giant’s new additions include açai fruit bowls, organic burgers, and a vegan-friendly plant-based protein salad—a big pivot from the less-healthy fare the beloved chain has been serving up since the 1980s.
We'll miss you, Polish hot dogs!