They’ve been a fixture at Costco for decades, drawing crowds for lunch, kid parties and date nights, with a price that hasn’t changed in 27 years.
We’re talking about Costco’s $1.50 hot dog and soda combo at the food court. Last year the Issaquah, Wa.-based retail giant sold 109 million combos in its 600-plus warehouses worldwide.
But fans of the quarter-pound dog and 20-ounce fountain soda are in for a change. Starting in April, Costco will begin selling Pepsi instead of Coke in the food court, a switch that happened during Costco’s cola bidding process.
Costco heard grumbling back in 2009, when it switched from Hebrew National to Kirkland Signature hot dogs. That was despite the new dog being slightly bigger than the old, kosher dog.
The other big change came earlier, when Costco upsized its soda, from the original 12-ounce can to the 20-ounce vat that now comes with free
January 31, 2013