Costco Cut a Favorite Food Court Item and People Are Pissed
For many, it's the wurst news they've heard in years. Costco is cutting Polish dogs from its food court menu in many locations across the US.
The change is being made as the retailer makes space for new menu items, including many vegetarian and vegan options, reports the Seattle Times. Some of the new items will include organic burgers, an acai fruit bowl, and "a plant-based protein salad."
Costco is beloved by many for its buffet of sample items and the surprisingly cheap and appetizing food court. (Many of the options on this list of the best Costco food court items are still available.) So, it's not surprising that the store is facing backlash for a change to the menu. People are genuinely upset about the disappearance of the Polish hot dog, which was cheap and a popular variation on the $1.50 Costco all-beef hot dog. The hot dog isn't going anywhere.
Many people took to social media to vent.
THREAD. I've stayed quiet for too long on this and it's time y'all get wise to the fact that Costco is getting rid of the Polish dog from their cafe. This is SUPER fucked up and may have a huge impact on the way I plan my lunches... (1/580)— Mr. To Damn Good (@FamousCeleb) July 9, 2018
Costco y'all fucking up. How in the world y'all removing the polish dog from the menu. That shit is a national treasure. 😒— Joey Low (@MistahJoey) July 7, 2018
My entire childhood is eating a polish hot dog after shopping at Costco. And not to mention y'all took off the berry sundae and added an açai bowl. You also took off the chocolate ice cream and only have vanilla and this vanilla açai swirl. Genuinely mad. #SaveThePolishDog— Olivia (@mylifeasliv11) July 8, 2018
Life was going really well - got engaged, moved to a cool city, started a new job, Costco polish dogs were available anywhere I went. Now... everything is bad.— Sam Buechler (@BuechlerSam) July 9, 2018
Just heard that #costco is dropping its Polish Dog from the food court. I don't know if this is related to the trump administration, if they have been infiltrated by isis, or it's related to crypto currency somehow. But this change IS👏NOT👏OK👏! #BoycottCostco #JusticeForPolish— TJ Morrison (@tj_morrison714) July 6, 2018
There's lots of ire out there, but not everyone is mad about having their weiners taken away.
Really wanna sign up for a Costco card finally. Especially since they expanded their vegan options 🔥— Caroline (@HardcoreCarol) July 8, 2018
People genuinely mad about a polish hot dog taken away to bring in a non meat option seriously need to relax. You have 739373784 meat options everywhere else. Why can’t you let other people be happy about one thing 😥— Caroline (@HardcoreCarol) July 9, 2018
Fortunately for anyone succumbing to a fit of rage, the polish hot dogs will still be sold in bulk, according to the Seattle Times.
h/t Business Insider