Costco customers get new menu choices at the food court this year. Frugal customers have long been lured by the unbeatable bargain priced hot dog and soda for $1.50, since 1985. Costco sells more than 70 million hot dog combos each year.

Last year’s addition of a beef bake with guacamole and salsa for $3.79, proved unpopular among food court regulars. Even though the original chicken bake with cheese remains a favorite regular item. So recently this year, the company decided to replace the failed menu item with a turkey and provolone sandwich, priced affordably at $3.99. It is served on a ciabatta roll, and includes deli turkey meat, provolone, red onion, tomato, and pesto. Company officials hope the cheesy filling will win over customers.

Tip: Visitors don’t need a Costco membership card to eat at the food court. But in case anybody asks, non members could just say that you are going to the customer service desk to open a new membership.

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