Costco haven’t changed the price of their soda and hot dog combo for the past 30 years!
Costco is currently the second largest retail warehouse on the planet. It was founded back in 1976 in California, US. Nowadays it has more than 670 warehouses scattered all across the world and offering a large variety of merchandise. More than three decades ago the company set up their very first headquarters as Costco and not as Price Club in Seattle, Washington, US. And ever since then the menu in their food courts has varied through the years, but one particular item has remained the same – the soda and hot dog combo.
Most of the Costco food courts offer a hot dog and soda combination on the cheap price of $1.50. The company embraced the policy of serving a hot dog made either from Polish sausage of beef meat combined with a 20oz soda for $1.50 back in 1985. And what’s shocking is the fact that they haven’t changed that combo’s price for the past 30 years!
The American menu in the US is still offering this combo for $1.50 in USD, while the Costco stores in Canada are also offering the same deal for $1.50 in Canadian dollars. The same goes for the UK, only in British pounds. And it has been the same for three decades! In Australia, however, you can get the soda and hot dog combo for $1.99 in AUD, but it comes with a large soda instead of a refill and the hot dog is made only from beef meat.
According to official reports, in 2008 alone the company managed to sell over 82 million hot dogs at their food courts from all across the globe.