Costco's $1.50 Hot Dog and Soda Combo Has Some Stiff New Competition

Costco is known for its beloved food court offerings, especially its $1.50 hot dog and Coke combo. Since the 1980s, the classic offer has

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remained priced the same, symbolizing exceptional value. A significant competitor wants to change the hot dog industry.

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Sam's Club dethroned Costco as the best value bargain on Nov. 15 by lowering its hot dog and drink combo from $1.50 to $1.38.

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"Frankly, it can't be beat," says Sam's Club online. "New reduced pricing. Excellent hot dog and drink combo. Free refills continue."

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Walmart's CEO, Doug McMillon, says the hot dog deal price reduction is part of the company's aim to "make 

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the everyday shopping trip better." Racks of lamb and lobster tails are 40% cheaper than in 2021, according to McMillon.

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Sam's Club's newest price decrease comes less than two months after Costco's chief financial officer, Richard Galanti, announced that the popular food court 

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On stage in 2018, Costco CEO Craig Jelinek said Jim Sinegal, the company's co-founder and former CEO, told him, "I'll kill you if you raise the effing hot dog. 

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Jelinek solved it. Costco left Hebrew National and constructed a Kirkland Signature hot dog factory in Los Angeles and Chicago to minimize production

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Despite inflation, Costco's hot dog and Coke combo stays the same price, but not all food court items do. In July, the firm raised the price of its popular chicken 

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