MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 04: A general view of Costco signage in Docklands on August 04, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia.  Retail stores across Melbourne will close to customers as further stage 4 lockdown restrictions are implemented in response to Victoria's ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. The new rules, which come into effect at 11:59 on Wednesday 5 August, will see the majority of retail businesses like clothing, furniture, electrical and department stores will be closed to the public for the duration of the stage 4 restrictions. Businesses will be able to operate click and collect services with social distancing and contactless payments. Supermarkets, grocery stores, bottle shops, pharmacies, petrol stations, banks, news agencies and post offices will remain open during the lockdown. Melbourne residents are subject to a curfew from 8pm to 5am, must stay within a 5km radius of their homes along with limits on hours of exercise, while all students will return to home learning and childcare centres will close. (Photo by Daniel Pockett/Getty Images)
The Food Costco Sells More
Of Than Any
Other Retailer
By Elaina Friedman
Once Costco members are done browsing the store, they'll often make a last stop at the food court. This department even features one item that Costco sells more of than any other retailer.
Costco’s food court is famous for its Kirkland Signature all-beef hot dog, and the chain sells more hot dogs than any other retailer, about 151 million a year. This popularity is likely because Costco has kept its hot dog combo meal at a cool $1.50, despite inflation.
Costco used to use Hebrew National franks as opposed to Kirkland Signature, but the switch was eventually made to keep costs down. Costco co-founder Jim Sinegal has been very adamant that the combo remains at its low price, reportedly telling CEO W. Craig Jelinek, "If you raise the effing hot dog, I will kill you."