Costco changes up food court menu, but the $1.50 hot dog deal remains

Customers dine at the Costco food court, May 16, 2006, in Issaquah, Washington. Dining at Costco and other warehouse stores has become as much a reason for the trip as picking up a bucket of laundry detergent. (Ellen M. Banner/Seattle Times/TNS)

There is a significant contingent of people who track Costco’s bargain food court menu and revere the hot dog combo, sold for $1.50 with a soda since almost the beginning. For many, it’s the singular reason for countless trips to the warehouse retailer — incidental big-screen television purchases notwithstanding.