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Get Ready for a Sushi Sensation at Costco Stores Nationwide

Hold onto your chopsticks, sushi enthusiasts! Costco, the beloved wholesale giant, is set to roll out an exciting new feature in its stores across the country. After witnessing the roaring success of its very first sushi counter in Issaquah, Washington, Costco’s CFO, Richard Galanti, recently announced plans to introduce more Kirkland Signature sushi counters to select locations nationwide. This move follows a successful trial and comes as thrilling news for sushi lovers everywhere.

The Issaquah pilot project was not just a hit; it was a sensation. Galanti shared on a Q2 earnings call that the sushi counter concept is already a seasoned veteran in Costco’s international stores, particularly in Japan and South Korea, as well as some Hawaiian locations. The stateside venture, however, began cooking up in October 2022, with the Costco culinary team taking a deep dive into the art of sushi-making, including a study trip to Japan to learn from rice masters.

June 2023 saw the grand opening of the Kirkland Signature sushi counter in Issaquah, and it quickly became the talk of the town — or, more accurately, the most buzzed-about “restaurant” on the Eastside. The reception was overwhelmingly positive, with fans flocking to social media to share their excitement and experiences. From TikTok to X (formerly Twitter), the reviews have been rolling in, and it’s clear that Costco has another hit on its hands.

The exact details of the expansion are still under wraps, but given the space requirements for the sushi counter, display case, and essential rice room, it’s likely that Costco’s larger stores will be the first to enjoy this delicious addition. What’s certain is that Costco is looking forward to bringing its blend of quality and value to the sushi category, promising an exciting future for Costco shoppers and sushi fans alike.

So, whether you’re a sushi connoisseur or a curious newcomer ready to explore the delights of Japanese cuisine, keep your eyes peeled for a Kirkland Signature sushi counter coming to a Costco near you. It’s time to indulge in affordable, high-quality sushi without leaving your favorite wholesale store. And for those who might miss out, don’t fret — Costco’s diverse offerings ensure there’s always something for everyone, from bulk buys to golden opportunities.

For the latest updates on this and more foodie news, stay tuned and get ready to add a whole new delicious reason to visit Costco!