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The Rumors Were True!: The Latest Food Court Shake-Up!

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Hold onto your membership cards, folks, because Costco’s food court is at it again, and this time it’s all about the turkey! Wave goodbye to the roast beef sandwich that made its debut last year and divided Costco loyalists faster than a Black Friday sale. Why? Well, aside from sparking a great roast beef debate on social media, it carried a price tag of $9.99—a sum that made even the most devoted sandwich aficionados raise an eyebrow, especially when stacked against the legendary $1.50 hot dog combo or the massive 18-inch pizza.

Enter the new contender: a turkey sandwich priced at a cool $6.99, sliding onto the menu right alongside the rotisserie chicken Caesar salad. This move is sure to ruffle some feathers (pun intended) but in the tastiest way possible. After all, changes to the Costco food court menu are as rare as finding a parking spot right in front on a Saturday afternoon, making any tweak worth talking about.

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Remember the drama when the double chocolate chunk cookie ousted the beloved churro back in January? Yeah, we’re still not over it either. But according to Costco’s chief financial officer, Richard Galanti, this turkey sandwich is set to be the next big hit, aiming to conquer taste buds across all U.S. locations this week. “We added the big chocolate chip cookie, which has been a big hit,” Galanti shared, proving that Costco’s food court is not just about the classics like the undying $1.50 hot dog or that ever-popular pizza.

So, what’s in this new feathered friend of a meal? Picture this: a hefty 14-ounce sandwich packed with Swiss cheese, slices of oven-roasted turkey breast, a sun-dried tomato spread, and a tangy mayo/mustard combo—all clocking in at a whopping 900 calories. Axios took one for the team and sampled this creation in South Florida, confirming that this sandwich is no lightweight contender in the Costco food court lineup.

But wait, there’s more! Galanti also spilled the beans on another change that might have some Costco goers clucking. Starting April 8, those outdoor food courts we’ve all come to know and love (or occasionally begrudge when the lines are out of control) will be checking for membership cards. Why the sudden gatekeeping? It turns out, those convenient bites near office buildings or construction sites have been a little too convenient, leading to member complaints about overcrowded food courts.

No need to worry if you’re a fan of the indoor dining experience, though. Your membership ID gets checked at the door, so your path to that turkey sandwich is clear.

In the ever-evolving saga that is Costco’s food court menu, one thing remains constant: our love for affordable, tasty eats. Whether you’re Team Turkey Sandwich or still mourning the loss of the roast beef, one thing’s for certain—Costco’s food court continues to be the backdrop of our snack-time dramas and delights. So, next time you’re navigating the aisles in search of bulk bargains, remember to pay a visit to the food court. Who knows? You might just find your new favorite sandwich waiting to be discovered.