Costco's $1.50 Hot Dog and Soda Combo

It's the battle of the most popular food court staple in the history of big-box retail.

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

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

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.

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

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

Racks of lamb and lobster tails are 40% cheaper than in 2021, according to McMillon.

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

On stage in 2018, Costco CEO Craig Jelinek said Jim Sinegal, the company's co-founder and former CEO, told him

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

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