Costco’s Food Court introduces a $10 Roast Beef Sandwich

  • Costco’s food court is famous for cheap fast food staples like $1.50 all-beef hot dogs.
  • A Reddit post went viral after someone posted a picture of a new menu item.
  • But some balk at the price of the $9.99 roast beef sandwich.

Remember the uproar when Costco introduced a $4.99 Shake Shack-style burger in 2017? Many hard-core warehouse fans complained that it was too expensive for Costco’s food court, known for cheap fast-food staples like $1.50 all-beef hot dogs and $10 whole pizzas.

But the cheeseburger is a bargain compared to the company’s latest food court experiment — a $9.99 roast beef sandwich.

The sandwich was spotted at the Lynnwood, Washington warehouse – about 30 miles from Costco’s headquarters. It’s made with sliced ​​roast beef, onion relish, mayonnaise and mustard blend, lettuce, and roasted cherry tomatoes and served on a hoagie-style roll.

A photo of the sandwich was posted on the Costco Reddit forum three days ago and has since generated nearly 500 comments.

It’s unclear how many stores carry the sandwich and whether Costco plans to roll out more.

Costco declined to comment.

On Reddit, the sandwich drew excitement, but some questioned the price of the “spent” item of nearly $10. That’s more than six times the cost of a Costco hot dog.

“$10 is a bit much compared to other items, but hell, I want to try it,” wrote one person.

Another predicted the sandwich wouldn’t be on the menu for long. “$10 for a single, single-serve item doesn’t seem to fit well with the rest of their lineup. I’d expect this to be a bad seller and get out of line quickly.”

Others compared the value of the $9.99 sandwich to Costco’s iconic food deals, including its famous rotisserie chicken or whole food court pizzas. The roast bird cost $4.99, and a whole 12-slice pizza cost $10.72 at a store in Tustin, California.

One person said the sandwich looked tempting but not enough to “trade up” for a whole pizza at the equivalent price.

“Only a little more expensive than two whole rotisserie chickens,” said another of the sandwich.

That hit home with at least one other Reddit member.

“This comment just blew me away. Would I rather have 1 sandwich or 2 rotisserie chickens? I think the chickens win.”

If anyone wants to try the sandwich, you better get to the Lynwood warehouse soon.

One person on Reddit noticed that the sandwich was listed as “out of stock” during a visit to the store three days ago.

You had a better chance of breaking the deli sub on a Wednesday afternoon.

When asked about the status of the roast beef sandwich, a food court worker who answered the phone at the Lynnwood warehouse said there were 29 left.

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