Costco’s famous $1.50 hot dog combo is near-legendary status among loyal members and shoppers. But have you ever wondered why this delicious treat has never seen a price increase? The answer lies in Costco’s commitment to value and customer satisfaction, plus they probably wouldn’t want an uproar with their members.
Costco has kept the hot dog combo at an unbeatable $1.50, defying inflation and rising costs. How do they do it? Well to put it real simple, when Costco’s current CEO, Jelinek, previously approached the previous CEO, Sinegal, about raising the price of the beloved hot dog, Sinegal stated. “If you raise the [price of the] effing hot dog, I will kill you. Figure it out.”
Costco’s current CEO Jelinek, did indeed figure it out and built a Kirkland Signature hot-dog factory and later on built more factories to reduce the cost to produce the hot dog, keeping it at what we have now at $1.50. Thank goodness!
Furthermore, the hot dog combo serves as a “loss leader” for Costco, attracting customers with its irresistible value and encouraging additional shopping, basically paying hundreds more than most customers thought they would that day. Costco prioritizes customer satisfaction and stands to deliver unbeatable value, making the hot dog combo a staple of their dedication.
So, the next time you spend $400 more than what you originally budgeted for when making your trip to Costco, then buy a Costco hot dog combo thinking you are getting the best deal in the world, savor not only the taste, but also the company’s unwavering commitment to offering exceptional deals that, as of this moment, stands forever.
Now my only question is, when are we getting back the Costco Supreme Pizza?! Are we the only ones thinking this?! 😭