If you like Polish hot dogs and delicious drama, you're going to love what Sam's Club has on the menu. Last week Costco announced that it would be discontinuing its Polish dogs to make room for things like a vegan al pastor salad and an açai bowl. Costco assured everyone that the regular hot dog deal would not be going anywhere, and that only the Polish dog was being eliminated, but still people were furious.
Fans started petitions to save the Polish dog and took to Twitter to vent their frustration. Some even threatened to cancel their memberships and start shopping at Sam's Club if the Polish dog didn't come back. Burn.
The outcry might not have made a big difference for Costco, but it sure looks like someone else was listening. Because now Sam's Club just announced that it will be bringing Polish hot dogs to all its cafes on July 23, and they'll only cost 99 cents apiece.
Sam's Club's Polish dog is a quarter-pound dog that's served on a steamed bun for 99 cents, or you can get it as part of the hot dog and soda combo for $1.50, just like Costco's famous offer. The Polish dog was already on the menu at around 200 Sam's Club cafes, but now it's being rolled out to all Sam's Club locations. They certainly have good timing! Right when the outcry over the loss of the Costco hot dog is at its peak, Sam's Club pops in with its own Polish dog to lure any dissatisfied customers into its own stores.
Sam's Club's hog dogs and Polish dogs are from Nathan's Famous, while Costco's were its own Kirkland Signature brand. If you're a disappointed fan of the Costco Polish dog, it might be worth a Sam's Club visit to see how their version stacks up. And you don't even have to be a Sam's Club member to eat at their cafes, so anybody can go in and give the Polish dog a try.
Take that, Costco.