In an effort to revamp their menu and give healthier food options to patrons, Costco in the U.S. announced plans to eliminate the Polish hot dog from its food court menu.
Canadian Grocer is reporting that Costco U.S. will eliminate the Polish sausage and replace the beloved treat with vegan and vegetarian options. While customers have moved towards the desire to have healthier options, many were upset by the decision and took to social media to voice their concerns.
@kqchapman I guess we don’t need to renew our @Costco account as they are getting rid of the polish dog. ???? #SaveThePolishHotDog #VeganBurger??? #Really
— J. B. Chapman (@anazpk) July 9, 2018
Dear @Costco, we just renewed our membership. Ordering a Polish Hotdog is the highlight of the shopping trip for my husband! He said we don’t need a #Costco membership if he can’t order a Polish Hotdog!! Please say this isn’t true!!
— JoJo???? (@immamajojo) July 9, 2018
@Costco Please don’t give me a reason not to come to Costco by eliminating the 99 cent hot dog #savethepolishhotdog
— Frank Caliendo (@FrankCFG1) July 14, 2018
People were so concerned with the disappearance of the Polish that a petition was formed on Change.org called “Keep the Polish dog on the Costco menu,” The petition has received over 4,000 signatures.
With the war on Polish hot dogs raging down south, Canadians were obviously concerned that Costco Canada would follow suit and remove the hot dog from the menu as well.
Canadians can breath easy as Costco Canada took to Twitter to inform Canadians that the polish hot dog “is here to stay”
Our $1.50 hot dog and pop combo is here to stay! https://t.co/YNQkZXlm2P pic.twitter.com/Xof9X6OzIO
— Costco Canada (@costcocanada) July 11, 2018
Costco’s Canadian customers can breathe easy after the warehouse store publicly stated it had no plans to follow the lead of its U.S. parent and eliminate the Polish hot dog from its food court menu.