A Costco food court is introducing a $10 roast beef sandwich

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

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

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

The sandwich was spotted at a warehouse in Lynnwood, Wash. — about 30 miles from Costco’s headquarters. It’s made with sliced ​​roast beef, onion relish, a mayonnaise and mustard mix, lettuce and roasted cherry tomatoes, and is served on a hoagie-style bun.

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

It’s unclear how many stores have the sandwich and if Costco is planning a larger rollout.

Costco declined to comment.

The sandwich caused a stir on Reddit, but some questioned the nearly $10 price tag. That’s more than six times the cost of a Costco hot dog.

“$10 is a bit pricey compared to other items but heck I would definitely give it a try,” one person wrote.

Another person predicted the sandwich wouldn’t stay on the menu for long. “$10 for a single-serving item doesn’t seem to sit well with the rest of their range. I would expect this to be a poor seller and be phased out quickly.”

Others compared the value of the $9.99 sandwich to Costco’s iconic food offerings, including the food court’s famous fried chicken or whole pizzas. The fried bird was $4.99 and a whole 12-slice pizza was $10 $.72 at a store in Tustin, California.

One person said the sandwich looked tempting, but not enough to “swap” it for a whole pizza at the matching price.

“Just a little more expensive than two whole roast chickens,” said another person of the sandwich.

That went down well with at least one other Reddit member.

“That comment ruined it for me. Would I rather have 1 sandwich or 2 rotisserie chickens? I think the chickens will win.”

If anyone wants to try the sandwich, you’d better get to the Lynwood warehouse early.

One person on Reddit noted that the sandwich was listed as “out of stock” when they visited the store three days ago.

Your odds of snagging the deli-sub were better on Wednesday afternoon.

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

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