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Costco may soon require membership to purchase at food court

Posted at 1:00 PM, Feb 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-20 15:31:14-05

(KGTV) -- Costco’s food court can be a go-to spot for anyone looking for a fast and inexpensive bite to eat, but soon, warehouse members may be the only ones allowed to take advantage of the cheap eats like the $1.50 hot dog/soda combo or $1 churro.

San Diego Scripps station 10News visited a Mountain View, Calif. Costco and spotted signs denoting the change just below a food court menu and at a table where memberships are sold.

On social media, numerous Costco members across the country said they have also seen signs posted at warehouses that indicated memberships would be required starting March 16 to purchase items at food courts.

The Instagram account @CostcoDeals, which has nearly 600,000 followers, posted a photo of a sign stating: “Effective March 16, 2020, an active Costco membership card will be required to purchase items from our food court. You can join today. Please see our membership counter for details.”

However, @CostcoDeals noted that while they learned the membership decision is confirmed, it may not be carried out at every store.

The cost of a Costco membership starts at $60 per year.

10News reached out to Costco for confirmation and comment, and a company representative said that “management has no comment at this time.”