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  • subal Apr 17, 2011 02:12 PM

The Costco in Yorba Linda, Savi Rancch, has converted to Kirkland brand.
Not bad , but you can tell they are not HN!

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  1. Wonder if the Costco off the 91 and Harbor in Fullerton, has made the switch.

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    1. re: reality check

      Yea, they converted months ago!

      The people at YB said they would hold out as long as possible.

      For a good local dog try "Portillos" by Knotts Farm in BP.

    2. Where else can you get crank onions for the love of God!

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      1. re: mrbigshotno.1

        Dodger Stadium.

      2. More on the Costco Hot dog switch at this link:
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/774387

        1. I was going to make a comment on this in a recent thread, but there were several dozen so I didn't want to add to the din.

          I'm not knocking Costco for doing this - it makes sense if you want to continue to sell a dog and a coke for a Buck-Fifty and change. However, the Kirkland brand is "close-but-no-ceegar." Just have to accept the sad fact, and be thankful it's a steamed dog on the cheap. H.N. they are not.

          Almost wish Costco would give you a choice (and up the price by a few cents for those who are ultra fussy about their tube steaks- like me).

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          1. re: cagey

            I agree!!! Now I order the cheese pizza by the slice. The HN dogs were the best and I'd pay a few cents more (or whatever!) to get it. The Kirkland Dog does not compare, in my book.

            1. re: Golem

              In this era of trickle-down economic recession, I guess we've finally hit the lowest denominator - even the hot dog suffers. *(sigh)*

          2. I think the Kirkland polish dogs are better than the old ones.

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            1. re: Nolita

              I actually agree that the new polish tastes better, more spice and flavor.

              1. re: Nolita

                Thanks, I'll try one next time.

              2. For a buck and a half, you can't complain. A quarter pound dog with unlimited drinks and all the pickle relish, mustard and ketchup plus raw onions and sometimes sauerkraut you can pile on. BTW, which Costco stores still do have sauerkraut?

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                1. re: Clinton

                  Hawthorne Costco has sauerkraut at no charge but you have to ask for it.

                  1. re: wienermobile

                    Does any Costco have self-serve kraut? I think most Costcos keep the kraut behind the windows.

                    1. re: reality check

                      It is request only when you order at the window at no extra charge. Most people don't seem to know about it and seemed surprised when they see I have it. Sometimes it is even served heated. Ask and you shall receive.

                      1. re: wienermobile

                        I know that. Just wondering if any Costcos have self serve kraut.

                        It would be helpful if the Costcos that do serve kraut, would actually have signs saying they have kraut.

                        1. re: reality check

                          They used to have it out a while back, but it has been well over a year or two since I have seen it by the onions and mustard. I have just learned to ask

                        2. re: wienermobile

                          The Burbank Costco has kraut behind the windows - just ask. I dunno if it is actually heated, though. It is warm when I get it, but I also notice that it's pre-packaged in little containers that sit next to the warm frozen yogurt machine.

                  2. This may be a dumb question, but does Costco sell the same hotdogs, Polish sausages, and those nice big hot dog buns inside their store so that I can enjoy them at home? (I don't have a membership, but would talk a friend into getting them for me)

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                    1. re: HBfoodie

                      They have everything in bulk. Sausages, buns, ketchup, mustard, relish, etc.

                      1. re: HBfoodie

                        The sell the hot dogs and Polish for sure, both HN and Kirkland brands. I'm not sure about the same hot dog buns. They care hot dog buns, just not sure if they are the same as the food court buns.

                      2. I had a Kirkland Polish, Diet Coke, and a slice of pepperoni pizza (I only eat the topping, not the crust) at the Azusa Costco Monday night and thought about this thread. My total cost for dinner was $3.83. It was very good.