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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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    reality check RE: subal Apr 17, 2011 02:18 PM

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

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      subal RE: reality check Apr 17, 2011 02:20 PM

      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. mrbigshotno.1 RE: subal Apr 17, 2011 02:29 PM

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

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        love2eat RE: mrbigshotno.1 Apr 17, 2011 02:30 PM

        Dodger Stadium.

      2. wienermobile RE: subal Apr 17, 2011 03:07 PM

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

        1. cagey RE: subal Apr 17, 2011 04:42 PM

          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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            Golem RE: cagey Apr 21, 2011 10:16 AM

            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.

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              cagey RE: Golem Apr 21, 2011 12:10 PM

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

          2. Nolita RE: subal Apr 18, 2011 06:04 AM

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

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              wienermobile RE: Nolita Apr 18, 2011 08:06 AM

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

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                Akitist RE: Nolita Apr 18, 2011 10:33 AM

                Thanks, I'll try one next time.

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                Clinton RE: subal Apr 18, 2011 07:52 AM

                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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                  wienermobile RE: Clinton Apr 18, 2011 08:07 AM

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

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                    reality check RE: wienermobile Apr 18, 2011 10:52 AM

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

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                      wienermobile RE: reality check Apr 18, 2011 10:56 AM

                      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.

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                        reality check RE: wienermobile Apr 18, 2011 11:09 AM

                        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.

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                          ocshooter RE: reality check Apr 18, 2011 11:18 AM

                          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

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                          wakko11 RE: wienermobile Apr 18, 2011 01:45 PM

                          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.

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                    HBfoodie RE: subal Apr 19, 2011 03:08 AM

                    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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                      Clinton RE: HBfoodie Apr 19, 2011 05:14 AM

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

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                        reality check RE: HBfoodie Apr 19, 2011 05:47 PM

                        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.

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                        laliz RE: subal Apr 21, 2011 11:57 AM

                        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.

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