[Is Costco replacing the BBQ Beef Brisket Sandwich with Chili? It looks like this may be the case, or maybe it is something that they are just trying out. I recently got an email from a fellow Costco lover, Cindy in Washington, who shops at the Costco in Aurora Village (store #106 in Shoreline, Washington), letting me know about this change in the Food Court line up at her location. Has anyone else seen this change at their local Costco? And if so, have you tried it and what did you think?]
We live in the Seattle area and visit our local Costco once or twice a week. Today (May 22, 2015) we dined there at lunchtime, and while approaching the line to order, we noticed a woman giving out samples just in front of the food court – not a place where samples are given out usually. Turns out it was samples of the chili which they just began selling at this food court. The food-court worker said the beef-brisket sandwich was not as big a seller as anticipated, so they were trying the chili. The sign for the brisket sandwich had been switched out with one for chili.
The chili was $3.99 for a good-sized serving; Hubby thinks the chili is a 16 oz. serving. In the picture, you can use the soda cup for a size comparison, though the soda was not included in the $3.99 price of the chili. The sign said the chili had beans, meat, onions, and green peppers. There are no crackers on the side or cheese, chopped onions, etc. on top, just chili in a plain white circular paper take-out container with a lid. My DH got it and was very impressed.
I don’t know if anyone else has reported this new offering – maybe it is only our Aurora Village store #106 which is carrying it, but that seems unlikely what with the official sign. Surely it has to be quicker to serve than the sandwiches were since each of those had to be made up individually. I will be interested to learn if this is a unique thing, or if we are just ahead of the game here at #106, or maybe that it’s everywhere but others haven’t noticed or reported on it.