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Costco Is Removing Polish Hot Dogs From Its Menu and Twitter Isn’t Having It

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Costco is still your source for jumbo packs of toilet paper that will last you though the apocalypse, but pretty soon the big box chain’s Polish hot dogs will no longer be part of its popular food court menu.

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The retail giant quietly announced on Thursday, July 5, that it was revamping its menu in an effort to make way for healthier options, and now that people are out of their Independence Day daze, the startling news is setting in. In short, a lot of people are not pleased.

Still, it’s worth noting that even though the Polish wiener will soon be no more, the all-beef hot dog – which you can still buy with a soda for just $1.50, the same price it was when the combo was introduced in 1984 – isn’t going anywhere. “The all-beef hot dog remains,” Costco CFO Richard Galanti told The Seattle Times, noting the Polish dog will continue to be sold in bulk.

The publication notes Costco hinted at a shift towards healthier menu items back in January, when chief executive Craig Jelinek reportedly told company shareholders, “Not everybody gets as excited about pizza and hot dogs as I do.”

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In the Polish hot dog’s place, Costco shoppers can expect to see more nutritious items such as açai fruit bowls, organic burgers (which started appearing in some stores last summer) and a plant-based protein salad.

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Given those replacements, it’s easy to see why many Polish hot dog lovers are outraged. Check out some impassioned Twitter reactions below:

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