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Canada Costco cuts Polish hot dogs in the U.S. — but don’t worry, Canadian stores are safe

06:31  11 july  2018
06:31  11 july  2018 Source:   globalnews.ca

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Costco is no longer selling Polish hot dogs at all of its in- store food stands — and it’ s fair to say some customers are not taking the news well. But Canadians need not panic, as the menu update doesn’ t apply to stores north of the border.

Costco is removing Polish hot dogs from its food court menus to make way for healthier options. But Canadians need not panic, as the menu update doesn' t apply to stores north of the border. READ MORE: Las Vegas woman remains hot dog eating champ, eats 38 dogs in 10 minutes.

a group of people standing in front of a store: Customers stand in line at the check out aisles of a Costco Wholesale Corp. store in San Antonio, Texas, U.S., on Wednesday, May 30, 2018. © Callaghan O'Hare/Bloomberg via Getty Images Customers stand in line at the check out aisles of a Costco Wholesale Corp. store in San Antonio, Texas, U.S., on Wednesday, May 30, 2018.

Costco is no longer selling Polish hot dogs at all of its in-store food stands — and it's fair to say some customers are not taking the news well.

But Canadians need not panic, as the menu update doesn't apply to stores north of the border.

READ MORE: Las Vegas woman remains hot dog eating champ, eats 38 dogs in 10 minutes

The Seattle Times recently reported that a menu revamp, introduced to make the food stand's offerings slightly healthier, meant several stores would no longer offer Polish hot dogs.

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Costco is removing Polish hot dogs from its food court menus to make way for healthier options. But Canadians need not panic, as the menu update doesn' t apply to stores north of the border. READ MORE: Las Vegas woman remains hot dog eating champ, eats 38 dogs in 10 minutes.

The Polish hot dog is the only menu item that is actively nasty. The rest of their menu will remain caloric haymaker to the gut -- don ' t worry . Half the folks outrage-tweeting over Polish hot dogs probably haven't even had one since the Bush administration.

The move, according to the newspaper, meant that stores were leaning toward selling alternative items, such as organic cheeseburgers, salads and fruits.

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The standard all-beef hot dog is still for sale.

But many U.S. customers specifically wanted the Polish hot dogs, and even started a hashtag called #SaveThePolishDog.

Hundreds also signed a petition on Change.org, titled, "Keep the Polish Dog on the Costco Menu."

As news spread north of the border, Canadians were just as panicked as their fellow American Costco fiends.

Several tweeted at Costco Canada demanding answers.

And they were likely relieved to know that Canadian stores aren't planning to ditch the Polish hot dog.

Costco Canada replied to the tweets, ending Canadian Costco customers' misery.

WATCH: What Costco employees would like to tell its customers

"Please note that Costco Canada is not removing or replacing any of their hotdogs," one response read.

"We will continue to offer both all beef hotdog and all beef polish. Have a nice day!"

Costco Canada added in an email to Global News that it is not making any changes to the menu.

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