Costco cracks down on non-members using its food courts

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Last week it was reported that Costco stores in the US had begun cracking down on customers who eat in their food courts and don’t have an active membership card, Canada has always required customers to be members to get into its stores.

All three Costco stores in Mississauga — at 3180 Laird Dr., 1570 Dundas St. E. and at Heartland Town Centre — and one store in Brampton, at 100 Biscayne Cres are cracking down on non-members.

The Costco food court is a popular spot for cheap eats, especially the 1/4lb hotdog and drink combo for only $1.50. The food court also offers many other sought-after deals on poutine, pizza, chicken strips, sandwiches and ice-cream sundaes.

Until recently, people in the United States were able to purchase food court meals without a membership.

According to Grocery Dive, a website and newsletter that follows trends in the grocery industry, Costco locations in the United States have posted signs outside numerous stores saying the store will require a membership for shoppers to access its food court.

Costco posted a photo about the new requirement on its Instagram page. -CINEWS

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