We Have a Lovely Table for Two (Right by the Toilet Paper)
Broke? Cheap? Multitasking? Or just plain hungry? What are you waiting for? Go grab dinner at Costco … or Ikea, or Home Depot.
Because, really, who doesn’t want to grab six months worth of toilet paper, a giant tub of mayo, enough cat food to feed all the kitties on the block and maybe some new patio furniture along with a little lunch?
According to the network, you can find food courts at nearly all of Costco’s 592 warehouse stores worldwide.
“You don’t need to go through a drive-thru,” college kid Michelle Bates tells CNBC while dining on pizza and a smoothie at a California Costco. “You just pay at the checkout, and grab and go on the way out.”
Those on a college-like budget can understand the appeal. The network reports a hot dog and 20-oz. soda (complete with free refills) will run you a wee $1.50. For a couple quarters more, you can get a slice of pizza. Add a buck, and you land a churro for dessert.
Hello, beer money.
Of course, we’re partial to the food at Ikea. We’ll maybe grab a new rug, a bookcase and some picture frames just to have an excuse to buy the chain’s cinnamon rolls. They’re $1, people!
And when you see a deal that includes not one but two hot dogs, chips and a soda for a measly $2? Well, it’d be a crime not to stop and eat. (We haven’t even discussed the fact that you can get 15 meatballs served with mashed potatoes, cream sauce and lingonberries for $3.99 — sorry, honey, but we just had to pick up that floor lamp while we were there, too. Blame the lingonberries.)
Actually, does anyone need us to run out and pick up a deli platter to feed 50, a couple of cases of office paper or maybe a new vacuum cleaner? It’s lunchtime.
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