Costco confirms food courts will be making a comeback

As more Americans get vaccinated and stores across the country loosen their COVID-19 restrictions ever so slightly, Costco has some exciting news for fans of the store’s popular food courts.

In an interview with CNN Wednesday, Costco’s Chief Financial Officer Richard Galanti confirmed the store’s food courts are indeed set to make a comeback and said he believes they will eventually return to normal operations.

“God willing. But it’s going to take some time,” he said.

As many Costco devotees will recall, the store shut down seating areas in its food courts at the beginning of the pandemic. In

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Costco Reopening Food Courts, Adding Back Menu Items

  • Costco is adding seating back to food courts as restrictions are lifted.
  • The food courts pared down offerings during the pandemic.
  • Costco execs say the food court is key to drawing customers in.
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Costco has plans to reopen seating in food courts soon, CNN reported.

In March of 2020, Costco closed down seating areas at food courts and cut back menus. Early in the pandemic, members could only buy hot dogs and pizzas to-go. Now, things are finally getting back to normal. Ice cream, smoothies, and churros are back on the menu, and

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