How would they be losing money? I understand that they need to pay the employees to prep and serve them, but they can’t be paying more than a quarter per hot dog. Probably less because they’re Costco and sell a metric shit load of them. My buddy worked there and would sell hundreds per shift, just him. The pizzas I could kind of understand, but a tube of mulched ‘meat’ and a small piece of bread? Isn’t that like the definition of a chief executive officer? Clearly, there is a difference since they exist, so clearly, I’m ignorant here, but what is the difference?
Personally, I’ve always loved Ikeas hot dog and drink combo and it’s similarly priced. My parents never said no to a hot dog and soft drink and IKEA so it was something to look forward too as I was dragged around that giant store, then in high school, my friends and I would often go there for a cheap meal and somewhere to hang out. you can buy a whole bag of buns for a buck, and probably a whole team of wieners for like $3. no way you lose money selling one wiener and bun for $1.50. even if you douse in it condiments to make it edible, no way those squirts are costing $1.49.