Free samples are back to Costco!
They plan to phase in the return of free samples throughout the month of June. 170 stores will start handing out free samples, with the rest of the locations to follow suit by the end of the month.
Costco is also planning to reopen its food courts, but with reduced seating. Tables that used to sit between six and eight people will now be capped to just four guests, resulting in "half the seating capacity as we had before."
"It's going to take some time," Costco Chief Financial Officer Richard Galanti said. "The food courts work. They're one of the things we're known for. We're pleased that they're coming back."
Costco stopped handing out free samples last March and pared back their food court menu to include just hot dogs and pizza for takeout only.
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