Your four-legged friend can even play with their own crinkly Costco membership card.

By Mike Pomranz
August 10, 2020
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Admit it: You’re addicted to Costco, and a global pandemic hasn’t given you any fewer reasons to buy in bulk—the unfortunate temporary removal of free samples aside. Sure, the seating in the food court might also be gone, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still grab a signature $1.50 hot dog and soda combo to eat in the parking lot. And starting this summer, at some Costco locations, even your canine can participate in that hot dog fun: Meet the Costco Food Court Dog Toy Bundle.

Bark—the same dog-centric company that teamed up with Dunkin’ last month to make donut and coffee plush toys to raise money for a good cause—has now collaborated with Costco to give pups a chance to chew on soft versions of the warehouse chain’s food court items.

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“The plush toy bundle features all your favorite food court meals in dog toy form, including an All-Squeak Hot Dog, Pupperoni Pizza, and Soda Pup sure to satisfy your pup’s fast food cravings, plus the coveted Costco Good Dog Membership Card (how else will you get into Costco?),” the company explains. “Each toy is packed with crinkle and fluff and filled with squeakers. Starting this Friday, August 14, shoppers can pick up the best of Costco’s food court for their four-legged friends to enjoy.”

Each four-toy set costs $15.99. Yes, that’s a lot pricier than what you usually expect to throw down at Costco’s notoriously cheap food court, but keep in mind, these plush toys are sure to last you way longer than that slice of pizza you slammed to fuel your shopping spree.

Unfortunately, however, not every dog will necessarily have his day: Bark says that these bundles with only be sold “at participating Midwest stores, while supplies last.” That said, if you happen to inhabit another part of the country, there’s no shortage of other food-themed toys in Bark’s online shop including items like a “Mountain Breakfast” bacon, egg, and skillet set; a plush “Nana’s Leftover  Sammy;” and, yes, even a dog-approved “Millennial Toast.” At ten bucks, that toy is actually probably cheaper than the real thing.