A closeup of a Costco Wholesale signage.
Costco Is Cracking Down On Non-Members Eating At The Food Court
By Erin Metz
Costco is no stranger to implementing unpopular changes, and the grocery warehouse's most recent shift is to crack down on non-members eating at its food courts.
One user shared a photo of Costco's latest policy change on Reddit, claiming that the food court will only serve guests with a valid membership starting on April 8, 2024.
This change is meant to sway shoppers who clearly enjoy what Costco has to offer but may have been on the fence about committing to a membership.
One Reddit user from California said, "My local outdoor food court has required a membership card and has for years since I joined. Guess it varies by location."
Whether a location has strictly enforced membership at a food court or not, it seems that Costco is now cracking down on non-members buying cheap food court items.
Some Reddit users were happy to see that this policy is being enforced, with hopes that this will keep lines short and prices low for Costco members.