Previous month:
May 2012
Next month:
July 2012

June 2012

Costco is better than Sam's Club

By Mike Thayer

My wife and I have been members of Sam's Club for more than eight years, we won't be renewing our membership when it comes up for renewal this fall.

Why not?  Because Costco is just that much better.  The wife and I checked out the new Coralville store last night and were thoroughly impressed.  They offer more product choices than the Cedar Rapids Sam's Club and broader selection.  The membership service is superior at Costco and then there's, location, location, location.   No more driving up to Cedar Rapids.

Don't get me wrong, it's not that Sam's Club is bad, not at all.  Their prices made the trip to Cedar Rapids worth it.  We would save nearly $1 on a gallon of milk (and when you're raising three boys that becomes BIG savings); the produce is always high quality; and in a nutshell, a shopper pays less for just about everything vs. a typical HyVee or Fareway on groceries, from eggs to cereal, to Kleenex.

But like I said, Costco is just that much better than Sam's and the location is a big plus.  

The Coralville Costco is HUGE.  The facility has indoor parking, which will be fantastic when it's raining and even better during the winter.   After enjoying the vast product selection and filling up our cart, here's what really sets Costco apart from Sam's Club - the checkout.  Two people - not just one - perform checkout duties, one person rings you up, another packs your cart, smartly and neatly placing items in easy to carry boxes.  After each customer is checked out, the counter gets wiped down.  The whole process is streamlined and efficient.  The lady packing our cart last night has been a Costco employee for over seven years and loves her job.

The product quality is there, the choices are plentiful, the prices are right and the service is top notch.  If you're not members of the Coralville Costco yet, you should check into it, it's more than worth it.

 


Burger King to introduce bacon sundae

Would you buy a bacon sundae? Burger King is betting you will.

The fast-food chain famous for the Whopper will introduce the limited-time dessert on Thursday as part of its new summer menu. The 510-calorie sundaevanilla soft serve topped with fudge, caramel, bacon crumbles and a piece of baconhas 18 grams of fat and 61 grams of sugar.

Read on....  http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/bacon-sundae-burger-king-203314332.html


Taco Bell introducing more upscale menu items

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Taco Bell, often a late-night indulgence with its inexpensive fare, is going more upscale.

The chain said Wednesday it plans an early July rollout of a menu addition created by celebrity chef Lorena Garcia for its nearly 5,600 U.S. restaurants. New items feature such ingredients as black beans, cilantro rice, citrus- and herb-marinated chicken and cilantro dressing.

Read on....  http://www.chron.com/business/article/Taco-Bell-introducing-more-upscale-menu-items-3613436.php