MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 04: A general view of Costco signage in Docklands on August 04, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia.  Retail stores across Melbourne will close to customers as further stage 4 lockdown restrictions are implemented in response to Victoria's ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. The new rules, which come into effect at 11:59 on Wednesday 5 August, will see the majority of retail businesses like clothing, furniture, electrical and department stores will be closed to the public for the duration of the stage 4 restrictions. Businesses will be able to operate click and collect services with social distancing and contactless payments. Supermarkets, grocery stores, bottle shops, pharmacies, petrol stations, banks, news agencies and post offices will remain open during the lockdown. Melbourne residents are subject to a curfew from 8pm to 5am, must stay within a 5km radius of their homes along with limits on hours of exercise, while all students will return to home learning and childcare centres will close. (Photo by Daniel Pockett/Getty Images)

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Twitter Can't Get Over Costco Removing A Fan-Favorite Menu Item
Costco was forced to pare down its offerings during the COVID-19 pandemic, and, unfortunately, some items never returned. It seems the fan-favorite combination pizza — which was sold at $1.99 with toppings like Italian sausage, pepperoni, sliced green bell peppers, red onions, mushrooms, and black peppers — has left the building for good.
Its absence was felt by Twitter user Kat (@ihykatelyn), who recently posted, "who tf at Costco was like yeah let's get rid of the combo pizza." Over 2,000 people retweeted Kat's question and several people expressed their own displeasure over the elimination of the combo slice, with one follower, who evidently hasn't visited the food court in a while, responding, "they WHAT."
A self-proclaimed insider explained the decision to eliminate the combo pizza, saying, "[T]hey just saw it as a way to save money. They wouldn't make a profit so they only kept the basics. I work there and I've asked the big bosses." Another commenter offered a rumor that trouble with vendors and difficulty maintaining high pizza quality standards were behind the unpopular move.