There's one major difference between Costco food courts in the US and South Korea — and it's not the menu
From the outside, Costco locations in South Korea look pretty similar to those in the US. They're towering buildings, stuffed with products sold in bulk. Even the food courts are almost identical, serving hot dogs, pizza, and soft-serve ice cream.
However, scrolling through photos taken in Korean Costcos reveal a key difference: Customers are eating an incredible amount of the free onions that are provided in American stores as a hot dog topping.
Costco customers in South Korea eat 20 times as many onions as American Costco cafe customers, the Los Angeles Times reported, citing company data. The 13 Costco locations in South Korea go through more than 200 tons of onions a year.
While the figure seems impossibly high at first, scrolling through photos taken at Costcos across South Korea reveals the dominance of onions in the store's cafes:
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