We have no COSTCo stores within 170 miles which seem to be very popular with board members here. OTOH we have been members of SAM'S Club locally for years. It's OK - and after some reluctance - AND I DON'T KNOW WHY! - we are buying more and more meat there. A couple years back I noticed they were no longer carrying bulk 80% ground beef nor their preformed 80% burgers. When I asked the meat manager at the time he said "corporate" dictated that each store had to choose either offering 80% or 90%, but could no longer offer both. Our store opted for 90% which may be more healthy, but some uses IMHO beg for some fat like in 80%!
Today by some stroke of luck my wife ask one of the meat dept guys if they ever can get 80% and he replied -"no problem - we grind it and mix it here - how much do you want?" She had him grind up 6 pounds for bulk plus a dozen fat burgers! :woohoo:
Did everybody know this already?