Did the Costco Orem Bakery Disappear!?!?!
Another day, another Costco trip. Out of all of the Costco locations that I’ve visited around the world, I would have to say that all of the Costco locations in Utah have been outstanding. They have the best views when you leave the store, most locations have a bakery, and they have extended Saturday hours. What’s not to love?
Oh wait, did you catch the part where I said MOST locations have a bakery. Yep, the Costco Orem bakery disappeared while I was there. Now this wasn’t a permanent thing, like some of the Costco Alaska locations. I think they were getting new floors installed. Even though the Costco Orem bakery was completely empty inside the department, it was the exact opposite outside their department.
They had cheesecake, muffins, and bread for days!
It’s always good to see that even though they closed down their bakery department for a few days, Costco didn’t let the business suffer. They made sure they had plenty of products available for their members to purchase. I know I would be pretty upset if I came into the Costco Orem, or any Costco location for that matter, and they didn’t have their chocolate muffins for me to purchase.
Another thing that I liked about this location was its extended Saturday hours. A typical Costco location is open from 10:00am – 8:30pm Monday- Friday, 9:30am – 6:00pm Saturday, 10:00am – 6:00pm Sunday. The Costco Orem location has some nice extended Saturday hours of 9:30am – 7:00pm. So you’re getting an extra hour of shopping time on Saturday. I’m not exactly sure the reason for the extension of hours, but if someone reading this knows why, I would love to hear about it in the comments below.
When I was walking around the Costco Orem location, I came across one of the most massive watermelon displays I had ever seen. If the bakery had stuff for days, they had watermelon for weeks.
The Costco Orem had some heavy foot traffic while I was there, and even though there were lots of members in the store, it was nice to see the store so well maintained. There weren’t empty boxes all over the place, the product was nice and full, and the registers were moving quickly. When I was in line, buying my loaf of road bread, I noticed that the food court had the famous gelato! It’s sad to say that while they did have the gelato when I was there, I do believe that it has since been discontinued in all Costco food courts. Oh, for those of you that don’t know what road bread is, it’s a loaf of the bakery scratch bread that I eat while I’m on a Costco road trip.
One thing to note is that this location is in Utah, so don’t expect to find any alcohol due to state liquor regulations. On a positive note, you will still find things like longboards, a massive dairy selection, plentiful coffee options, and even a TV selection that would make you think you were in Best Buy.
Overall, I was very impressed by the Costco Orem location. One of the things I didn’t notice until I was exiting the store was the view. Now I’ve talked about some of the views that the Costco Utah locations have when exiting the store, and the Costco Orem view is ALMOST as impressive as the view you experience when walking out of the Costco South Jordan location.
It would really be something to have that view when leaving work every day. When I leave work every day, I get to stare at Chipotle, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but it isn’t a good thing either.
If you ever find yourself traveling through Orem, Utah, stop by the Costco Orem location, grab a food court smoothie, and sit outside while enjoying that amazing view.
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