Costco has quietly stopped selling the $20 sheet cakes often brought to birthday parties and celebrations — and the coronavirus pandemic may be to blame.
Costco said: “To help limit personal contact and create more space for social distancing, Costco has reduced service in some departments.”
The bigger picture:
- The elimination of sheet cakes comes as public health officials warn people against large gatherings amid the coronavirus pandemic. Sheet cakes are often purchased for large gatherings, serving about 50 people, according to CNN.
- Kroger and Sam’s Club have stopped selling those sort of cakes, too, according to CNN.
- Walmart and Albertson’s still sell those cakes, though.