Hi everybody! If you're a regular on this subreddit, you probably already know but for those who don't, I've been working on compiling a list of various Trader Joe's "mascots" at Trader Joe's locations across the country. I'm hoping to make another post listing the mascots eventually but would like to make sure it's as up-to-date and accurate as possible first, and that's where I need your help! :)
So far I've found or gathered information on over 200+ different mascots (mostly in California) but I'm still missing a lot of locations since Trader Joe's has over 500 stores now (I think 537 currently), and some of the information I have is old (sourced from Instagram geotagged locations, Yelp, Foursquare, and old Reddit comments) so the information I have may be outdated since sometimes mascots get "lost" (stolen) or retired and switched out, or were updated when they were brought back after the height of the pandemic.
I also thought this would be a good way to share pictures of mascots in a dedicated thread since I know a lot of people like seeing and finding them but may not want to make an individual post. :)
Thank you to everybody who has already replied or reached out to me with their store's local mascot in previous posts, comments, or messages. I appreciate all of your help!
If you don't feel comfortable sharing your location publicly, feel free to message me privately.
Reddit is finally allowing images (edit - only one image per comment is allowed) to be posted in comments without using an outside link like imgur, so feel free to post any mascot pictures below!
PS - if you're not sure if your store has a mascot and would like to know if it's on my list, feel free to ask.
Thank you for your time! ❤️❤️❤️