That cobb salad sounds great.
Yeah, I don't find any end of the day stuff at stores. Not like I'm looking. I think I've seen things like a roast chicken going for 1/2 off when I've been in a store closing time. But they must get snatched up quickly.
Funny, there are 2 HEBs on my regular places to stop. One is actually a couple of miles closer, on Lamar and Oltorf, but their parking situation sucks, and it's just not as great as the other one I usually go to. It's just shop worn. They are going to be replacing it one of these years on some property they bought across the intersection.
In this one though, you will never find the end of the week half price things. It's a different customer base, and those things GO!
In the one I ususally go to, on Brodie and William Cannon, you can find a good amount of deals on a Friday. Honestly? I don't mark my calendar, but if I'm in there on Friday, I take a look. The customers there aren't snooty, but there is a little bit, especially among younger shoppers, of this "Eww. It's half off, must be something wrong. I'll get sick and die"
One time I was picking up a clamshell of fresh spinach 1/2 off, and a young gal was picking up one marked full price. I pointed out to her that there were more 1/2 off ones, and she looked at me as if I asked her to eat vomit. I looked at the expiration dates, and the half off ones were literally 2 days earlier than the full price ones, and both were like days off.
Some people think if the expiration date hits, the item must suddenly become rotten.