Starbucks embarks on evening offering

One of the offerings will be a macaroni cheese
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Starbucks has launched its first evening offering in the UK at Stansted Airport, offering hot and cold food, wine and beer.

The coffee shop has been running its Evening Programme in 30 locations in the US, and is now to roll it out across the UK.

The programme runs from 4pm, and will offer a range of what the company call ‘shareable’ savoury items and desserts- along with wines and beers which have been selected to pair with the food offering.

The first evenings have been launched at the coffee shop giant’s Stansted Airport store, which is run by SSP UK.

Ian Cranna, vp marketing and category for Starbucks EMEA said: “We are delighted to launch the first Evenings Programme in the UK. Providing a welcoming coffeehouse environment has always been our focus and now we can offer something new for the evening too. I think our customers will love the new range of terrific food and carefully selected wines and beers which will provide even more choice and reasons to visit us later in the day.”

Simon Smith, chief executive UK and Ireland for SSP UK, commented: “We are delighted to support our partner Starbucks with the new Evenings Programme at Stansted Airport.

“Starbucks is a brand which is synonymous with great coffee and introducing this programme will tempt our coffee lovers to experience a new range of delicious foods and carefully selected alcoholic beverages in our newly renovated store.”

Starbucks said it had plans to expand the programme to additional stores.

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