High street coffee giant Starbucks has teamed up with healthy food outlet Pod.
Selected food from the 23-strong London-centric chain’s breakfast and lunch ranges will be available at three Starbucks stores in central London for a trial period from today (25 September). A few recipes have been developed exclusively for Starbucks.
Customers will be able to choose from nutritious seasonal food options, including scrambled eggs with wholegrain toast and bee pollen Bircher Muesli to a shredded pork wrap and barbecue chicken Hot Pod.
The three stores involved in the trial are in Harewood Place off Oxford Circus, Moorgate and Pentonville Road. They have co-branded menu leaflets to help customers choose from the broader range of breakfast and lunch options.
Steve Flanagan, marketing and category director, Starbucks UK, said: “We believe that great coffee deserves to be paired with great food, and we’re very excited to be trialling this food partnership with Pod.
“We’re committed to giving our customers choice – there are over 80,000 ways to customise our drinks – and this new partnership with Pod demonstrates our continued commitment to exploring how we can deliver a more improved food offering.”
Tim Hall, founder of Pod, added: “We are proud of this partnership with Starbucks, a company which, like my own, was set up by one individual who had a passion and vision for their business. This is a great opportunity for us to reach even more customers with our delicious, nutritious food.”