Starbucks’s New Food Options


Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) does not just want to be seen as the place to grab a cup of coffee. The Seattle-based company is looking to expand its food offerings. It especially hopes that food sales would help with slower afternoon and evening hours.

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In April, Starbucks already started offering a number of salads and sandwiches. Some of its options included a veggie and brown rice salad bowl and a turkey and havarti sandwich.

Starbucks’ chief financial officer Troy Alstead notes that about one-third of purchases already include a food item. Additionally, food items make up about 19 percent of the company’s sales.