After receiving a petition from Animal Outlook to increase their vegan options, Starbucks is responding with a new breakfast sandwich. This sandwich will be made with a vegan, plant-based meat substitute.
The announcement was made during a quarterly earnings call. Starbucks COO Rosalind Brewer told investors that company plans to explore a number of new plant based options in addition to the breakfast sandwich.
Starbucks is joining other fast food restaurants that have already introduced plant-based breakfast sandwiches. Dunkin Donuts has been selling a Beyond Sausage Sandwich and Hardee's and Carl's Jr both offer Beyond Sausage Biscuits.
There is no word yet on whether Starbucks will source their plant-based meat-alternative patties from Impossible Meats, Beyond Meat or another company. Expect the new plant-based Starbucks Breakfast Sandwich to arrive this year (2020) at Starbucks locations across the US and Canada.