Starbucks and POD extend partnership to offer freshly made food in-store

Starbucks and POD are extending their partnership to bring POD’s seasonal, nutritious food to more Starbucks stores following the success of an initial trial. Now, for the first time customers will be able to enjoy fresh food made in-store at Starbucks along with their favourite drink.

The newly developed, bespoke menu offers breakfast, lunch and anytime options ranging from superfood scrambled eggs and slow cooked porridge, to the slow burner salad and pulled pork wrap. New POD blitz juices – the Supergreen Blitz and Fruit Boost Blitz – will also be available in selected Starbucks stores.

Following the success of the in-store trial launched in October last year at three London Starbucks stores (Harewood Place, Moorgate and Pentonville Road) the roll-out will continue to a further seven stores in London and the South East. All ten stores will have the freshly-made food menu available.

Steve Flanagan, director of marketing and category at Starbucks, said: “Offering freshly made food prepared in-store alongside our great range of drinks is a new direction for us and we’re delighted by the positive response we’ve received.  With more than 80,000 different ways to customise our drinks, we’re delighted to offer an increased choice of delicious, healthy food to our customers.”

Tim Hall, founder of Pod, said: “We launched our new partnership with Starbucks in September 2014 with three Starbucks offering a selected range of hot and chilled pod food. We’ve been really flattered by the positive feedback from customers and are now expanding the project to enable more fresh preparation in store and also adding further stores to the roster.

“The new menu is brimful of innovative, nutritious, healthy food and we hope this exciting project will help thousands of people to live healthier lives.”