The fresh offerings include salads, sandwiches, and sides.

By Grace Elkus
March 27, 2017

Lately, Starbucks has been rolling out a variety of food items, from Cookie Butter Bars to Vegan Overnight Oats. And in a further attempt to break into the food scene, the company will now begin offering lunch, made fresh every morning at a central commissary. The food will then be delivered daily to their stores. 

The new menu, called Mercato, will kick off in more than 100 Starbucks stores in downtown Chicago on April 11. Any food leftover at the end of the night will be donated to the community through Starbucks FoodShare, a partnership with Feeding America.

Though the menu will vary by location, an example of some of the new salads are Za’atar Chicken and Lemon Tahini, filled with ancient grains and a cucumber tzatziki, Cauliflower Tabbouleh Salad, a vegetarian side served on a bed of arugula, and a Seared Steak & Mango Salad, served over rice noodles and tossed in a red curry vinaigrette. The new sandwiches include an Herbed Chicken & Fig Spread Sandwich, served on Ficelle bread, a Smoked Pork Cubano Sandwich, served on flatbread, and a Crunchy Almond Butter, Strawberries, and Jam Sandwich, served on Bavarian wheat bread.

The news was announced at Starbucks’ annual meeting last week. The sandwiches will run between $5 and $8, full salads from $8 to $9, and side salads from $4.75 to $5.75, according to Fortune

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