Pod and Starbucks extend foodservice agreement

Pod and Starbucks

Healthy fast food chain Pod has mutually agreed to extend its partnership with Starbucks in a move that will see its seasonal food offered in more of the coffee chain’s stores.

Pod, which operates 22 sites in London, says that customers will now be able to enjoy fresh food made in store at Starbucks for the first time.

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.

The agreement comes off the back of a successful in-store trial that took place 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 10 stores will have the freshly-made food menu available.

Steve Flanagan, director of marketing and category at Starbucks UK, 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 customer response had led to the partnership being extended. “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 brimming with innovative, nutritious, healthy food and we hope this exciting project will help thousands of people to live healthier lives.”

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