Starbucks launches new products to compete with major fast food chains

Starbucks has come up with new menu options it can use to compete with fast-food chains like Wendy’s or Popeyes. The world famous cafe announced this week that it has added a new chicken sandwich and drinks.

Starbucks introduced its Chicken, Maple Butter, and Egg Sandwich and two drinks – Starbucks Pineapple Passionfruit Refreshment and Paradise Drink. And that’s not all since the café also offers a new Cookies & Cream Cake Pop dessert.

The company announced that all of these new beverages and food items are now available at Starbucks stores. The good news is that they will be on the menu – permanently.

The addition of the new chicken sandwich to the cafe chain’s menu list just signaled its jump into the chicken sandwich war that still rages between major fast food chains including McDonald’s, Popeyes, Wendy’s and KFC. . The Chicken, Maple Butter, and Egg Sandwich is a breakfast menu item and it’s Starbucks’ first-ever chicken sandwich.

“Starbucks Refreshers Paradise Drink is like sunshine in a cup – the bright tropical flavors are radiant, happy and joyful,” said Starbucks R&D Senior Product Developer Raegan Powell in a press release. “It’s the perfect summer sip for a little moment of escape wherever you are.”

The executive reportedly led the team in creating the new drinks. The new Pineapple Passionfruit drink offers the typical tropical flavors of pineapple and passion fruit that are mixed by Starbucks baristas through the metal shaker. It contains chunks of real pineapple and ice to create a refreshing drink for the summer.

Starbucks said the delicious tropical blend is just 100 calories for a Grande. The brand said customers can also request that an extra lemonade be added to the mix if they want an extra burst of flavor.

For customers who want something creamier, they can opt for the Paradise Drink, made with pineapple and coconut milk. It contains more calories in the same size Large – 140 calories.

Finally, as posted on Food & Wine, the Maple Butter Chicken and Egg Sandwich features breaded chicken, scrambled eggs, and a maple butter spread. These are sandwiched in a toasted oatmeal cookie roll to complement the new Starbucks Savory Sandwich. Customers can purchase the new food products at stores across the United States.

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