Starting today, Starbucks will add new plant-based options to its menu at 4,200 locations across China. The coffee chain partnered with vegan brands Oatly, Beyond Meat, and Omnipork to create new options, including oat milk-based lattes, Beyond Beef-filled vegetarian pasta dishes, and salads and bowls topped with Omnipork—a product made by Right Treat, a brand developed by eco-conscious entrepreneur David Yeung who also founded (now vegan) grocery and café chain Green Common in Hong Kong.
“Starbucks is thrilled to partner with Beyond Meat to provide even more choices to consumers through innovative new plant-based offerings. Our new menu items make it easy and enjoyable to explore new lifestyles, starting from what we eat and drink,” Leo Tsoi, senior vice president, chief operating officer, and president of Starbucks China said. “Through our new plant-based platform, we seek to inspire new routines by inviting everyone to eat good, feel good, and do good. Together, we can take a small, humble step to make a better world.”
Other chains in China are testing new plant-based meat options, including Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) which will add meatless nuggets made by agribusiness giant Cargill to its menu in Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen for a limited time next week.