Starbucks has launched its Evenings Programme in the UK, offering a range of meals and shareable hot and cold snacks with premium wines and beers.
Food options include chorizo and prawn skewers with chilli ketchup, to truffle mac & cheese and braised British beef.
The newly renovated Stansted Airport store, operated in partnership with food travel experts SSP UK, is the first location to offer Starbucks Evenings, with plans to expand the programme to additional stores.
In US stores, Starbucks Evenings has proven very popular and has rolled out to 30 locations in Seattle, Portland, Southern California, Chicago and Atlanta.
Depending on the location, Starbucks Evenings in the UK will be available from around 4pm and will continue to offer the same quality handcrafted drinks and food, with an expanded menu for later in the day.
Ian Cranna, vp marketing and category for Starbucks EMEA said:
“We are delighted to launch the first Evenings Programme in the UK.
“Providing a welcoming coffeehouse environment has always been our focus and now we can offer something new for the evening too.
“I think our customers will love the new range of terrific food and carefully selected wines and beers which will provide even more choice and reasons to visit us later in the day.”
Simon Smith, CEO, UK and Ireland for SSP UK, said:
“We are delighted to support our partner Starbucks with the new Evenings Programme at Stansted Airport.
“Starbucks is a brand which is synonymous with great coffee and introducing this programme will tempt our coffee lovers to experience a new range of delicious foods and carefully selected alcoholic beverages in our newly renovated store.”
As well as shareable savoury items, there are also new desserts available on the Starbucks Evenings menu, which have been paired with Starbucks range of drinks.
The wine and beer list has been individually selected by Starbucks and SSP to appeal to customers.