This isn't the only vegan-friendly change Starbucks has pushed in the new year. In early January, the chain welcome two dairy-free drinks to the chain's permanent menu, the Almond Milk Honey Flat White and Coconutmilk Latte. Additional locations are also testing an Oatmilk Honey Latte.
According to Johnson, following a recent audit, the chain found that dairy is largely responsible for the company's carbon footprint. "Alternative milks will be a big part of the solution," he told Bloomberg. "The consumer demand curve is already shifting."
Info on the unreleased plant-based breakfast sandwich is limited, but we do know it's arriving in 2020. We may be in the dark now, but soon enough, more vegan-friendly options will be available at Starbucks locations nationwide.
"As part of our sustainability initiatives, we will continue to expand plant-based options, migrating towards a more environmentally friendly menu," a spokesperson for the brand told Thrillist. "We are exploring meat alternatives for our breakfast menu, and customers around the world can expect to see more plant-based options from us this year and beyond."
Starbucks is not, however, the only chain with a plant-based breakfast idea. In fact, it'll likely go head-to-head with longtime rival Dunkin's own meat-less Beyond Sausage Sandwich, which made its debuted back in 2019.
h/t Nation's Restaurant News