Starbucks Launches Mercato Lunch Menu in Los Angeles
Beginning in June 2018, nearly 350 Starbucks® stores in the Los Angeles area will offer the new Mercato lunch menu, which features vibrant, hearty grab-and-go salads, sandwiches and sides made fresh daily and donated nightly to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank through Starbucks FoodShare.
Mercato is Italian for “marketplace,” a vibrant center of fresh food and ingredients, which provided the inspiration for the Mercato menu. Starbucks chefs created what customers have asked for: a fresh and hearty lunch that is made to satisfy, sustain and meet a variety of dietary lifestyles, from high protein to vegetarian to vegan.
Each menu item has been thoughtfully prepared with handpicked, natural ingredients, including breads and cheeses, vegetables, grains and greens carefully combined so that every bite is full of flavor. Using Starbucks-developed recipes, the Mercato menu is crafted in a local kitchen and delivered fresh daily to Starbucks stores in the area. Read more about the Mercato menu creation and inspiration.
All Mercato items are priced under $10 before tax, and menu selection will vary by store location. View the full Mercato menu here.
Starbucks FoodShare is a partnership with Feeding America that donates Starbucks surplus food at the end of the day to a local food bank. Starbucks has set a goal to rescue 100 percent of food available to donate from its more than 8,000 U.S. company-operated stores. Since its launch in summer 2016, Starbucks FoodShare program has donated more than 5 million meals. By 2020, when the program is fully up to scale, Starbucks expects to donate more than 50 million meals each year.
Mercato is now available in a total of more than 900 stores in Seattle, Chicago, Sacramento and San Francisco, and will be available in nearly 1,800 stores by the end of the year.