As more Starbucks reopen across the country in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the coffee chain is expanding its menu.

The company announced Tuesday it will add a plant-based Impossible Breakfast Sandwich to its menu. 

According to Starbucks, the sandwich combines plant-based sausage with a cage-free fried egg, aged cheddar cheese, and an artisanal ciabatta bread.

Michael Kobori, chief sustainability officer at Starbucks, cites customers' increased interest in plant-based options as a reason for the menu addition.

"Over the years, in response to customer interest, we have added plant-based milk alternatives such as soy, coconut, almond, and oat milk," said Kobori. "We are thrilled to expand our plant-based menu into food with this new breakfast sandwich."

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The restaurant giant is also offering two new drinks starting Tuesday: a Cold Brew with Cinnamon Almondmilk Foam and a Cold Brew with Dark Cocoa Almondmilk Foam. Starbucks said it's also continuing to expand the use of oatmilk in stores, offering a Cold Brew with Cinnamon Oatmilk Foam at locations in California and the Midwest.

The menu changes arrive as Starbucks, along with other businesses, navigates the coronavirus pandemic with lifted restrictions. About 95% of U.S. company-run stores are open, but many are operating with reduced hours.

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