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Dunkin’ to Add Vegan Meat to Menu

Dunkin' Donuts
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Donut and coffee giant Dunkin’ aims to add vegan meat to its menu in the future, following huge vegan demand.

According to Dunkin’ Donuts CEO David Hoffmann, the donut chain is considering adding vegan protein to its menu, among other improvements.

“We’re going to look at plant-based proteins, as well, going forward,” Hoffmann said on CNBC’s Squawk on the Street program after congratulating vegan meat brand Beyond Meat on its huge success during the first day of trading on NASDAQ.

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Beyond Meat had the best IPO of 2019 with its valuation surging to $3.8 billion.

Other coffee chains are also moving toward plant-based options due to high customer demand.

This year, coffee chain giant Starbucks launched its very first vegan menu in the Philippines as the vegan movement grows in the country.

The new 100% plant-based menu features “Sinless” Chocolate Cake and classic Peanut Butter and Jelly, perfect for customers who want to have a healthier and cruelty-free option.

The Sinless Chocolate Cake kept selling out after its launch, which pushed Starbucks to add it to the permanent menu.

Starbucks also launched oat milk in select US locations after recognizing the growing popularity of the plant-based milk.

In the UK, the international coffee house chain launched vegan mac ‘n’ cheese and breakfast burrito as part of its commitment to comply with the huge demand for vegan options.


British coffee house company Costa Coffee also launched “almond drink” as a dairy alternative, following high customer demand.

The new plant-based milk joins soy and coconut milk as dairy alternatives for vegans and those who are lactose intolerant.

To celebrate the launch of the new plant-based milk, Costa launched a limited edition Vanilla Latte, which goes well with all the plant-based milk offered.

Unfortunately, Costa follows Starbucks in charging extra for dairy alternatives. For choosing soy, almond, or coconut milk, customers have to pay an extra £0.50 for all core drinks.

Animal rights organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is currently urging Starbucks to stop charging extra for vegan milk.

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Roxanne Libatique

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Roxanne is a vegan journalist and advocate for animal rights and mental health. She tries to live consciously and spends her free time traveling, enjoying vegan food, volunteering, and speaking up for all animals. Connect with her at @roxlibatique on Twitter and Instagram.

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