Petition update

TODAY: Celebrate Cappuccino Day by asking Starbucks for vegan cookies with our coffee!

Jane Velez-Mitchell and Animal Outlook

Nov 8, 2018 — 

This National Cappuccino Day, tell Starbucks you’re craving vegan cookies with your dairy-free coffee! Give the coffee giant a quick call at 800-782-7282 (select option 2 to submit feedback when prompted) using our sample script below!

Compassion Over Killing recently learned that Starbucks plans to phase out its plant-based macadamia oat cookie--despite hearing from tens of thousands of you asking for more vegan options.

In March, Starbucks told COK at its annual shareholder meeting that a US-wide vegan food line was on the horizon this year. And after dishing out a vegan cupcake in Miami, tasty breakfast treats, and plant-powered protein bowls in select cities, the chain finally brewed up a vegan option on menus nationwide: a macadamia oat cookie.

But now Starbucks has told us the cookie’s days are numbered due to slow sales--and there’s still no sign of a more robust vegan menu. Yet, nationwide, vegan food sales are soaring, with the dairy alternatives market projected to reach $34 billion by 2024 as more and more people choose compassionate cuisine. And when Starbucks began pouring out almond milk for beverages, it was due to massive customer demand!

Consumers want plant-based options, and by offering a more buzzworthy cookie flavor, Starbucks can serve this huge market.

Let’s make sure Starbucks sees that there are millions seeking vegan treats in delicious flavors like chocolate chip, peanut butter swirl, and mocha--and keeps a vegan cookie on its menu. Call the chain at 800-782-7282 (select option 2 to submit feedback when prompted) using our sample script below or your own polite message.

SAMPLE SCRIPT: “Happy National Cappuccino Day! What could be more buzzworthy on Starbucks’ menu than a vegan cookie? I was disappointed to learn from Compassion Over Killing that you are phasing out your macadamia oat cookie after just a few months--but now it’s time to brew up something even more exciting like chocolate chip, mocha, or peanut butter swirl! Please offer a vegan cookie and other food options for the millions choosing sustainable, kinder plant-based foods nationwide. Thank you!”

Don’t forget to let us know how your call went by emailing!

P.S. You can help us make compassionate eating business as usual by making a generous donation--which will be matched dollar-for-dollar--through our Month of Compassion and Gratitude! Click here to join me and support COK’s critical work changing menus and minds today!

Laura Cascada
Director of Corporate Outreach

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