Starbucks revamps menu . . . again


On June 30, Starbucks is changing its menu. Again. Gone are the high-fructose corn-syrup-laden muffins, artificially flavored snacks and artificially colored pastries. Instead, the world's most ubiquitous coffee chain will serve up a selection of more healthful, more natural offerings, including a line of salads.

It seems like only yesterday that Starbucks decided to reboot its menu. Actually, it practically was yesterday: last September, the company began offering a line of nutritious breakfast items to position itself as a healthier alternative to fast food. In February, the company added a line of coffee/sandwich breakfast combos designed to steal bargain-minded fast-food customers. All told, the moves have helped make Starbucks a credible alternative to its more mass-market brethren.