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Starbucks introduces filone sandwiches

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From this month, Starbucks Coffee Japan has introduced a new sandwich using Italian filone bread. Filone bread, using high quality wheat, is a crusty, chewy bread that contains lots of minerals and vitamin B1. The lineup includes beef pastrami, vegetable & chicken, and ham & maribo cheese.

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Knowing Starbucks, they're probably small and overpriced.

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i prefer Macdonaldo:)

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I love the veggie option in that list! Oh, wait...

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First Burger KIng does not have the veggie alternatives, now Starbucks.

If their is no alternative and no debate about veggie foods, people will eat meat, especially in Japan, where one does not question one does.

The Japanese menus these chains like Starbucks introduce , are always fat laden heart clogging , processed muck!!

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If I want fast-food veggie options I go to "Subway", get a bagel or similar.

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If their is no alternative and no debate about veggie foods, people will eat meat

Only if they don't mind eating meat in the first place. A veggie isn't likely to be looking for food in a burger joint anyway, so I'm prepared to let Burger King off the hook. They aren't even on the radar. Starbucks should know better, though. I might try the vegetable and chicken without the chicken - though if they're all already made up and it involves removing the chicken - fuggeddabartit.

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cleo- In other countries Burger KIng has option of spicy bean burger and veggie burger.

Dont you get Japan yet? People dont mind eating meat. It is i9n their head from as far back as they remember. How often do you read or see in the media debates about vegetarianism?

Starbucks are too greedy , overpriced, and also do not pay their suppliers a good price. Their business practices are not ethical.

I petitioned Mcdonalds Japan to introduce veggie food, and they suggest i eat a french fries and black coffee!!

Moderator: Readers, this discussion is not about vegetarianism.

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They built oneof them Starbucks near where i live,and Mmy wife Mildred pestered me to take her there.

I bought 2 coffees and a piece of chocolate cake, it cost nine Pounds, strewth, i could have dinner and pints of ooking, down the Feathers for that price.

That place is a rip off. Stuff their menu, greedy they are, and their stuff isn`t so great anyway.

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Should have said"I could have had dinner and 3 pints of cooking, down the Feathers for that price".

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Everything at Starbucks is overpriced in Japan, no doubt elsewhere too. I mean, 200 yen for an amazingly tiny coconut-bran cookie? (their replacement for the tastier (IMO) oatmeal-bran cookie that they'd gotten rid of) and no fresh or other orange juice anymore, now just an overpriced, designer-label-type orange-juice-like drink Puhleeze. If only more people in Japan knew how much they're being ripped off, but then it's the trendiness people go for when they go to Starbucks, a feeling that they're hip practicing their kokusaika. Nowadays I go to regular Dotouru joints: less pretentious, a bit cheaper, and often quieter.

I wonder how much Starbucks paid JT to run this ad...

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Great. First the line at Krispy Kreme's is long due to a special donut, and now this.

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ColAmerica, if you'll step off your soap box for a moment and reread the article again you'll notice vegetable is one of the mentioned sandwiches.

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I petitioned Mcdonalds Japan to introduce veggie food, and they suggest i eat a french fries and black coffee!!

You mean they've taken the beef tallow out of the fries?

tetsukon -

'Vegetable and chicken' is not 'vegetable'.

Sorry Moddie, but any discussion of food has to include a discussion of whether it's actually edible or not. And for vegetarians beef pastrami, vegetable & chicken, and ham & maribo cheese are not edible.

Sounds to me like a pitiful waste of some darn good bread.

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I agree I often get food-stuff customised for my son and my wife. Yes, easier at some places than others.

As for starbucks way to pricey for what you get. I like ”Cafe De Crie” they make their sandwiches fresh when you order (so can ask to have staff replaced or dropped), plus they are tasty and in decent serving sizes.

Many other places have pre-packaged foods delivered.

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Filone is an alias for Vienna loaf. Ciao, Carmella; gutentag, Hanz.

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Personally I prefer Panini over Filone. Mahlzeit.

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I'd like to try it. I'm a sucker for tasty bread. You can't argue about taste, of course. But if your taste buds are not that developed and are on a low budget you can always find something cheaper.

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Everything overpriced, and sh1t all for vegetarians (savory stuff, that is). My biggest gripe is that their drinks eg latte are sickeningly sweet - drinking them is like drinking maple syrup.

George Roper:

my wife Mildred pestered me to take her there.

I hate to break the bad news to you, but Mildred died over 20 years ago.

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I tried the beef pastrami one today. Not bad. Its a little under 500 yen which is a little high but its better than the classic/fake meat burger at Freshness Burger and that is pricier.

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Alas, Fleshless Burger, where by thy beef?

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Starbucks filone sandwhich won't pass mustard and will be off the menu by next year. Today in downtown Tokyo I saw a Western business man walking with his extra large thermos cup with Starbucks logo and a banana or two in the other hand as he walked to the office in the morning. This is trendy?

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Starbucks filone sandwhich won't pass mustard

Great pun! (I assume it was a pun on 'pass muster')

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