Starbucks Is Bringing Back Lemon Cake After Customers Complain About 'Fancy' New Menu


Starbucks is bringing back a few pastries from its old menu.


The coffee chain will begin selling slices of banana, pumpkin, and iced-lemon loaf cake in its U.S. stores this week, following customer complaints that the chain has been getting too "fancy" with its gourmet La Boulange menu, Bloomberg's Leslie Patton reports.

"We've got a few products that we are going to bring back from the old menu," Starbucks' Chief Operating Officer Troy Alstead told Bloomberg. "Some customers missed a few things."

Customers have been complaining that Starbucks' newer pastries are smaller and less tasty.

Starbucks has in fact cut down on size with some pastries, in order to slash calories. The chain has also changed some of its recipes to include healthier ingredients, such as replacing the white cheddar cheese in its turkey bacon sandwich with a reduced fat version.


Not all customers want the healthier versions of their old favorites, however, as we reported earlier this month.

Starbucks acquired La Boulange baking company in 2012 to revamp its food offerings, as the chain faces increased coffee competition from fast food chains, such as McDonald's and Burger King.