Starbucks is to launch a hot food menu across the US after a successful trial in 80 stores. The new menu will feature breakfast items including egg and muffin sandwiches, with bacon, sausage or spinach. There will also be a range of lunchtime foods available. Last year the company made 12% of its $4bn sales through cold food items like cookies, muffins and salads. Starbucks spokeswoman Valerie Hwang said: "We are pleased with the test results and our customers have responded favourably." It is hoped that the new menu will keep the next wave of Starbucks profits high, although analyst Barry Sine, who follows Starbucks for H.D. Brous & Co described his sample as "airline-type food" and is pessimistic of the menu's success in its current form. He said the company would have difficulty providing room to prepare fresh food. "It's tough because they're stuck with the real estate they have, there isn't room for a McDonald's style kitchen." The company has no specific timeframe for the menu rollout as yet.