Starbucks is one of the world's biggest coffee chains and restaurants. They have stores in 72 countries - and that number will almost certainly go up soon.
All about Starbucks
Is there anyone who hasn't tried a cup of Starbucks' coffee? OK, so while there are, it's no exaggeration to say that Starbucks is one of the most popular brands in the entire world. Their stores cover 72 countries, and their products have inspired some real dedication from fans.
Apart from coffee, Starbucks also sells tea, cakes and pastries, sadnwiches, snacks, light breakfasts and lunches, and a lot of branded products for their loyal fans to take home. Some Starbucks locations also have wine, beer, and appetizers to drawn in people after sunset, too.
If you're a frequent Starbucks customer, then consider signing up for its rewards card. You'll accumulate points and get special offers and things like Starbucks coupons and discounts. Not sure where your nearest Starbucks location is? Check their official website to find out.
The history of Starbucks
Starbucks opened its first store in 1971 in Seattle. Currently, they have approximately 23,450 locations and employ more than 191,000 people across the globe. The average Starbucks customer visits 6 times per month, and 20% of its regular customers visit 16 times per month.
Over a 20-year period starting in 1987, Starbucks was growing so quickly it was opening 2 new stores a day on average. Their first shop outside of the U.S. was in Tokyo, and it opened in 1997. Today, there are stores in 72 countries.
On top of stand-alone Starbucks locations, you can also find Starbucks inside other stores, such as Target, Barnes & Noble, and Tom Thumb.
The coffee chain is so popular that it often appears in Hollywood movies. Here are some of its best on-screen moments!
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me: Dr. Evil’s headquarters are in a Starbucks in the famous Space Needle in Seattle.
Shrek 2: In one of the final scenes in the movie, Shrek argues with the Gingerbread Man about how best to break into the castle in Far Far Away. They end up going to the bakery and creating a giant gingerbread man, who gets thirsty and tries to drink from an oversized cup on the roof of a café named “Farbucks”.
Fight Club: The director, David Fincher, says that you can see a Starbucks cup in almost every scene in the movie.