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Starbucks

Starbucks

About:

To say Starbucks purchases and roasts high-quality whole bean coffees is very true. That’s the essence of what we do – but it hardly tells the whole story.

Our coffeehouses have become a beacon for coffee lovers everywhere. Why do they insist on Starbucks? Because they know they can count on genuine service, an inviting atmosphere and a superb cup of expertly roasted and richly brewed coffee every time.

Number of stores:

21,536

Founded:

March 30, 1971 by Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington, United States

Parent Company:

Starbucks Corporation

Fun Facts:

  • Starbucks was founded by two teachers and a writer.
  • Originally the company was to be called Pequod, after a whaling ship from Moby-Dick, but this name was rejected by some of the co-founders. The company was instead named after the chief mate on the Pequod, Starbuck.