More statistics and facts on coffeehouse chains
U.S. coffee and snack shops - additional information
Despite taking a dip in 2009 due to the global recession, the revenue of the coffee and snack shop industry in the United States has risen steadily year-over-year since the beginning of the timeframe. By 2016, the revenue was forecasted to reach 32.46 billion U.S. dollars and there was expected to be over 55,000 coffee and snack shop establishments in the U.S.
In 2015, the most popular limited-service beverage and snack restaurant in the U.S. was Smootie King, followed by Krispy Kreme Doughnuts and Peet's Coffee & Tea. Starbucks was by far the largest coffee chain in 2016 with around 25 thousand stores worldwide - 13,172 of these being located in the U.S. While Starbucks is primarily known for its coffee, 20 percent of the chain’s revenue comes from food sales. Starbucks sells a number of food items ranging from sandwiches, paninis, and salads to muffins, cakes, and scones.