Number of international and United States Starbucks stores from 2005 to 2015

This statistic shows the number of international and United States Starbucks stores from 2005 to 2015. In 2013, there were 11,457 Starbucks stores in the U.S. The total number of Starbucks stores worldwide has more than doubled in the decade between 2004 and 2014.

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The first Starbucks store was opened in Seattle, Washington in 1971 by three college friends, Jerry Baldwin, Zev Siegl and Gordon Bowker. In its first few years, the cafe only sold roasted coffee beans, not drinks. But, with consumer desire for specialty coffee increasing in the 1980s, one store had become a chain of six by 1986. In 1987, former employee Howard Schultz purchased the chain from the three friends. He quickly started to expand the chain and set Starbucks on the path to global domination. Today, not only are there over 12,500 Starbucks stores in the United States, but there are more than of 10,500 in other locations around the world. Of the U.S. based stores, 7,559 are company owned, the remaining 4,962 stores are licensed.

In 2014, Starbucks generated revenues of approximately 16.45 billion U.S. dollars, the majority of which came from beverage sales at 9.46 billion. These figures put Starbucks in the leading position within the global coffee chain market. As of 2013, the coffee chain had little reason to worry about competition – its closest competitor, Canada’s Tim Hortons, made around one fifth of its revenue. Starbucks was also the leading coffee chain in terms of store numbers, with almost double those of Dunkin’ Donuts and around four times those of Tim Hortons.

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