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Starbucks Corporation is an American multinational chain of coffeehouses and roastery reserves headquartered in Seattle, Washington. It is the world's largest coffeehouse chain.

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Starbucks Corporation
IndustryCoffee shop
FoundedMarch 30, 1971; 52 years ago (1971-03-30)
Pike Place Market, Elliott Bay, Seattle, Washington, U.S.
HeadquartersStarbucks Center,
Seattle, Washington
Number of locations
35,711 (2022)
Area served
84 countries
Key people
  • Coffee beverages
  • smoothies
  • tea
  • baked goods
  • sandwiches
RevenueIncrease US$32.25 billion (2022)
Decrease US$4.62 billion (2022)
Decrease US$3.28 billion (2022)
Total assetsDecrease US$27.98 billion (2022)
Total equityDecrease US$8.70 billion (2022)
Number of employees
c.402,000 (2022)
Footnotes / references
Interior of the Pike Place Market location in 1977
Howard Schultz served as chief executive from 1986 to 2000, and again from 2008 to 2017.

As of November 2022, the company had 35,711 stores in 80 countries, 15,873 of which were located in the United States. Out of Starbucks' U.S.-based stores, over 8,900 are company-operated, while the remainder are licensed.[3]

The rise of the second wave of coffee culture is generally attributed to Starbucks, which introduced a wider variety of coffee experiences. Starbucks serves hot and cold drinks, whole-bean coffee, micro-ground instant coffee, espresso, caffe latte, full and loose-leaf teas, juices, Frappuccino beverages, pastries, and snacks. Some offerings are seasonal or specific to the locality of the store. Depending on the country, most locations provide free Wi-Fi Internet access.