kidzsearch.com > wiki

# Starbucks

Type Starbucks headquarters at Starbucks Center in Seattle, Washington Public NASDAQ: SBUX NASDAQ-100 Component S&P 500 Component Coffee shop 1971Pike Place Market, Elliott Bay, Seattle, Washington, U.S. 2401 Utah Avenue South, Seattle, Washington, U.S. 23,768[1] (2016) Worldwide Howard Schultz(Chairman and CEO)Kevin Johnson(President and COO) Coffee beverages smoothies tea baked goods sandwiches US$16.447 billion[2] (2014) US$ 3.081 billion[2] US$10.752 billion[3] (2014) US$ 5.272 billion[2] (2014) 191,000[4] (2014) starbucks.com

Starbucks is a chain of stores that sell coffee. A chain is many stores owned by the same company. Many of the stores look the same, and all stores sell the same items, often at the same prices. As well as coffee, Starbucks sells beverages and baked goods.

Starbucks started in Seattle in the United States in 1971. The number of stores has grown quickly. There are over 9,000 Starbucks stores all over the world. Most of these stores are in the United States. Some large cities in the U.S. have many Starbucks stores. Sometimes they open so many stores in one city that there are two Starbucks within a few blocks of each other.

Starbucks sells many kinds of drinks. There are 5 sizes: short, tall, grande, venti and trenta. There are many ways to customize each drink. A frappuccino, for example, is a cold drink. Flavored syrup and cream is added to coffee or juice and stirred with ice.

Some stores sell special items, such as mugs related to the city they are located in.

## International growth

The first Starbucks in Japan opened in Ginza in 1996. There were 985 stores in Japan in 2012.

## References

1. "Loxcel Starbucks Map". Starbucks. March 15, 2016. Retrieved Mar 15, 2016.
2. "STARBUCKS CORP 2013 Q1 Quarterly Report Form (10-Q)" (XBRL). United States Securities and Exchange Commission. January 28, 2014.
3. Starbucks. May 2013. Retrieved February 21, 2014.