|People who started it|
|Money earned||US$ 16.447 billion|
|Operating income||US$ 3.081 billion|
|Total assets||US$ 10.752 billion|
|Total equity||US$ 5.272 billion|
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 the early 1970s. 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.
The first Starbucks in Seattle, Washington
International growth[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
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- "STARBUCKS CORP 2013 Q1 Quarterly Report Form (10-Q)" (XBRL). United States Securities and Exchange Commission. January 28, 2014. http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/829224/000082922414000008/0000829224-14-000008-index.htm.
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