Top Countries with the Most Starbucks Cafes (QSR - Quick Service Restaurants)
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How many Starbucks cafes are there in the world? There are 27,654 Starbucks locations globally, with the United States constituting close to half of the total with 13,327 outlets


Check out our dataset of Starbuck cafes by countries and find out how Starbucks grew from a local coffee store to the most well-known espresso conglomerate today.

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Chart 1: Countries with the Most Starbucks Cafes
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There are 27,654 Starbucks outlets worldwide, with close to half being located in the United States (13,327 outlets or 48%). China ranks at a distant second with 3,600 outlets.
Chart 2: Number of Starbucks Outlets By Region
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North America is still the largest market for Starbucks, accounting for 16,306 outlets. While Starbucks was founded in 1971, the first Starbucks location outside North America only opened in 1996 in Tokyo. Asia's number of Starbucks outlets is 8,803 or about half that of North America's.


The first Starbucks outlet was opened in Pike Place Market, Seattle, Washington, on March 31, 1971, by original owners, Jerry Baldwin, Zev Siegl and Gordon Bowker. Today, according to BrandZ in 2019, it has grown to be the world's second most valuable quick-service restaurant brand with a brand value of $45.88 billion.

First Starbucks Store in 1971 (Source: Youtube/CNN)


In 1987, the Starbucks chain was sold to Howard Schultz who was a former Starbucks manager. Schultz had joined Starbucks in 1982 as director of retail operations and marketing. In 1983, Schultz traveled to Milan, Italy, where he gained inspiration from the popularity of espresso bars there to shape Starbucks to the store experience we have today. Since Schultz's takeover of Starbucks in 1987, Starbucks has grown rapidly from 17 stores to 165 stores in 1992 (year of Starbucks IPO) to 27,654 locations today.

Howard Schultz's trip to Milan in 1983 that changed the future of Starbucks


Click on these brands below to find out numerical breakdowns (by region and by country) of the number of outlets for each F&B (food and beverage) brand below:


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