What is “Starbucks”?
A: Starbucks Corporation is an American multinational chain of coffeehouses and roastery reserves headquartered in Seattle, Washington.
It is the world's largest what?
A: Coffeehouse chain.
As of November 2021, the company had how many stores in
How many of these stores were in the US?
Out of Starbucks' U.S.-based stores, how many are
A: Over 8,900 while the remainder are licensed.
The rise of the second wave of coffee culture is
generally attributed to Starbucks, which introduced what?
A: A wider variety of coffee experiences.
What does Starbucks serve?
A: 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 what?
A: The locality of the store.
Depending on the country, most locations provide free
A: Wi-Fi internet access.
When was Starbucks founded?
A: In 1971 by Jerry Baldwin, Zev Siegl, and Gordon Bowker at Seattle's Pike Place Market.
During the early 1980s, they sold the company to whom?
A: Howard Schultz.
Schultz, after a business trip to Milan, Italy –
decided to convert the coffee bean store into what?
A: A coffee shop serving espresso-based drinks.
As chief executive officer from 1986 to 2000, Schultz's
first tenure led to what?
A: An aggressive expansion of the franchise, first in Seattle, then across the West Coast of the United States.
Schultz was succeeded by whom?
A: Orin Smith who ran the company for five years and positioned Starbucks as a large player in fair trade coffee, increasing sales to US$5 billion.
Who served as chief executive officer from 2005 to
A: Jim Donald, orchestrating a large-scale earnings expansion.
When did Schultz return as CEO?
A: During the financial crisis of 2007–08 and spent the succeeding decade growing the company's market share, expanding its offerings, and reorienting the brand around corporate social responsibility.
When did Kevin Johnson, the current CEO, succeeded
A: In 2017.
In addition to drinks and food, many stores carry what?
A: Starbucks' official merchandise, such as mugs, tumblers, scoops, and coffee presses.
There are also several select "Starbucks Evenings"
locations that offer what?
A: Beer, wine, and appetizers.
Starbucks-brand coffee, ice cream, and bottled cold coffee drinks are sold where?
A: At grocery stores in the United States and other countries.
In 2010, the company began its Starbucks Reserve
program for what?
A: Single-origin coffees and high-end coffee shops.
The latest roastery location opened where?
A: On Chicago's Magnificent Mile in November 2019 and is the world's largest Starbucks location.
The company has been subject to multiple controversies
related to its what?
A: Business practices.