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Including 12,811 in the United States, 1,248 in Canada, 965 in Japan, 766 in Great Britain, 580 in China, and 420 in South Korea, as far as we can trust the numbers (they are opening five new stores every day).
Not to mention their performance in terms of the revenues: The chain location is in Seattle, Washington.
Their sales numbers outshine McDonald’s, even though they are only selling drinks! That is without a doubt a great achievement.
Starbucks’ logo is constantly changing: the actual one is the third mark since its appearance 30 years ago.
Let’s now see 10 interesting facts about Starbucks.
1. There Are Many Possibilities Of Combination Of Drinks: 87,000 To Be Exact
Can you believe that? 87000 options? Not bad! How much time would you need to try it all? In 2008, this number appeared in a full-page advertisement in two significant newspapers.
2. The Starbucks Name Has a Literary Inspiration.
Starbucks President and CEO Howard Schultz wrote a book titled “Pour Your Heart into It:
How Starbucks Built a Company One Cup at a Time,” where he explained that the name of the conglomerate derives from Starbuck, a character in Moby Dick, one of Herman Melville’s novels.
This nautical theme extended to the company’s logo as well, which Schultz said was inspired by a 16th-century Norse print of a “two-tailed mermaid or siren.”
3. The Tables Were Selected For Solo Diners
The small tables are circular so there don’t seem to be any “empty” seats and customers dining alone don’t feel—or appear—lonely.
Rubenfeld says “The round table is much more convenient and simple for the individual, as well as for groups of people in environmental psychology.
” He says that Starbucks will soon introduce a new table shape: round with a straight edge that allows tables to be pushed together to make room for four people.
A man is drinking coffee in Starbucks.
4. There’s a Secret Size Which Does Not Appear On The Menu.
“Short,” an 8-ounce size cup is known as a child’s size and may not appear as an option. “Coffee Shot is served in children’s chocolate” as Moore said.
Starbucks is planning to incorporate a size bigger than the venti to its iced drink menu.
We can read on the blog Starbucks Gossip that Starbucks was experimenting with “Trenta, a 31-ounce size cup in Phoenix in March of 2015.
5. Starbucks Opens Two Or Three New Stores Daily
Taylor Clarke’s book, Starbucked: A Double Tale of Caffeine, was reported in Commerce and Culture in 2007.
According to another writing, six additional Starbucks shops operated around the world every day to reach a total of 40,000 stores around the world, thereby fulfilling Schultz’s plan.
And so it went until the day when the financial crisis elevated its head- then the growth would eventually decrease to “two-plus stores” per day, says Arthur Rubinfeld, Starbucks president of Global Developments.
6. The Posted Hours Aren’t Exactly True
Moore says Starbucks adheres to the “10-Minute Rule”, even though the opening hours are different due to the diversity of locations (some open at 5 a.m, others at 8 a.m.).
The rule prescribes the opening of the door 10 minutes before the posted time and closes 10 minutes after the official closing time.
According to Moore, “This is simply to provide good customer service, as there is almost always a customer expecting for a Starbucks to open.”
7. Smiling Is Part Of An Employee’s Job Description.
This little information was passed by Marissa Bea, who worked at spots in Seattle and New York City during the past three years.
According to Moore, “The employee handbook, called ‘The Green Apron,’ talks about connecting, discovering, and responding, smiling… as a way to bond with customers,”.
8. The Cinnamon Chip Scone Is Richer In Calories Than a Quarter Pounder
Besides its coffee Emprise, Starbucks is a mega confectionery seller.
According to John Moore, a corporate marketing manager at Starbucks in 2002 and the writer of Brand Autopsy blog “If taken solely as a retailer of pastries, it would be the largest in the U.S.”
But I have to disappoint you because some of those tasteful pastries are not the best friends of your wallet.
A fresh cup of coffee in a Starbucks
For example, the Cinnamon Chip Scone contains 480 calories—70 calories more than the McDonald’s Quarter Pounder sandwich.
9. Most Shops Are Decorated On The Grounds Of One Of Three Templates.
The interiors of the shops are meant to mirror the nature of the surrounding neighborhood. “Having a locally relevant design aesthetic is important,” explains Rubinfeld.
The three themes available are Heritage (“worn wood, stained concrete or tile floors, metal stools and factory-inspired lighting”);
Artisan (“exposed steel beams, masonry walls, factory casement glass, and hand-polished woodwork”);
And Regional Modern (“bright, loft-like spaces full of light dotted with regionally inspired furniture and culturally relevant fabrics”).
There’s also a fourth concept, used in “unique” stores designed to “explore innovations within the coffeehouse.”
10. A Large Starbucks Coffee Has More Than Four Times The Amount Of Caffeine As a Red Bull
This is the last interesting facts about Starbucks but not the least.
Starbucks is famous for having some pretty calorie-dense beverages. However, calories are not the only place where Starbucks has large numbers.
Caffeine amounts are also awe-inspiring.
Coming to sum it up, we read some interesting facts about Starbucks. Hope you got something new to learn.
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