Starbucks Corporation is an American global coffee company and coffeehouse chain based in Seattle, Washington. Starbucks is the largest coffeehouse company in the world, with 20,891 stores in 62 countries, including 13,279 in the United States, 1,324 in Canada, 989 in Japan, 851 in the People's Republic of China, 806 in the United Kingdom, 556 in South Korea, 377 in Mexico, 291 in Taiwan, 206 in the Philippines, 179 in Turkey, 171 in Thailand, and 167 in Germany. In addition, Starbucks is an active member of the World Cocoa Foundation.
Starbucks locations serve hot and cold beverages, whole-bean coffee, microground instant coffee, full-leaf teas, pastries, and snacks. Most stores also sell packaged food items, hot and cold sandwiches, and items such as mugs and tumblers. Starbucks Evenings locations also offer a variety of beers, wines, and appetizers after 4pm. Through the Starbucks Entertainment division and Hear Music brand, the company also markets books, music, and film. Many of the company's products are seasonal or specific to the locality of the store. Starbucks-brand ice cream and coffee are also offered at grocery stores.

Type:    Public
Traded as:    NASDAQ: SBUX NASDAQ-100 Component S&P 500 Component
Industry:    Restaurants
Genre:    Coffee house
Founded:    Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington (March 30, 1971)
Founder(s):    Jerry Baldwin, Gordon Bowker, Zev Siegl
Headquarters:    Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Number of locations:    20,891 in 62 countries (March 22, 2013)
Area served:    Worldwide
Key people:    Howard Schultz (Chairperson, President and CEO)
Products:  
Coffee  • Tea  • Pastries • Frappuccino beverages  • Smoothies
Services:    Coffee
Revenue:    Increase US$ 13.29 billion (2012)
Operating income:    Increase US$ 1.50 billion (2012)
Net income:    Increase US$ 1.38 billion (2012)
Total assets:    Increase US$ 8.21 billion (2012)
Total equity:    Increase US$ 5.10 billion (2012)
Employees:    149,000 (2011)
Subsidiaries:  
Starbucks Coffee Company  • Ethos water  • Evolution Fresh  • Hear Music  • La Boulange Bakery  • Seattle's Best Coffee  • Tazo  • Teavana  • Torrefazione Italia
Website:    starbucks.com