The United States of Starbucks

6 months ago by Joshua Fruhlinger in Facts

This afternoon, Starbucks ($NASDAQ:SBUX) will temporarily close 8,000 stores to train more than 175,000 employees for what it calls "racial-bias education". This comes after two black men were arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks for simply waiting for a colleague. The event has hurt Stabucks on social media already, and analysts estimate that the closures this afternoon will cost the company tens of millions of dollars.

Starbucks Location Map - USA

Starbucks' retail footprint in the US is massive, as the map above illustrates. There are over 13,000 locations in the United States. Of those locations, 8,222 are company-owned (the other 5,708 are licensed) - those are the ones that will be closing. Starbucks tends to cluster in urban centers, with the most locations in New York, Chicago, and Las Vegas.

Top-10 Starbucks Cities

City

Name (Count)

New York

477

Chicago

382

Las Vegas

316

Houston

309

Seattle

301

San Diego

275

Los Angeles

271

Portland

230

Phoenix

222

Dallas

191

Starbucks Facebook Followers

Starbucks' Facebook presence has yet to recover from the damage this controversy has caused after an all-time high for the brand in January, 2018. A slight recovery in early May can be seen, however, and we'll keep an eye on how people are feeling about the brand on the world's largest social network after Starbucks re-opens its stores after today's closures.

Joshua Fruhlinger

Joshua has been writing about technology, lifestyle, and business for over 20 years. He's one of the original writers and editors for Engadget, and still writes a...

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