Starbucks Corporation is an American coffee company and coffee chain of the same name. It was founded in Seattle (Washington) in 1971. As of September 2018, the Starbucks network united over 29 thousand outlets in 75 countries of the world (of which 14 thousand operate under license).
Starbucks became a profitable venture in Seattle in the early 1980s, and despite the economic downturn that accompanied expansion into the Midwest and British Columbia in the late 1980s, the company was able to regain profitability with the start of operations in California in the early 1990s. years. The first Starbucks outlet outside of North America was opened in Tokyo in 1996; subsequently, the overseas network amounted to one third of the company's trading enterprises.