We all know Starbucks is ridiculously successful and has tens of thousands of locations in the United States and around the world. But which location is the most successful, hauling in the most revenue each year?
We asked Starbucks. They wouldn’t tell us. (“We do not release this level of information,” they said.)
So we had to try to figure it out on our own. How? Well, with a little science, a little supposition, and a little hearsay, we made this list of 7 Starbucks locations that are probably at least in the top ten, though it’s hard to know which might take the top spot for making the most money:
- The Original, 1912 Pike Place, Seattle, Washington – Technically, Starbucks did not start here (it moved here from a previous spot nearby), but it is the child of the original and is thus the location open longest. It’s small, at only about 1,000 square feet, but you won’t be surprised to learn that visitors are more than willing to stand in line (out the door) to say they had a cup at the very first Starbucks location. Translation: this store makes a LOT of money, maybe the most of any Starbucks location.
- 43rd & Broadway, New York City – The “Times Square Starbucks” is likely to be doing a brisk business. In fact, in the past, Starbucks reps have said that it is one of the top two stores, with the original location above being the other. Which location is #1 today?