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7 Things You May Not Know about Starbucks ...

By Melanie

I don’t know about you, but Starbucks is one of my favorite places – depending on the person serving the coffee, but for that, I will keep my comments to myself. If you are looking for some energy and do not feel like making coffee at home, then this is a great place to drive in and get your coffee. The Starbucks in my area offer free Internet service. Anyhow, I have decided to give you 7 things you may not know about Starbucks …

Table of contents:

  1. a lot of stores
  2. they offer health insurance
  3. solo diners
  4. posted hours not always true
  5. 87,000 drink possibilities
  6. cinnamon chip scone
  7. secret size not on the menu

7 A Lot of Stores

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Currently, Starbucks has eleven thousand stores. They plan to have thirty thousand stores in the future. Out of these eleven thousand stores, they serve around forty million customers every week. It has been said that they open two or three new stores daily.

6 They Offer Health Insurance

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If you are going to be working at Starbucks, even if it is part time, then you are going to be happy to hear that they offer health insurance. So, that means they actually offer benefits to their employees, which is great.

5 Solo Diners

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In Starbucks, the tables have been designed with solo diners in mind. The tables are circular so that individual does not feel any empty seats. This way, they do not feel like they are alone. The round table, in environmental psychology is much more comfortable to sit at.

4 Posted Hours Not Always True

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The store hours will differ from location to location. However, Starbucks is one of those stores that abides by the ten minute rule. This rule requires them to open their doors ten minutes early and leave the doors open ten minutes late.

3 87,000 Drink Possibilities

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There are 87,000 drink possibilities with Starbucks. Wow, that is a lot of ways that one could customize their drink! I’m not even going to begin to come up with the different ways you could have your drink.

2 Cinnamon Chip Scone

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Apart from the wonderful coffee drinks served at Starbucks, you also have the pastries. I have never had any pastries from Starbucks, I only go there for the coffee, but I heard they were good. However, take the cinnamon chip scone as an example. Do you know how many calories are stuffed in there? There are more calories in the cinnamon chip scone than there is in a quarter pounder from McDonald’s.

1 Secret Size Not on the Menu

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Yes, there is a secret size that is not on the menu. It is an 8-ounce cup known as the short. It may or may not be listed on the menu, depending upon the Starbucks you are visiting. If you have children, when you go to Starbucks, then you should order them something as well. The 8-ounce cup would be perfect for the kids to have hot chocolate in.

There you have 7 things you may not know about Starbucks. So, is there anything you would like to add to my list?

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