Starbucks Density

Go to the Starbucks locator and put in your address to find out your Starbucks density (accept the default 5-mile radius and then scroll to the bottom of the search listings and find the “Showing 1-20 of xxx Stores” text).

The world record so far is 170 in Manhattan.

My office is at 86 SBD* and my home is a 46 (which latter number is a little surprising, given the nice-but-not-that-nice nature of my neighborhood). Both of those are right on the lake, so think of all those imaginary Starbuckses that would exist if only there was land there. Or let your mind range free — boat-based Starbuckses! Sealab-style underwater coffee!


10 Comments so far

  1. Lauren (unregistered) on January 24th, 2005 @ 4:43 pm

    Roscoe Village sports a hefty 96 SBD. Take that!

  2. sabrina (unregistered) on January 24th, 2005 @ 6:25 pm

    i’m shocked! printer’s row only has a 75 SBD!

    of course we do have two good coffeeshops too, intelligentsia and gourmand, so … take that, evil seattle empire!

  3. Will (unregistered) on January 25th, 2005 @ 12:11 pm

    Not to be a prick, but Starbucks

  4. Will (unregistered) on January 25th, 2005 @ 12:12 pm

    Whoops! I also forgot to mention: SBD? I love this idea. (Seriously!)

  5. DIANE (unregistered) on January 26th, 2005 @ 12:23 pm

    I live in Uptown- a paltry 51! I have to walk like 2 BLOCKS to get to Starbucks rather than tripping over one as soon as I leave my building.

  6. Andi (unregistered) on January 27th, 2005 @ 4:05 pm

    I moved from Seattle where I had a SBD of 86 to Honolulu where it’s a measly 16. It’s rough. Fortunately I have the ridiculously nice weather to make up for it.

  7. Penny (unregistered) on March 14th, 2005 @ 11:36 am

    How many Starbuck’s are there?

  8. steven (unregistered) on October 6th, 2005 @ 1:19 pm

    Well said, P.E.

    (insert rolling of eyes here)

  9. Fuzzy (unregistered) on October 6th, 2005 @ 2:33 pm

    Steven, that was a spam, and it’s now deleted.

    Penny, this answer is a few months late, but I will quote from Starbucks Everywhere (the guy who’s trying to visit all the Starbucks in the world:

    “Approximate total : 4886 corporate-owned locations, of which at least 59 have closed or relocated, for a total of 4827 active corporate-owned locations in North America of an estimated 5100, or 94.3%. Internationally, 213 across England, Japan, Spain, France, and Quebec (not part of Canada in the Starbucks world). The estimated total locations excludes licensed stores, which I do not visit, because, with a few unusual exceptions, they are almost all mind-numbingly dull kiosks.”

  10. steven (unregistered) on October 6th, 2005 @ 3:27 pm

    I was complimenting our invisible friend, P.E….you know….Penis Enlargement? He always says the darndest things.

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