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The Fastest Growing Coffee Chains

  1. Biggby Coffee – Opened in March of 1995 in East Lansing, Michigan, this relatively young chain has doubled its units every two years. In 2010, Biggby Coffee had a 7.3% increase. As of 2015, there were 190 Biggby Coffee franchises in America and total sales was $89,810,526. If it keeps growing at this rate, it will be a great threat to supergiant Starbucks.
  2. Dunkin’ Donuts – Dunkin’ Donuts added 400 stores in the year 2010. As of 2017, there were 12,538 Dunkin’ Donuts locations in the world, and the company brought in $8.6 billion in revenue. Even though it is known mostly for its donuts, Dunkin’ claims to sell more cups of coffee than any other retailer.
  3. Scooter’s Coffeehouse – This chain added four new stores in 2010. There are currently 185 franchises, with 153 franchisee commitments to build new stores. Referring to themselves as “the next big coffee franchise,” total sales for Scooter’s by 2015 came out to $31,510,632.
  4. The Coffee Beanery – This family owned company has locations beyond the U.S. in Guam, China, Korea and the Middle East. Today, the Coffee Beanery has over 100 stores in America and 20 internationally and brings in a revenue of around $14 million.
  5. Starbucks – While Starbucks is the largest coffee chain in the world, it is not the fastest growing. Perhaps it is so popular already that it is running out of locations to grow into! Still, the number of locations more than doubled over the last decade. In 2010, the number of stores declined by 23, yet its sales still grew 9% – an impressive feat. By 2017, there were 27,339 Starbucks around the world, which brought in a revenue of $5.7 billion.
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