Business & Finance

How do you own Starbucks?


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This answer is you do not. Starbucks Corporation is owned by its partners and shareholders. All Starbucks cafes are either owned and managed directly by the corporation or in the cases the brand is licensed out to a third party - eg. Safeway, Airports, some hospitals.

Starbucks made a decision early on never to franchise to maintain quality control and so as not to erode the brand.