600 Starbucks is equal to approximately 12 Starbucks per state. I’d bet that a couple hundred could close in CA alone and few people would notice. Here in the Phoenix area, I can be at a Starbucks anywhere in town in about ten minutes. Sbux just overbuilt and the increasing price of fuel has made a lot of people think twice about paying the same amount for a gallon of gas as a frappucino. Having said that, I had five frappucinos five days in a row a couple of weeks ago when my kids were in VBS, and I had to drive them to church early every morning. They’re icy cold, yummy, and I felt like treating myself.
Yes, their frappucinos are excellent, unlike their coffee, which is crap.