Starbucks isn't telling the exact method they used to calculate which stores will be placed on the chopping block, but we can pretty much assume it's the ones that don't make enough profit on the outrageously high -- but somehow generally acceptable -- coffee concoctions. There are a total of 600 Starbucks stores slated for closure, and some of the coffee shops on the list have already have been shuttered. As you might expect, California will be the hardest hit, and will be nearly 90 stores lighter when all is said and done. Interestingly, Arizona -- with one of the fastest growing populations in the country -- is losing but one Starbucks somewhere out in the boonies, putting the Grand Canyon state on par with wee states like Delaware and New Hampshire.
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(If you don't have the free Acrobat reader, first, welcome to the Internet; and secondly, you can get it right here.) Here are some of the high -- and low points -- of the report:
Many celebrities -- like Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, above -- have been very public fans of the coffees, frappuccinos, chai lattes and things like a grande nonfat, soymilk, no foam, half-caf triple shot mocha, extra hot with double whip and caramel sauce. See more than 15 stars who love their Starbucks here!
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