Let’s face it, most people go to Starbucks for the free Wi-Fi, and occasionally a drink or two. However, after a while, all the stores begin to look the same, that is unless…you visit one of these ten unusual locations that are located around the world. Continue reading to see them all.
The first Starbucks opened in Tacoma, Washington, on March 30, 1971 by three partners that met while students at the University of San Francisco: English teacher Jerry Baldwin, history teacher Zev Siegl, and writer Gordon Bowker. In 1984, the original owners of Starbucks, led by Jerry Baldwin, took the opportunity to purchase Peet’s. The first Starbucks location outside North America opened in Tokyo, Japan, in 1996. Starbucks entered the U.K. market in 1998 with the $83 million acquisition of the then 65-outlet, UK-based Seattle Coffee Company, re-branding all the stores as Starbucks. In September 2002, Starbucks opened its first store in Latin America, at Mexico City. On January 3, 2013, Starbucks announced it will open a store in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam in February 2013.