Pastries served at Starbucks originate from San Francisco bakery La Boulange, which is owned by Starbucks. In this partnership, local commercial bakeries create pastries following La Boulange recipes.Know More
La Boulange is a successful chain of bakeries that also serves cafe food. The former owner of La Boulange, Pascal Rigo, remains in a leadership role, and he is responsible for revamping Starbucks pastry and food selections. Croissants, lemon and pumpkin cakes are long-standing customer favorites and continue to be mainstay items. Most of the pastries are La Boulange inspired creations and include sweet and savory treats. In addition to croissants, sweet offerings include bars, cookies, scones and tarts. Savory pastries contain meat and cheese or vegetable fillings.
Starbucks pastries include ingredients sourced from local farms and vendors when possible. For example, in certain locations, apples used in pastries come from local apple growers. Because of this local sourcing policy, pastry items made for one Starbucks location can taste slightly different in another location. Pastries are baked fresh, and some are frozen, which is necessary because the pastries contain no preservatives. In addition to making and serving coffee and tea drinks, baristas are responsible for preparing the pastries for customers by warming them in the oven and arranging them in a display case.Learn more about Corporations
Starbucks doesn't have an official slogan. However, they do have an official mission statement. Their mission statement is, "To inspire and nurture the human spirit–one person, one cup and one neighborhood at a time."Full Answer >
As of March, 2014 there are over 18,000 Starbucks stores in 62 different countries. This makes Starbucks one of the largest vendors of coffee throughout the entire world.Full Answer >
Each Starbucks store sets its own operating hours. While stores are typically open between 5:30 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. on a normal business day, some locations may not open on Christmas. Stores that are open on the holiday may observe special hours.Full Answer >
Starbucks' core competencies include that it is well known for its expertise in coffee roasting and hand-built beverages. The company picks high-quality coffee beans which are ethically sourced, then verified and certified by a third party so that they meet customer expectations.Full Answer >