The largest Starbuck’s in the world has opened in Shanghai, right across the street from my apartment.
29,000 square feet with over 400 employees (Starbucks, not my apartment).
Starbucks opens a store every 15 hours in China, and is expected to have over 5,000 stores by 2021.
The immense roaster in Shanghai is covered with ancient Chinese characters stenciled in bronze. It’s really very beautiful.
All day long, rain or shine, hundreds of people wait in line outside to visit.
Pretty amazing for a country known for it’s tea.