File this one under ‘more than I ever wanted to know about Starbucks.’ They may be widely credited with popularizing the gourmet coffee industry, but I still believe their product is just ‘good’ and better coffee can be found at specialty, mom and pop shops. Of course, despite their 16,000+ locations and more than 137,000 employees, there are still around twice as many McDonald’s on this planet, so they have a ways to go. More facts below.