Starbucks is a coffee shop that begun in Seattle and spread like wildfire soon after. Starbucks is a very popular coffee house, and can be found all over the world. Starbucks makes a profit of roughly $1.5 billion per year. This number fluctuates from year to year with the market. Starbucks is undoubtedly the most frequented coffee shop in the United States. Opening a Starbucks Franchise costs an average of $1 million.