Wednesday, June 9, 2010

How Many Starbucks?

Center for an Urban Future has done two excellent surveys of the City's retail landscape.  The 2008 and 2009 surveys are available on their site.
The list represents 277 national retailers who have at least two stores city-wide. Numbers are tallied counting non-kiosk outposts in all five boros (the downloadable PDF includes an incredibly detailed analysis by zip code and boro).
 In short, their results are as follows:

The top 10 in 2009:
  • Dunkin' Donuts: 429
  • Subway: 361
  • McDonald's: 258
  • Starbucks: 258
  • Duane Reade: 229
  • Baskin-Robbins: 207
  • Rite Aid: 195
  • Radio Shack: 115
  • GNC: 110
  • Sleepy's: 108 

Duane Reade's numbers may change when their acquisition by Wallgreens is finalized.   And while the takeover yielded some interesting statistics, there may be trouble brewing, as the former CEO and CFO were convicted of securities fraud on June 8, 2010.


  1. I was DAMN close on this! Knew McD's and Starbucks were equal, thought it was 268 not 258. Holler! Dunkin Donuts that's a shocker.

  2. Wow, I'd heard on a tour a few weeks ago Duane Reade was the largest--thanks for the correction!