Wondering where you got this information? My parents brought in Gloria Jean’s Coffees a few years before Starbucks during the mid-90s, but there were already a large number of local cafes, local chains, and several foreign coffee operations (i.e. Coffee Bean) during the time Starbucks launched.

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