Starbucks to Turn La Boulange Bakery Into National Chain

8 Delicious Ways Starbucks Has Tried to Take Over the World

8 Delicious Ways Starbucks Has Tried to Take Over the World

The fast-casual restaurant industry's abuzz, thanks to an announcement today that Starbucks is acquiring San Francisco pastry chain La Boulange and has plans to turn it into a national chain. With its hands in a number of retail segments, this news just takes Starbucks one step closer to world domination. Curious about the chain's other successful and not-so-successful pursuits? Keep reading to see what it's taken a stab at throughout the years.

Source (clockwise from top left): Starbucks, Getty, Sabrina Eldredge, and Flickr user Gary Soup

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