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Need a pick me up? Starbucks to open 3,000 more stores

At least 1,500 new Starbucks locations will open in the U.S. by 2017. (Source: CNN) At least 1,500 new Starbucks locations will open in the U.S. by 2017. (Source: CNN)

(CNN) - Already think there's a Starbucks on every corner?

Apparently, there's room for more.

Starbucks plans to open 3,000 more stores in the next five years, with at least half of them in the U.S.

As of October of last year, Starbucks reported nearly 11,000 locations in the U.S. and another 6,000 around the world.

China plays a big role in Starbucks' expansion plans.

The coffee chain hopes to have 1,500 stores in China by 2015.

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