THE SN LIST: COFFEE BREAK

These Metropolitan Statistical Areas, as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau, have the highest number of coffee restaurants in the country, according to The NPD Group's restaurant census. Coffee shops, one of the fastest-growing segments of the restaurant industry, increased 7% in units nationwide, with a larger percentage of the growth coming from chain operators. Coffee giant Starbucks and its other

These Metropolitan Statistical Areas, as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau, have the highest number of coffee restaurants in the country, according to The NPD Group's restaurant census. Coffee shops, one of the fastest-growing segments of the restaurant industry, increased 7% in units nationwide, with a larger percentage of the growth coming from chain operators. Coffee giant Starbucks and its other divisions, Seattle's Best Coffee and the Torrefazione Italia chains, have stores in all the ar

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