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8. Peet's Coffee & Tea

Stores: 193
2010 Sales: $211 million

Peet's Coffee & Tea has been around a lot longer than most coffee chains. Founded in Berkeley, Calif., in 1966, Peet's has grown to just 193 locations as of 2010. Estimated sales for that year topped $211 million, though, rising 4.9 percent year-over-year.

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