Starbucks have been reported as struggling in Australia (see this 2014 report in which it is stated that by that year they had closed 60 stores leaving just 22). But in that year, the chain formed a link with The Withers Group (the people behind 7-Eleven).
Well, it’s now 2017 and the brand is re-building. There’s going to be a Starbucks at Chadstone. Well, that will be a test, because there are lots of options for a coffee there.