Build-a-Bear Statistics, Store Count, Revenue Totals and Facts (2021)



Here are a few of the most interesting Build-a-Bear statistics and facts I was able to dig up including store count, revenue totals and employee counts. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.

Build-a-Bear Facts

  • Website: Official Website
  • Year Founded: 1997
  • Headquarters: Overland, MO
  • Founder(s): Joseph Fink
  • Current Chief Executive: Sharon Price John

What is Build-a-Bear?

Founded in St. Louis in 1997, Build-A-Bear Workshop is a trusted, beloved brand that has been part of countless life moments for more than 20 years. We operate approximately 400 stores worldwide—including company-owned stores in the United States, Canada, Denmark, Ireland, Puerto Rico, the United Kingdom and China, and franchise stores in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, Mexico, the Middle East and China—where Guests can make and customize furry friends. (source)

Build-a-Bear Store Count

Number of Build-a-Bear stores:

400 stores

Last updated 3/15/20


Build-a-Bear Statistics

Number of Build-a-Bears created all time:

160 million bears

Last updated 3/15/20


Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. A few of these Build-a-Bear stats come from their own reports, but some are based on news reports and not official company tallies. No information contained on DMR should be relied upon to make investment decisions. Basically, this is the best I can find and I don’t guarantee anything to be 100%.