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Are You #TeamStarbucks or #TeamDunkins?

Culture

Are You #TeamStarbucks or #TeamDunkins?

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Who do you suppose are the most bountiful purveyors of caffeinated sugar milk in all of the land? You’d probably guess Starbucks, right? And you know what? You’d be right. Good guessing. But coming up closely behind is the northeast-based bean-yin to their northwestern grind-yang, Dunkin Donuts, according to this nifty info-graphic content in today’s Boston Globe. There are 11,000 and 7,200 stores in the country, and 20,000 to 10,000 throughout the world, respectively.

The maps break down the highest concentration of stores throughout the U.S. in various states and cities, with some surprising results. Says here there’s more Dunkies in New York than Starbucks, which is convenient because about 30 seconds after you’ve left one with a coffee, you can pop into the next to use the facilities. Washington D.C., on the other hand, is a solidly Starbucks town. That’s because everyone there thinks they’re better than you. That brings up an interesting point about where these stores tend to be. Although there are more Dunkins in New York, most of them tend to be concentrated in the outer boroughs, while Starbz dominates Manhattan, which plays into the stereotype of either brand: Starbucks is for people who want to pay more than something is worth to prove something to the world, while Dunkin Donuts is for poor people without any better options. Sounds about right.

 

See the rest of the data breakdown here.