More than half of Morton Students prefer Dunkin’ over Starbucks


Senior, Stephanie Lobato , With both Starbucks & Dunkin' beverages.

More than half of Morton East students prefer Dunkin Donuts over Starbucks.

In a random survey of 114 Morton East students, 78 students reported they prefer Dunkin’ Donuts over Starbucks. 

In 1948, the founder of Dunkin Donuts, Rosenberg decided the first name would be Open Kettle. Later on, his architect said that a better name would be Dunkin’ Donuts, it was then founded in 1950 in Quincy, MA. About 11,300 locations in 37 countries around the world that serve, on average, a total of three million customers a day. High-Ends estimates find Dunkin’ Brands could sell for $9.6 billion. There are more than 20,519 Starbucks locations in 40 countries around the world. The first Starbucks was found on March 31, 1971, in Pike Place Market, Seattle, WA. Based on all the possible combinations of drinks at Starbucks, there are more than 87,000 different drinks that could be made. Also, some Starbucks locations are beginning to sell wine and beer to their customers as well as coffee, treats, and food.

“I prefer Starbucks because I’m not really a coffee person, and Starbucks has more drinks that are sweet, like the Vanilla Bean Frappuccino doesn’t contain coffee,” senior Abigail Maya said.    

 Another student feels similarly.   

“I prefer Starbucks because they have better quality, coffee, sandwiches, just better everything in general and I feel like they have a larger variety of things,” junior Jorge Cano said.   

Students feel as Starbucks has a better variety of options as to Dunkin is only known for coffee and donuts.   

“I like Dunkin Donuts black coffee because Starbucks black coffee is rough, but if I’m getting what I like to call ‘boujee’ coffee like a Caramel Macchiato, I like those are better from Starbucks than from Dunkin’,” english teacher Mr. Jeremy Robinson said.    

As of a student felt differently about customer service between Starbucks and Dunkin.  

“Starbucks has better customer service because they make sure your order is right and how you want it,” junior Jorge Cano said.   

A lot of the students like that Starbucks workers’ pay close attention to the order to make it perfect for them.  

“I don’t go to Starbucks often to make a good judgement (on their customer service) but the Dunkin’ I do go to is very friendly,” science teacher Mr. Jonathan  Depke said.   

 Mostly it seems as if those who like Starbucks prefer their wide variety of options, while those who like Dunkin’ Donuts go for simpler and easier drinks.