Students prefer Dunkin Donuts over Starbucks!

Fatima Duran

Students from Morton East High School prefer Dunkin Donuts over Starbucks!

According to Dunkin and Starbucks menus, you could add literally anything to your drink! In both Dunkin and Starbucks, you can order up to 70 drinks on their menu! Sometimes you can get creative and add a few more things to complete your satisfaction. For example, a few pumps of extra caramel, or puree. The price will increase a few cents as you continue to add ingredients, but that does not matter if you enjoy it! Since 1971, Starbucks Coffee Company has been committed to ethically sourcing and roasting the highest quality Arabia coffee in the world. The first Dunkin’ Donuts opened in 1948 at Quincy, Massachusetts under the name “Open Kettle.” Founder William Rosenberg served donuts for five cents and premium cups of coffee for ten cents. He renamed his restaurant “Dunkin’ Donuts ” in 1950. There are roughly 35,711 Starbucks coffee shops worldwide and 30,500 Dunkin Donuts!  In a random Survey of 100 Morton East Students, 55 students reported preferring Dunkin Donuts 10 times more than Starbucks.

“I have tried Starbucks and Dunkin. I prefer Dunkin to Starbucks but will drink Starbucks if Dunkin is not available, I typically order a regular coffee with hazelnut from Dunkin. Starbucks’ quality has gone down over the year so I do not have a preferred drink at Starbucks,” Culinary teacher Mr. Karl Benford said.

Although some people just prefer to make their own coffee and save themselves gas and money!

“I use to go to Dunkin almost every day but that adds up when I can just make my own coffee. Especially when it comes to Starbucks it’s a lot more expensive than Dunkin,” Senior Andrea Vierto said.

There are also food options to choose from if you didn’t consume lunch and want something fast and easy from both coffee shops.

“I didn’t start drinking coffee regularly until I was in my 40s. I think for the price Dunkin has the best food options, but if you want a vegan or gluten-free option… I think Starbucks is the better choice,” Culinary teacher Mr. Karl Benford said.

Aside from the coffee being sold at both places, they are other drinks that people love consuming.

“I love the matcha and the refreshers from both places, but if I had to choose a place for them is Starbucks, they just have much more options to choose from and will satisfy my cravings,” Senior Kemberlee Moreno said.

Family members may agree with Culinary teacher Karl Benford.

“A mi me gusta el cafe de dunkin porque no esta tan fuerte como el de starbucks,” mother Maria said.