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New England’s love for Dunkin’ Donuts flows deeper than Seattle’s love for Starbucks


Of all the East Coast-West Coast rivalries, there’s one where Seattle plays a front-and-center role — naturally, it involves coffee.

I’m talking about Starbucks vs. Dunkin’ Donuts. Between them, the two chains control about 60 percent of the U.S. coffee market, with Starbucks dominating on the West Coast and Dunkin’ Donuts much of the East.

New market data show that New Englanders are more hooked on their local chain than we Seattleites are on Starbucks.
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