Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) and Dunkin’ Brands (NASDAQ: DNKN) are both leading coffee purveyors. Both also rely on consumer discretionary spending, but that is where the similarities end.
Starbucks sells premium coffee, tea, and other beverages. It also offers specialty food items. In terms of its operating model, the company has roughly an equal number of company-operated and licensed stores, but the former accounts for about 80% of Starbucks’ revenue.