The East-Coast-versus-West-Coast coffee rivalry often pits Dunkin’ Donuts against Starbucks—but there’s another coffee shop that America is throwing into the mix as one of its favorites. According to a new poll from Harris Insights & Analytics, Starbucks lost the 2019 Coffee Shop Brand of the Year award to Krispy Kreme and Dunkin’ Donuts. The two brands tied for the top spot.
The Harris Poll’s annual EquiTrend study, one of the longest-running surveys in the United States, surveys more than 45,000 people on randomly selected brands. The yearly study includes more than 2,000 brands in total across 196 categories.