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

Dunkin’ Donuts employee Khari Janey works the register at a Boston branch of Dunkin’ Donuts, Thursday, Jan. 13, 2005. The 55-year-old franchise chain is trying to hold onto its core customers while winning over some of the Starbucks crowd. (AP Photo/Lisa Poole)

Even though the hometown coffee giant is popular in the U.S. — and particularly in Seattle — data show that New Englanders are more hooked on their local chain than we are on Starbucks.

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