A new report from the New York City Economic Development Corporation reveals that 42.7 percent of the city’s 1,700 coffee shops and cafes are either Dunkin Donuts or Starbucks branches.
There are 454 Dunkin Donuts locations and 272 Starbucks stores across the five boroughs, according to findings that the E.D.C.’s StatsBee’s blog published on Friday. The East Village’s 10003 zip code was the most caffeinated in the city, with 49 cafes. Midtown and Hell’s Kitchen’s 10019 zip code followed, with 47 shops. Outside Manhattan, Park Slope (11215) and Glendale (11385) each had 32 coffee shops. Both narrowly edged out Williamsburg (11211), which had 31 joe-providing freelancer magnets.
Over half of all American workers buy coffee throughout the week, spending an average $5 on coffee each day. Young professionals under 35-years-old spend nearly twice as much on coffee each week ($24.74) as those 45-years-old and above ($14.15), according to Accounting Principals.
Less prominent chains include the throwback Chock Full O’ Nuts (22 stores), Kung Fu Tea (12 stores) and Joe Coffee (8 stores).
The New York Observer previously reported that in 2012 172 chain stores opened in the city. And relative newcomers like 7-11, which hopes to add 100 convenience marts to its current roster of 32 New York stores, should make for a similar number this year.
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