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Dunkin Brands is primarily (exclusively?) franchises. So the shift workers are not employees of Dunkin, but rather of the franchisees. Starbucks owns most (all?) of its locations and so the shift workers are included in these figures as they are employees of Starbucks.

It's curious to me that Dunkin Brands showed a median of $110K while Starbucks showed $13K.

Two possible answers, depending on how the data is reported.
1. Dunkin Donuts is franchised. Free-standing Starbucks stores in the US (i.e. not inside Target, Safeway, etc) are owned and operated by Starbucks and not franchised.
2. Dunkin Brands is the parent company of Dunkin Donuts (and Baskin Robbins). If the numbers only include employees of the parent company itselft, they're likely highly compensated.

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