Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) and Bloomin’ Brands (NASDAQ: BLMN) operate very different dining establishments. People know Starbucks for its specialty, high-quality coffees, although it offers other beverages like tea and certain food items. Bloomin’ Brands mostly operates casual dining restaurants, but it also has a chain that is more upscale.
While the pandemic affected both companies last year, it is important to look beyond the recent challenges to see which offers a better long-term return. To do that, it’s time to sit down and dig into each company’s growth prospects.