It all depends on your location.
Here in San Francisco, our city is infested with Starbucks.
I like most of our local places better.
Although Starbucks has a great Egg Nog Latte and there Oatmeal Cookies are good!
I also like the beer, Red Hook Double Black Stout thats brewed with Starbucks Coffee!
Local coffee here is better verses places like College Station, Texas I would assume Starbucks is better than your local coffe places.
Another personal favorite chain would be, believe it or not,
Texaco Gas Stations!
I think Texaco has some of the best coffees and choises of creamers!
Try one out!