Dunkin' Donuts actually added more stores last year than Starbucks
Even though Dunkin' Donuts is #7 to Starbucks' #3, DD slightly outpaced the coffee giant in new shops. Whereas Starbucks added 329 last year, Dunkin' opened 371 -- and three of those were in the previously DD-deprived California. This year will see even more stores open on Californian soil, which could mean a sales spike driven by East Coast expats... or maybe just by Al Pacino.
And two of the top five closed more stores than they opened
That'd be number four and number five seeds Wendy's and Burger King, who shuttered 26 and 28 spots, respectively. We'd feel bad for them, but we're too busy pitying Quiznos, which closed 531 locations.
The "most influential burger ever" is only #36 in the nation
Even though White Castle's sliders were such a big deal when they debuted in 1921 that Time later declared them the most influential burger of all time, the brand itself couldn't crack the top 25. Alice Cooper must be taking the news pretty hard.