Second 100 chains as a group added 184 units in the Latest Year, bringing their total domestic count to 19,266. That represented 1.0-percent growth in total stores compared with the Preceding-Year’s increase of 1.5 percent. The aggregate number of company-operated units decreased by 0.3 percent to 9,182 in the Latest Year, versus growth of 0.9 percent a year earlier, while the number of franchised locations rose by 2.1 percent to 10,084 compared with similar Preceding-Year growth of ...

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