Subway is the retailer with the most ambitious expansion plans. It has its sights set on opening 4,000 new stores in the next 24 months. Dollar General and Subway rival Quiznos are next on the list, with states plans of opening 1,200 locations in the next 24 months.
Retailers that have recently increased their expansion targets include Starbucks, which recently doubled its store goal from 200 to 400, and Yogurtland, which increased its target from 100 locations to 350. The only firm in the top 30 that decreased its goal was A&W Restaurants, which is planning 600 stores rather than 700.
Source: RBC Capital Markets & RetailTrac