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Subway stores outnumber McDonald's worldwide

A Subway sandwich is seen in this file photo.

March 8, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
The Subway sandwich chain has surpassed McDonald's restaurants with more stores worldwide.

Subway has 33,749 stores compared to Mcdonald's 32,737.

Subway said it tries to open 1,000 to 2,000 new stores every year and is getting creative. Shops have opened in churches, car dealerships, bowling alleys and casinos.

The sandwich chain is also expanding in South America and Asia.