Subway has topped McDonald’s as the world’s largest restaurant chain in number of restaurants, according to the The Wall Street Journal.
Subway says it had 33,749 restaurants worldwide at the end of 2010, compared with McDonald’s 32,737.
The Journal says McDonald’s figures came in an SEC filing last month. According to WSJ, Subway menus are easier to deliver around the world, and Subway stores are popping in more places where people are already shopping.
Subway as of March 7, 2011 is privately held.
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