Starbucks Corp. is poised to overtake McDonald’s Corp. as the world’s most valuable restaurant company, and the coffee giant could ultimately have 50,000 locations -- more than any current chain.
prediction of Nomura analyst Mark Kalinowski, who named Starbucks his
top restaurant stock for 2017 in a report on Tuesday. He estimates that
the company will increase its worldwide restaurant count by 8.4 percent
this year and boost same-store sales by more than 5 percent.. . . more