Americans have a new second-favorite way of pigging out: Wendy’s is set to overtake Burger King to become the second-largest U.S. fast-food chain in sales. It’s the first shuffle in the industry-leading trio since Wendy’s founding in 1969. Wendy’s gains—the chain is projected to have $8.42 billion in sales this year—have come without opening new restaurants. The company operates 5,800 restaurants, versus Burger King’s 7,200. It has a long way to go though before it catches McDonald’s: The industry leader has more restaurants than Wendy’s and Burger King combined, and nearly four times either of their sales.
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