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2009_08_chaingang.jpgTGI Friday's Union Square isn't the only harbinger of total chain domination. According to a recent report, five of the largest chain stores in NYC—four of which are food related—grew this year. "Dunkin’ Donuts...has 88 more stores than it did a year ago...bringing the total to 429. The other top retailers that have expanded are Subway, with 361 outlets, up from 335; McDonald’s, with 258, up from 248; Starbucks, also with 258 stores..." [City Room]