I've been forced to wake up and smell the coffee
I guess I'm never going to get an alternative to the two Dunkin' Donuts in my neighborhood. From the AP:
As part of a broad push to revitalize its business, the company said it plans to open about 425 fewer domestic stores and 75 more overseas than previously planned, for a global total of 2,150 new stores. Starbucks has more than 15,700 worldwide.
...the slowdown in U.S. growth will allow the company to make better use of its time, money and staff and could reduce "cannibalization" — easing pressure some stores experience when a new one opens nearby.
So open some stores that aren't near other ones!