The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which analyst John Reeves and advisor David Meier discuss topics across the investing world.

Dave and John talk about McDonald's, the top-performing stock in the Dow over the past one- and five-year periods. They look at its amazing business and incredible operational expertise. The video concludes with a discussion of what makes this iconic company so successful.

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