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McDonald's has faced some top-flight competition from some pretty solid competitors over the years. And yet, the Golden Arches still shine brightly. The company's strength is in its menu, marketing, and processes. With its 2.9% yield and 10% dividend growth, it should continue to beat the market over the long term.

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