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McDonald's New Model Adapts for All Cultures

By Austin Smith – Updated Apr 7, 2017 at 1:14PM

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McDonald's (MCD 1.34%) has decided to open two vegetarian restaurants in India next year to add to its already expanding market in that region. This move demonstrates the company's unwavering ability to adapt in different markets, primarily markets such as India, where McDonald's doesn't sell pork or beef. India, which is the world's second largest country by population, offers the potential for an enormous payoff for companies such as McDonald's, Starbucks(SBUX 3.38%), PepsiCo(PEP 1.13%), Coca-Cola(KO 0.23%), and Yum! Brands(YUM 2.11%), all of which have made big bets on the country's rapidly swelling middle class. See more in the following video.

Its impeccable ability to expand and adapt is the reason McDonald's has been named one of our 3 American Companies Set to Dominate the World. Click here to read about the other two amazing companies that made the cut. 

Andrew Tonner has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. Austin Smith owns shares of McDonald's, Coca-Cola, and PepsiCo. The Motley Fool owns shares of Coca-Cola, McDonald's, PepsiCo, and Starbucks and is short Starbucks. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend McDonald's, PepsiCo, Starbucks, Coca-Cola, and Yum! Brands. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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