Prior to gaining fame, fortune, and fans, many celebrities are proud to admit that they were once humbly employed by the home of the Big Mac. Whether they flipped burgers, deep-fried salted spuds, worked behind the register, or fulfilled janitorial duties, McDonald’s often became a stepping stone to bigger and better opportunities. (Even Donald Trump did a commercial for them.)
While many of these stars admit that working at your favorite fast food joint wasn’t their greatest accomplishment (or even enjoyable, to say the least), others beg to differ, proudly revealing that the chain shaped their values and instilled lifelong lessons.
Find out which comedian worked 70-hour weeks to support his family and which tech giant founder started out cracking eggs for McMuffin production in our list below. And because you’ll probably crave a visit to your local Mickey D’s after checking out this list, find out exactly Why McDonald’s Fries Are So Addictive!