11 Celebrities Who Worked In Fast Food Before Making It Big

We all know that fast food is a big industry but big enough to house some of our brightest stars?  That’s right!  Before these people were mega-stars, they started of their financial careers in fast food places.  This goes to show that in this country, anything is possible!  It’s hard to believe that some of your favorite stars worked behind a counter somewhere in America, serving up our delicious, fast food meals.  Let’s see who they are:


1. Busy Phillips.

We all know her from ‘Freaks and Geeks’ and ‘Cougartown’ and now we learn that she worked at California Pizza Kitchen in high school!  She says, “It was the golden era of CPK really and I ate free every time I worked.”

2. James Franco.

This guy worked the late-night drive-thru shift at McDonald’s. According to James, he survived his starving years by eating, “burgers heading for the trash.”

3. Madonna.

This material girl worked at Dunkin’ Donuts in Times Square for one day before she got fired for squirting the donut jelly on a customer she didn’t like.

4. Eva Longoria.

The ultra-cunning star of ‘Desperate Housewives’ worked for what she wanted saying, “I wanted to have a Quinceañera when I was 15 and my family didn’t have the money, so I got a job at Wendy’s and paid for it myself.”

5. Nick Cannon.

This guy worked at Weinerschitzel to help support his family at an early age. “I ended up getting fired because I was playing on the intercom system at the drive-thru, telling jokes,” he recalls.

6. Queen Latifah.

Her story: “If my brother and I wanted money in our pockets, we had to get jobs – my first was at 15, Burger King. We had to come up with ways to create an income.”

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7. Chris Pratt.

He worked at several burger joints before he was a Guardian of the Galaxy!

8. Jenna Fischer.

This Office star says, “Me at one of my first jobs running the cash register at Long John Silver’s. My parents taught me that if I wanted something I had to work for it and earn my own money.” Way to go!

Back then:


9. Barack Obama.

Not even the former President of the United States was immune from having to work hard in the beginning.  He was scooping 31 flavors of ice cream at Baskin Robbins. No wonder he looks right at ease!

10. Jay Leno.

This former Tonight Show host worked at McDonald’s!

11. Brad Pitt.

He worked for El Pollo Loco but he was just too pretty to stay!

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