“Working at McDonald’s was my independence—the freedom of not having to ask anybody for money.” – Andie MacDowell
One of the things about McDonald’s that people rarely hear of is that many franchisees have given people down on their luck a chance to get back on their feet. Sometimes it works, and sometimes, as in the case of Andie MacDowell’s mother, it doesn’t. But life has a way of presenting opportunities where there is a crisis, and Andie made the most of her high school experience at McDonald’s. Hers is a story that is both sad and inspiring.