Golden Opportunity:

Remarkable Careers that Began at McDonald's

Eddie Davenport

Hired 2003

"You can pursue a dream at whatever stage of life you’re in."

There are many McDonald's stories about managers and owners who extended a helping hand to someone who needed it. Eddie Davenport was the beneficiary of such an act by a manager in Michigan who was able to look past his blindness and find a productive role for him. By itself, it’s a heartwarming story. But what happened to Eddie in the Voice of McDonald’s competition really put the icing on the cake.

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Fatima Poggi

Hired 2009

"All the people at McDonald’s treated me like family and told me if I ever needed anything, they would be there."

How is it possible for someone to have a remarkable career one year after they first started working at McDonald’s? Fatima Poggi was a young Peruvian-born girl who loved to sing but wasn’t sure what she wanted to do with her life. She wanted to buy her first car and that’s what brought her to McDonald’s. When her owner/operator found out why she was taking so much time off—for singing engagements—he encouraged her to enter the company’s international Voice of McDonald’s competition. She did, and ended up one of twelve semi-finalists out of more than 10,000 entries. Now she has a recording contract and a very bright future as a Latina pop star.

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