Golden Opportunity:

Remarkable Careers that Began at McDonald's

Andie MacDowell

Andie MacDowell

Hired 1974

"Working at McDonald’s was my independence—the freedom of not having to ask anybody for money."

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.

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