Amazon’s Jeff Bezos remembers learning, at age 16, how to crack eggs neatly with one hand at Mc Donalds. “My favorite shift was Saturday morning,” he recalls. “I would get a big bowl and crack 300 eggs in it.” That fastidiousness — and desire to operate on a huge scale — has marked Bezos’s career ever since.
What do comedian Jay Leno, Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos, former astronaut Leroy Chiao, Congresswoman Marcia Fudge and actress Andie MacDowell all have in common?
They all worked at McDonald’s.
It’s not just that they all worked at McDonald’s many years ago, earning spending money during their high-school or college days. An estimated 20 million people have flipped burgers, poured shakes or served fries for McDonald’s at some point in their lives.