Celebrities' Fast Food Professions Slideshow

You have to get your start somewhere, and so did these celebrities — at McDonald's, Wendy's, and DQ

President Obama: Baskin-Robbins

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President Obama says he learned how to remain cool under pressure while scooping the different ice cream combinations for customers when he was younger. No word if any of the famous 31 flavors have found their way to the White House freezer.

Madonna: Dunkin’ Donuts

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Before she was the Material Girl, Madonna moved to New York City and worked a minimum-wage post at Dunkin’ Donuts to earn a buck. Luckily, she eventually found her voice because she has said she was fired for reportedly squirting jelly, intended for the donuts, on the customers.

Brad Pitt: Man in a Chicken Suit at El Pollo Loco

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If anyone can make an El Pollo Loco chicken suit look good, it’s Mr. Angelina Jolie. Pitt wore the costume once upon a time to promote the chicken sandwich shop along Sunset Boulevard.

Eva Mendes: Hot Dog on a Stick, Glendale Galleria

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One of the first summer jobs for this actress was at the creatively titled “Hot Dog on a Stick” counter at the Glendale Galleria in Glendale, California, where she earned the minimum-wage of $4.25 per hour.

Gwen Stefani: Dairy Queen

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In her teens, the No Doubt lead singer doled soft serve and manned the blizzard machine at her hometown Dairy Queen in Orange, California.

Rachel McAdams: McDonald’s

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McAdams felt she spent most of her hours at Mickey D's daydreaming and dawdling, but her manager didn’t seem to think so. She was a fixture behind the counter for three years. 

Eva Longoria: Wendy’s

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The Desperate Housewives star spent part of her youth working at the Wendy’s in Corpus Christi, Texas. In 2009, she reprised her role and volunteered at the drive-thru one afternoon for charity.

Jeff Bezos: McDonald’s

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The 47-year-old founder of Amazon is now worth over $18 billion. But in his youth he worked at McDonald's. He once told Fast Company that, besides customer service skills, the best thing he learned on the job was how to properly crack an egg with one hand.

Amy Adams: Hooters

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The Academy Award-nominated actress took a job as a hostess at Hooters right after high school graduation to earn enough money to buy a car. After fulfilling her goal in three weeks, she left the chicken wing establishment to work as a greeter at the Gap.