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 August 22

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Brad Pitt used to dress up as the El Pollo Loco chicken!

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Barack Obama scooped ice cream at Baskin-Robbins.


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“Rows and rows of rock-hard ice cream can be brutal on the wrists,” the former president shared about his first job in a LinkedIn post

2.

Madonna poured coffee at the Times Square Dunkin’ Donuts.


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According to a 2015 interview with Howard Stern, Madonna was fired shortly after beginning her job for allegedly squirting jelly at a customer.

3.

Lin-Manuel Miranda worked at McDonald’s.


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The Hamilton creator even shared a throwback photo of his McDonald’s name tag on Twitter.

4.

Gwen Stefani blended Blizzards at Dairy Queen.


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The No Doubt vocalist made her very first dollar working at the chain. 

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Pharrell was fired from McDonald’s three times!


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“I was only good at eating the chicken nuggets,” Pharrell admitted to Seth Meyers. Years later, Pharrell went on to co-produce the famous “I’m Lovin’ It” jingle with Justin Timberlake. 

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Brad Pitt perfected the role of the El Pollo Loco mascot.


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In addition to dressing up as a chicken for the fast-food chain, the Oscar-winning actor was also a furniture mover and part-time limo driver.  

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Pink worked the drive-thru at McDonald’s.


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“I had a Janet Jackson microphone,” she told Food and Wine. “I had power.”

8.

Queen Latifah’s first job was at Burger King.


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The Queen started her job at the King when she was 15 years old

9.

Nick Cannon took drive-thru orders at Wienerschnitzel.


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He was fired for telling too many jokes over the intercom, but that’s when he knew he wanted to be a comic!

10.

Eva Mendes worked at Hot Dog on a Stick.


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The actor served hot dogs and lemonade from the mall kiosk restaurant at the Glendale Galleria. 

11.

Jay Leno worked his forearm muscles by cutting potatoes at McDonald’s.


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Leno worked at the chain during the late ’60s, when roast beef and strawberry shortcake were still on the menu.

12.

Megan Fox dressed up as a giant banana to serve smoothies at Tropical Smoothie Café.


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“There was no anonymity, the costume had a big hole cut out so that everyone would see your face,” Fox told Bang Media. “My friends from school would drive back and forth and yell all kinds of awesome obscenities at me!”

13.

Jennifer Hudson sang to customers through the drive-thru window at Burger King.


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According to the singer and actor, it was her first and only real job!

14.

Jason Lee worked at Taco Bell.


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Jason Lee is truly a jack of all trades! He was a professional skateboarder before becoming an actor, and before that he served tacos in Huntington Beach, California.

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Before working the corner in Pretty Woman, Julia Roberts worked the counter at Baskin-Robbins.


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She’s just a girl, standing in front of ice cream, asking how much to scoop.

16.

Eva Longoria spent six years working at Wendy’s.


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Longoria got the job after being told she would need to pay for her own quinceañera. She was promoted to manager by the age of 18 and credits the fast-food joint with teaching her how to craft the perfect burger!

17.

Russell Simmons made $2.25 an hour at Orange Julius.


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He was fired after one month. 

18.

Rachel McAdams once broke the orange juice machine while working at McDonald’s.


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“I was not a great employee,” Rachel admitted to Glamour magazine.

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Bobby Flay began his culinary career at Baskin-Robbins.


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The chef took a trip down memory lane by recreating a banana split sundae for his Twitter followers!

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And finally, Shania Twain worked an after-school job at McDonald’s to support her music career.


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Man! I feel like a burger!

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