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Carl Lewis

Carl Lewis, Olympic athlete The track and field star, who has won nine Olympic gold medals, learned about speed from McDonald’s, where he worked when he was 16. In a 1996 commercial for the chain, Lewis said his job was his “first race around the clock.”

McDonald's Famous Former Burger Flippers

Here’s a look at some famous people who worked the fry machine or cash register at the Golden Arches. -- By Kate Abbott