Remeber when you flipped burgers that one summer your mother refused to let you sleep in till 3 p.m. and stay up till 6 a.m.? When you learned what it meant to be "independent" and work in "the real world?" All you learned was how to sleep with your eyes open and convince your boss you haven't been on your break yet. When you need to feel better about those rough times, just think: famous people did it, too. 

Forget that now they now make more than you and your entire family combined, and remember that some celebrities still struggled at one point in life. Cleaning floors, working the drive-thru window and frying up chicken tenders: the rags to riches stories here are real. Check out 25 famous people who worked in restaurants before making it big. Maybe your big break is coming, too.

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