When the US economy hit rock bottom in 2008, the Sage of Omaha Warren Buffett wrote an op-ed piece (“Buy American. I Am.”) in The New York Times encouraging American to buy stock in American companies. This week actor James Franco has written a piece for the Washington Post to promote the integrity of the McDonald’s brand which has been struggling of late. (The company announced a turnaround plan this week.)
Franco wrote that when he was a struggling actor in LA, he worked at a McDonald’s. He started in the drive-thru and then was promoted to work behind the counter. “I was treated fairly well at McDonald’s. If anything, they cut me slack,” Franco writes. “And, just like their food, the job was more available there than anywhere else. When I was hungry for work, they fed the need.” Franco is also a professional writer. No word if he was paid for this one.