Eva Longoria, Why I Went to Wendy’s to Flip Burgers
To help pay for a quinceañera, actress Eva Longoria took a job flipping burgers at Wendy's.
- When I was about 12 or 13 years old I wanted to a quinceañera which is a 15th birthday party for Mexican culture. And it's like a wedding, I mean, it is a big party, and my parents were like, "No! "No. "Your sisters didn't get a quinceañera, "you're not getting a quinceañera." And I was like I'm gonna save money by myself to pay for my quinceañera, and so I went to Wendy's to flip burgers. And of course, I'm at Wendy's and I immediately want to know everything. I wanted to know how long it took a bun to get in the toaster from the time you put it in to the time it popped out, because the customer would have a hot bun as opposed to just putting buns through the toaster and leaving them up in the warmer. I mean, I always thought of things like that. Like, how can I better make this experience for somebody. I was always curious and like 10 steps ahead of like, "You know it would be better if we did it this way." And management or my CEO or different people would be like okay.