1. How a 36-year-old Wall Street Prodigy Saved Burger King

    How a 36-year-old Wall Street Prodigy Saved Burger King

    Daniel Schwartz had spent a decade working his way up the corporate ladder on Wall Street when he decided to test his skills in a different trade: cooking burgers and cleaning toilets at a Burger King restaurant in Miami.

    "It was a disaster," Schwartz said of his time working the Burger King drive-thru. "For the life of me, I could not make a good-looking ice-cream cone...

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    1. Our menu had gotten really complicated.
    2. You have to work really, really hard to put yourself in a position to get lucky.
    3. I was 30 and never worked in a company [operationally] so I was certainly not comfortable at first.
    4. Our office is across the street from the airport.
    5. We found closets and closets of office supplies — enough for three years.
    6. I literally live on American Airlines' 737 commercial airplane.
    7. I believe in MWA — management by walking around — so I spend as much time as possible traveling and visiting franchise partners.
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