(CBS) — They started at the bottom and worked their way up.
Carmen and John Decarrier are someone you should know, CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield reports.READ MORE: Man With 13-Year-Old Adam Toledo When He Was Fatally Shot By Police Facing Felony Gun Charges
They both began working at a McDonald’s some 30 years ago.READ MORE: At Least 10 People Shot, 1 Killed In Gun Violence In Chicago This Weekend
Carmen, who came from the Dominican Republic, was studying communications at Columbia College. John, a Chicagoan, had become a McDonald’s employee through a job fair.
“We were both general managers of different restaurants, so we would call each other up and share stories with each other,” John Decarrier says. “We learned that we had a lot in common.”MORE NEWS: 17-Year-Old Killed, Two Others Injured In Wentworth Gardens Shooting
So, having met in the shadow of the golden arches, they got married. They now own nine McDonald’s franchises in Chicago.