(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: Woman With Concealed Carry Permit Shoots At Would-Be Gunpoint Carjacker In Roseland
They both began working at a McDonald’s some 30 years ago.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Clearing Overnight, Milder Tuesday
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: View Live Radar
So, having met in the shadow of the golden arches, they got married. They now own nine McDonald’s franchises in Chicago.