Yep. They love McDonald’s but are too good to work there. That’s for non-Ivy-leaguers. I have a friend who’s out of college about one year who was thrilled to get a job as assistant manager with Chick-Fil-A. Of course, he went to one of those loser state schools.
In this day and age, tell your friend he (or she) could have a very good opportunity to turn lemons into lemonade. I don’t know about Chik-Fil-A, but I do know that McDonalds and BK generally have a pretty good managerial training program that will take you as far as you want to go. Working one’s way up the ranks to become a general manager, or to otherwise develop some serious skills at managing people, food, and service in a fast-food environment will give one a killer resume later on.
As for state schools: twice the learning at half the price.