Gitmo Mickey Dee's Now Hiring

Burger-flipper sought for Cuba's sole McDonald's
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 11, 2009 5:59 AM CST
Updated Nov 11, 2009 7:32 AM CST
Early morning customers use the drive-through McDonald's on Guantanamo Bay US Naval Base in Cuba.   (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, Pool)
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(Newser) – The only McDonald's in Cuba is looking for an assistant manager. An ad posted on a job website last week invited candidates with valid American passports to apply for a job at the franchise at the Guantanamo Bay base. Burgers are shipped in from Florida and detainees cleared by the courts are allowed to place take-out orders.

The ad offers incentives including having half your rent paid, although it never mentions Guantanamo Bay by name. "The job listing states this restaurant is located on the United States Naval base in Cuba, which is where this restaurant is located," a McDonald's spokeswoman tells the Miami Herald. She declined to say how many applications had been received.