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Caron Butler used to work at a Burger King, now owns six

Jul 21, 2010, 11:04 AM EDT

Thumbnail image for Butler_Dunk.jpgHave it your way, Caron Butler.

There are few more interesting people in basketball than Butler, who came out of a tough background — he sold drugs at one point — to be one of the more socially conscious guys in the league. A guy who goes back home to Racine and donates time and money to causes every summer. One of the more likeable guys around, too.

That background included working at a Burger King for a while, he told Gery Woelfel at the Journal Times.

“I once worked at Burger King in Racine,” Butler said. “I know the business. I know it from the janitorial spot all the way through the management side. I know that game inside and out.”

So he went out and got six for himself. Not Whoppers, Burger Kings. He owns six of the fast food restaurants now.

Butler said he is also taking a business management class at Duke this summer. And if you want to learn about business, Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is a pretty good guy to bounce ideas off of.

It’s a great investment. As long as Butler isn’t eating every day at those BKs. That’s not how to stay in shape in the off-season.

  1. Clayton Bigsby - Jul 21, 2010 at 11:58 AM

    He should now have an endless supply of straws

  2. DCWOMAN_88 - Jul 21, 2010 at 1:59 PM

    Ironically, he likes straws from McDonald’s.

  3. George - Jul 22, 2010 at 12:02 AM

    If you want to know more about Mark Cuban’s business acumen, BUY the DVD, MAJOR LEAGUE ENTREPRENEURS, also featuring Daniel Snyder (Redsking) @

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