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In the first timeline, Dave McFly worked at a Burger King during the Friday evening shift. Other than the fact that he was wearing a Burger King uniform, that he looked at the time and said "Goddammit, I'm late", that the family has just lost its own car, there is no indication that anyone is going to pick him up for work, and that he told his mother "C'mon Mom, make it fast, I'll miss my bus" when she asked him to "kiss your mother before you go", there is no evidence of Dave taking the bus to work on-screen. (In the novelization, Dave has his own car, described as "a heap" (page 37).) While nearly everybody would draw that conclusion, some have questioned that because this has not been proven beyond all doubt. An alternative, though really unlikely explanation may be that Dave simply liked wearing a Burger King uniform so much, he enjoyed wearing it whenever he rode a bus, even when he did not have to go to work.
Behind the scenes
- Dave McFly was originally planned to work at a McDonald's according to the Back to the Future fourth draft screenplay.
- The Burger King depicted in the movie closed soon after a grease fire broke out at the Burbank location on August 25, 2015. The restaurant reopened shortly after the fire and was remodeled in 2016.