How old do you have to be to work at Applebees, or a similar restaurant, or McDonalds, or a similar restaurant?

I'm 14, and I would like to have a job so I wouldn't have to ask my mom for money each time I go to the mall with my friends. I've done research, so I know it's not likely for a 14 year old to get hired anywhere, but with most retail jobs, you need a high school degree at least, which is why... show more I'm 14, and I would like to have a job so I wouldn't have to ask my mom for money each time I go to the mall with my friends. I've done research, so I know it's not likely for a 14 year old to get hired anywhere, but with most retail jobs, you need a high school degree at least, which is why I've decided it would be easier to get a job at a restaurant. How old do I need to be?
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