Bill Murray and family to open 'Caddyshack' restaurant near Chicago
Bill Murray and his siblings are set to open a restaurant in Rosemont dedicated to "Caddyshack," the classic movie featuring a vengeful greenskeeper and a devious gopher.
So they've got that going for them, which is nice.
Murray Bros. Caddyshack Restaurant, which first announced a tentative plan for a Chicagoland restaurant late last year, has inked a deal to open at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare Hotel & Convention Center in Rosemont. The restaurant is scheduled to open in December and will feature seating for 265 people. It will be open daily for lunch and dinner and employ about 100 people.
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The six Murray brothers (Bill, Andy, Brian Doyle, Ed, Johnny and Joel) and their three sisters (Nancy, Laura and Peggy) grew up in Wilmette "and all agree that Rosemont is close enough," they joked in a news release. The restaurant's flagship opened in 2001 in St. Augustine, Fla.
The movie "Caddyshack" was inspired by the experience of Bill Murray's older brother Brian Doyle-Murray, who worked as a caddy at Indian Hill Club in Winnetka. The golf scenes were filmed at Grande Oaks Golf Club in Davie, Fla.
"We are extremely excited to have Murray Bros. Caddyshack be the signature restaurant in our hotel," said David Friedman, manager of Crowne Plaza. "Bill Murray has done so much to represent Chicago, its pride and the friendliness that Chicagoans are famous for. It's only fitting that the Chicago area gets its own Caddyshack."
Murray Bros. Caddyshack in Florida has -- not surprisingly -- a golf-themed menu. Choices include Crispy Potato Golf Balls, Spaulding's Hack Salad, Double Bogey Cheeseburger and a Caddyshake, along with some Chicago favorites like an Ode to Home Italian beef sandwich and a fully dressed hot dog.
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