The wait is over as next week Murray Bros. Caddyshack Restaurant, the restaurant based on the 1980 golf-themed movie starring Chicago-area native Bill Murray, is opening in the suburbs. The restaurant will debut on Tuesday in Rosemont, according to a news release. Murray brothers Bill, Ed, Joel, Johnny, and Brian-Doyle have helped the restaurant’s head honcho, Andy Murray, to open their second restaurant, a follow up to a Florida restaurant that opened in 2001.
They’ve taken over an existing space inside the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare Hotel at 5440 N. River Road in Rosemont and built a 8,600-square-foot restaurant and bar. They’ll cater to hotel guests, travelers commuting through nearby O’Hare International Airport, and fans of Bill Murray, the popular comedian and actor who has starred in Caddyshack, Ghostbusters, Groundhog Day, and Rushmore. He also had a bit part in the Space Jam starring Chicago Bulls basketball hero Michael Jordan. Andy Murray said he had to fend off Chicago restaurant luminaries including Rich Melman of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises for the space.
The news release said the space will feature 30 TVs and include montages telling stories like Bill Murray’s golf win while playing at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Movie posters will also decorate the space. Caddyshack fans could also buy swag including gopher golf club heads at a restaurant store.
Stay tuned for more coverage next week.