Bill Murray and his brothers are opening a “Caddyshack” restaurant near their hometown in Illinois. The Murrays will be opening the golf-themed restaurant in the village of Rosemont, which is just outside of Chicago, and adjacent to O’Hare Airport, a stones-throw away from where they grew up. The restaurant is slated to open in December, so Bill Murray’s got that going for him, which is nice.
The legendary comedic actor and his five brothers (Andy, Brian Doyle, Ed, Johnny, and Joel) opened a “Caddyshack” restaurant at the World Golf Village in St. Augustine, FL, back in 2001. The eatery has a fun golf-themed menu that includes fare such as Crispy Potato Golf Balls, Spaulding’s Hack Salad, Double Bogey Cheeseburger, and a Caddyshake. The new spot in the windy city will feature some Chicago favorites such as an Italian beef sandwich and a Chicago-style hot dog. No word on whether roast gopher sandwiches will be on the menu. The restaurant will also feature a golf simulation experience area.
“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.”
“In planning for Murray Bros. Caddyshack, we wanted to create a restaurant that captures our family’s love for the game and present it in a way that appeals to everyday golfers and families,” Bill’s brother Andy Murray said in a statement. “Golf is evolving from its exclusionary practices in favor of a more open and fun-loving attitude, which can be seen in everything from today’s hip golf fashion to more eclectic golf fans and unique venues at golf tournaments. I’m glad the rest of the world is catching up.”
The classic comedy movie “Caddyshack” was co-written by Bill’s older brother Brian Doyle-Murray, who worked as a caddy at Indian Hill Club in Winnetka, Illinois. And it, of course, starred Bill Murray as Carl Spackler, the greenskeeper who wages an all-out war against a gopher. Hopefully, the “Caddyshack” restaurant will have Bill Murray bartending (AKA downing a ton of shots) like he did so for his brother’s bar in Brooklyn.