Bill Murray is always up to something. Whether it’s acting in movies or celebrating the Chicago Cubs and their World Series title, he’s never very far away from the headlines. And speaking of movies, he’s set to open up a “Caddyshack”-themed sports bar and restaurant in suburban Chicago, along with his brothers.
They have a verbal agreement to open up an 11,000-square-foot restaurant in Rosemont, Illinois, in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, according to the Daily Herald.
This isn’t the first restaurant venture for the Murray brothers. Bill and brothers Andy, Ed, Brian, Joel and John opened the Murray Bros. Caddyshack restaurant/bar at the World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Florida, 15 years ago. (That’s the interior of the restaurant in the photo below.) The tag line is “Eat, Drink, and Be Murray.”
Golf is a big thing for the six Murray brothers. In fact, brother Brian Doyle-Murray wrote the 1980 hit movie based on their collective experiences as caddies at the Indian Hill Club in Winnetka, Illinois, according to the Daily Herald.
Of course, Bill Murray starred in the epic comedy as greenskeeper Carl Spackler, along with Chevy Chase, Ted Knight and Rodney Dangerfield.
We can only assume that the menu for the Chicago location will offer similar fare as the Murrays’ Florida restaurant (Andy Murray runs that one). St. Louis ribs and Shack Shrimp are on the main course menu (the sections of the menu are cleverly called “The Front Nine” and “The Back Nine”).
Spaulding’s Hack Salad and the Double Bogey Cheeseburger are also included, with The Divot brownie and a “Caddyshake” milkshake on the dessert menu.
And as Uproxx notes, this isn’t the only movie property Murray could launch a restaurant for. Why not “Ghostbusters?” (The first one, not the sequel.) Or maybe open up a “Groundhog Day“-themed diner in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, where the waitresses keep bringing you your order over and over and over and over?
Here’s more on the Murray brothers and their latest foodie venture.