The Rock n Roll McDonald’s Was Just Super! Now It’s Just Gone!

The Rock n Roll McDonald’s is gone. It opened in 1983.

The iconic restaurant in the heart of Chicago full of music and pop-culture memorabilia, has ditched its rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle. The massive, two-floor location closed on December 30 at 600 N. Clark Street in River North for a remodel. It has now re-opend!  The restaurant’s memorabilia is gone. McDonald’s has replaced the nostalgic items with touchscreen self-serve kiosks and more modern amenities, “an experience of the future.” I have to say I was sad to hear of the closing because I had contributed something to the memorabilia portion of this unique location. One of the many attractions McDonald’s offered while inside the restaurant was one of the original phones booths used on the original Superman TV show. I was asked to produce a a piece that when you stepped into the booth and closed the door a light would go on and a tape clicked in with my voice saying those iconic words “….

“Faster than a speeding bullet! More powerful than a locomotive! Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound!”

Voices: Look, up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Superman!

“Yes, it’s Superman, strange visitor from another planet, who came to Earth with powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men. Superman, who can change the course of mighty rivers, bend steel in his bare hands, and who, disguised as Clark Kent, mild-mannered reporter for a great metropolitan newspaper, fights a never-ending battle for truth, justice and the American way.” I use to go there anytime I was downtown, which in the early days was quite often because I lived near north. I’d step into the booth and admire my very own production prowess and voice work. Come on….who wouldn’t get a kick out of checking that out! It was Super Man!! My kids thought it was very cool! But alas it’s all gone now! For some insight on the new, modern Mcdonald’s Click Here:



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