Rock N Roll McDonald's

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Eastward from 7th fl. of Sports Authority
Westward at night along Ontario Street

The Rock N Roll McDonald's (formerly The Original Rock 'N Roll McDonald's) is a McDonald's restaurant located in Chicago, Illinois. It is one of the most famous McDonald's locations in the world and was once the busiest in the United States.[1]

The restaurant, located in the River North section of the Near North Side community area (neighborhood) of Chicago, a few city blocks west of the Magnificent Mile, had been a tourist attraction since it opened in 1983.[2]

After the demolition of the original building, the present building opened in 2005 and originally had a seating capacity of 300.[3] The original 1983 building and the first design of the rebuilt 2005 structure site held a rock and roll exhibit in a building next to the restaurant and a small upstairs McDonald's museum display.

The building features the first two-lane McDonald's drive-through, a café, flat panel televisions and a green roof. In 2017, a redesign of the restaurant planned to remove the Rock N Roll theme for a more modernized version set to re-open in Spring 2018.

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  1. Graef, Jon (December 10, 2008). "Tourist Trap: Rock 'N' Roll McDonald's". The A.V. Club. Chicago: The Onion. Archived from the original on June 5, 2011. Retrieved May 19, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. Garber, Amy (April 4, 2005). "Golden Arches ready to celebrate Golden Anniversary". Nation's Restaurant News. ProQuest Information and Learning Company. Retrieved April 15, 2007. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. Schmeltzer, John (April 10, 2005). "McDonald's new downtown site gets ready for party; Latest design is a far cry from the modest first restaurant opened by Ray Kroc 50 years ago". Chicago Tribune. ProQuest Information and Learning Company. p. 1. Retrieved April 15, 2007. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)