Chicago’s, Rock ‘n’ Roll McDonald’s Demolished
The Rock ‘n’ Roll McDonald’s days as a kitschy staple of River North are officially over. Wrecking crews began dismantling part of the property Thursday morning, just one day after a demolition permit was issued for the iconic fast food restaurant at 600 N. Clark Street.
Earlier in December, McDonald’s announced it would be closing up the famous downtown franchise while it planned a more modern remodel. That rehab, however, seems to include more than just ditching the dated decor and adding table service.
The permit calls for crews to wreck and remove the two-story restaurant as well as an adjacent pavilion that was once full of memorabilia left over from the “original” Rock ‘n’ Roll—demolished in 2004. The first floor and basement of the larger building will remain intact under the plan.