It has been over a decade since the name Michael Jordan created a buzz in the city of Chicago. Now once again, the great #23 is making his presence known in the city that he once led to multiple championship seasons. Jordan is partnering with the InterContinental Chicago to open up the third Michael Jordan’s Steak House.
The restaurant, which is set to open in August, is the third to bear the Jordan name. The other two locations at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut and at Grand Central Terminal in New York City, have been very successful and Jordan has been waiting for the right opportunity to bring the steak house to Chicago. The InterContinental Chicago, located on the Magnificent Mile, provides a prime location and the visibility that Jordan had been looking for.
The restaurant, which will feature a 7,000 square foot dining room that seats 160 and a downstairs bar that holds 70, will be taking the place of Zest. Zest was what most would consider as a standard hotel restaurant but the InterContinental wanted to have more of a special occasion destination instead of a hotel dining room.
The last time Jordan returned to Chicago, three successful championship seasons followed. With history on their side, the third edition of the Michael Jordan Steak House should be quite successful as well. Thanks to the InterContinental Chicago, the Windy City will once again be the “home” of Jordan.
To read more about the restaurant coming to the InterContinental visit the Chicago Tribune.