CHICAGO -- A life-size cutout of Bulls superstar Michael Jordan greeted hundreds of jobseekers who waited on line for interviews at Michael Jordan's Restaurant.
Prospective cooks, waiters and bartenders vying for about 130 jobs said Monday they were more interested in getting a job than the status of working in a celebrity eatery.
'Just the name Michael Jordan will make the restaurant successful,' a would-be waiter said. 'It just doesn't matter who it's managed by. This place would be packed.'
Jordan won't run the near North Side restaurant but he will have a reserved, glassed-in private dining room for a dozen people that looks out on the main 200-seat dining room on the second floor.
The menu will feature hamburgers, pastas, steaks, seafood and a Jordan favorite -- macaroni and cheese. Dinner is expected to cost about $22 to $24 per person.
The restaurant, located on North LaSalle Street at the site of the former Burhops Restaurant, is owned by investors including Jordan, Joe and Gene Silverberg and Kohen Financial, and will be managed by Hyatt Development Corp., an affiliate of Hyatt Hotels Corp.
The Silberbergs, owners of clothier Bigsby & Kruthers, will operate a retail sportsware shop near a first-floor sports bar decorated with magazine covers and Jordan's sports mementos.