Since 1987, Harry Caray’s Restaurant Group (HCRG), led by Grant DePorter, has proven to be one of Chicago’s most dynamic and successful restaurant management companies. HCRG operates seven restaurants, an offsite catering company and the Chicago Sports Museum. HCRG opened its first restaurant, Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse in Chicago’s River North neighborhood in 1987. The restaurant offers additional locations in Rosemont and Lombard. Adjacent to Harry Caray’s Lombard, is Holy Mackerel!, the restaurant group’s fresh seafood concept. Harry Caray’s Tavern Navy Pier offers a family friendly menu and spectacular waterfront location. Harry Caray’s 7th Inning Stretch and the Chicago Sports Museum anchor the 7th floor of Water Tower Place and combine to create a high-energy, 23,000 square foot complex offering dining, entertainment, private event venues and retail.
HCRG also operates Harry Caray’s at Midway Airport, the airport’s flagship restaurant. HCRG’s offsite catering company, Harry Caray’s Catering & Events, caters many of Chicagoland’s premier landmarks including the Chicago Park District, Harold Washington Library and Garfield Park Conservatory. Named as one of the Top 75 Multiconcept Operators in the Country by Restaurants and Institutions Magazine, HCRG continues to expand its ventures. For more information, call (773) HOLY-COW or visit harrycarays.com.
This veteran play-by-play announcer was perhaps best recognized for his tradition of singing “Take Me Out To The Ball Game” during the 7th inning stretch and for his famous exclamations: “It might be, it could be, it is! A home run!” and “Holy Cow!”.
When asked his plans for retirement, Caray summed up his plans in one word: “Never.” He was the voice of the Chicago Cubs from 1982 until he passed away on February 18, 1998. His wife, Dutchie Caray, affectionately known as the “First Lady of Chicago Baseball” continues to be very involved in all of the HCRG restaurants.