How iIt All Began

How It All Began

The six Murray brothers grew up on the North Shore of Chicago. Their parents, Ed and Lucille Murray raised nine children in a sweet little house on a leafy street in Wilmette, Illinois. As teenagers, the boys spent their summers working as caddies at the local private country club; it was that experience that inspired Brian Doyle Murray to write the classic golf comedy, Caddyshack. Many of the brothers participated in the making of the movie and can be found standing around in some of the funniest scenes.

The Idea

In the late 1990s, chef Andy Murray and his close friend and entrepreneur Mac Haskell, came up with the idea of taking the Caddyshack movie concept and pairing it with a restaurant. To ensure their asylum would stand out from the pack, they chose a Caddyshack/Murray family theme that would fit into the relaxed but lively mood of their ideal restaurant. The very first Murray Bros. Caddyshack restaurant opened in June 2001 in St. Augustine, Florida, home of the World Golf Hall of Fame. They’ve stood by their “extension of our living room” as its descriptor of the restaurant mentality. The Murray Bros. Caddyshack team takes food seriously, without forgetting that nothing stands in the way of a satisfied guest more than great food.

Andy Murray and Mac Haskell