You may not know this, but the vast majority of McDonald’s restaurants are franchises, individually owned and operated by small businessmen and women. The McDonald’s at Clark and Pratt is proudly owned by the Karavites family. Angelo and Janet Karavites, along with their son, Nick, have owned and operated McDonald’s restaurants on the north side of Chicago for over 40 years.
The Karavites family purchased the Clark & Pratt McDonald’s nine years ago and immediately rebuilt the restaurant from the ground up, giving the community a McDonald’s restaurant with a “fresh look” and contemporary style.
The family also went way beyond the City’s landscaping requirements to provide stunning array of flowers and native plants that serve to beautify the corner in the spring, summer and fall months (see photo on left).
Aside from the updated look, the very friendly crew and managers strive every day to provide the McDonald’s guests with the very best service, quality, and speed. The McDonald’s crew is thrilled to be a part of such a strong community, and take great pride in knowing that each and every day, they touch the lives, and put smiles on the faces of the more than 2,000 community residents who visit the restaurant.
Nick took over the day-to-day operations of the restaurant a few years ago after his dad and mom stepped into semi-retirement. He and his friendly crew will be on hand to greet you and provide you with complimentary soft drinks, McDonald’s world famous French fries and delicious Chicken McNuggets.
Bring the entire family and join me as we gather as a community to show some “Lov’in” to our 49th Ward McDonald’s!
“Follow Me on Friday” one of my efforts to encourage my constituents to sample some of the 49th Ward’s finest restaurants, pubs and businesses. Each week on my Facebook page, I post the name and location of a local restaurant, pub or business where I’ll be hanging out after work on Friday. The establishment offers specials for all my Facebook followers and their friends. It’s a great opportunity for you to check out one of the fine local 49th Ward businesses you may not have visited before.
Previous Follow Me on Friday locations include Mullen’s Bar and Grill, 7301 N. 7301 N. Western; Act One Pub, 1330 W. Morse; Ethiopian Diamond II, 7537 N. Clark;Waterfront Cafe, 6219 N. Sheridan; Good To Go Jamaican Cuisine & Fruit Bar, 1947 W. Howard; theCaribbean American Bakery, 1539 W. Howard; Chuckie’s, 1412 W. Morse; the Red Line Tap, 7006 N. Glenwood; The Glenwood, 6962 N. Glenwood; the Heartland Cafe 7000 N. Glenwood; Bruno and Tim’s Lounge, 6562 N. Sheridan; Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse; the Common Cup, 1501 W. Morse; The Fish Keg, 2233 W. Howard; La Cazuela, 6922 N. Clark; The Growling Rabbit, 6981 N. Sheridan; the Grill Inn, 1422 W. Morse; El Famous Burrito, 7047 N. Clark; The New 400 Theaters, 6746 N. Sheridan; Rogers Park Fine Wine and Spirits, 6733 N. Clark; Poitin Stil, 1502 W. Jarvis; Northside Community Resources, 1530 W. Morse; Felice’s Roman Style Pizza, 6441 N. Sheridan; The Coffee Shop, 1135 W. Sheridan; Lighthouse Tavern, 1236 W. Chase; Royal Coffee Chicago, 6764 N. Sheridan; Cafe Descartes, 6451 N. Sheridan; theGreenleaf Arts Center, 1806 W. Greenleaf; the Mezz Gallery at the Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse, Taste Food and Wine, 1506 W. Jarvis; Badou Senegalese Cuisine, 2055 W. Howard; Morse Gyros and Chicken, 1335 W. Morse; Den Den Restaurant, 6635 N. Clark; Towbar, 1500 W. Jarvis; and Bop ‘N’ Grill, 6604 N. Sheridan, El Pulpo Loco, 6619 N. Clark; R Public House, 1508 W. Jarvis; the Glenwood Dance Studio, 7017 N. Glenwood; Twisted Tapas, 1146 W. Pratt; Bullhead Cantina, 1406 W. Morse; Heartland on the Lake, 1200 W. Greenleaf, Giving Tree Toys, 7020 N. Clark; La Choza Mexican Grill, 7022 N. Clark; Rogers Park Social, 6920 N. Glenwood; the Pottawattomie Park Picnic in the Park, 7340 N. Rogers; Audio Archaeology, 1324 W. Devon; Thai Spice, 1320 W. Devon; Hard Water Bar and Grill, 7545 N. Clark;Philly’s Best Sports Bar, 6800 N. Sheridan; VZN Eye Care, 6814 N. Sheridan; Hops and Grapes, 6816 N. Sheridan; SP Kebab, 6808 N. Sheridan; Devon Heartland Health Center, 1300 W. Devon; The Oasis, 6809 N. Sheridan and Ireland’s, 6511 N. Sheridan.
Join me this Friday evening at McDonald’s for family fun and fellowship!