The Daily Herald from Chicago, Illinois on October 10, 1963 · Page 76
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The Daily Herald from Chicago, Illinois · Page 76

Chicago, Illinois
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Thursday, October 10, 1963
Page 76
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1.11 J II r Red Balloon Inspired By Prize French Film Original in concept for the operation of a restaurant, the ac tual theme and idea originated with the slory line of the French movie pnduction of the book, The Red lialloon, written by A Lamorisse Based on Whimsy This is c charming little book which now ranks as a classic of whimsy For the red balloon was magu , and it followed and led the bo/, Pascal, on a series of adventures The tale is pure fantasy childlike in simplicity yet nch in its humanity Decor Has French Flair It is fr m this simple story that this new restaurant has taken its inspiration Although the decor has a French flair its menu is strictly tailoied to American tastes A wide variety of menu listings illustrate this effort to please every taste For quick snacks many customers favor the Red Balloon Hamburger priced at 60c This is a masterpiece, Vi-pound of fresh ground hamburger in a toasted bun with a slice of cheese and shredded lettuce topped off with ' top secret" Red Balloon diessing Complete Dinners Served Complete dinners include such favorites as Siz/ling chopped steak at $1 45 or a succulent sirloin strip steak, carefully aged, at $2 95 There is a big array of sandwiches and a fine selection of salad plates from the Salad Corner '"^1, III'i, rial- 1 ' ! '.J/ 1"-f ,,,,,,»·» ,, /,;/««'^ f - ""ISl'lli, 111,1,, I J k /' Pat Gallagher Is Manager Of Des Plaines Red Balloon Genial Host Heads Up Newest Restaurant Unit Mr Pat Gallagher has been named manager of the newest Red Balloon, opened last week in Des Flames, Illinois Born m Stratford, Conn , Mr Gallagher graduated from the fdmed restaurant and hotel center at Cornell University He holds a B S degree from that institution After training in eastern hotels and restaurants, he joined the John R Thompson Company, Chicago, where he served as Puichasing Agent I After several years m this job he wag transferred to the Red Balloon when it opened in Niles, Illinois Here he gained valu able experience in the operation of this popular restaurant on Chicago-land's north side "We are pleased to be located in Des Plaines," Mr Gallagher stated ' It is our opinion that our new Red Balloon can fill a definite need in providing people with fine food and service at family-budget prices "Opening a new restaurant always has some difficulties, but we are fortunate in getting such high quality and experienced employes from the area immediately around the Des Plaines and Mount Prospect area "Naturally, we planned on doing a good business m this location, but the immediate acceptance of the new Red Balloon is beyond expectation Mr Gallagher and his wife, Manlyn have three sons, Tim, Jim and John, aged 6 to 1 They reside at 1865 Welwyn Avenue, Des Plaines, Illinois Touhv Avenue In Niles Is Original Red Balloon Spot Hailed as Favorite with Chicago-land Diners Fust of seveial Red Balloons, the original in Niles created great acceptance among those who like quality food, variety of service and sensible family budget prices Diaws from Wide Area Di awing from a wide area in Chicago and suburbs, the decor and quality have gained steady dineis and attiact new diners every day Open for luncheon and dinner, the original Red B.illoon at tracts those who also prefer midday snacks, beveiages and late supper The menu is identical to the new Red Balloon m Des Plaines everything from a hamburger to a complete steak dinner served in full courses Decoi Is Whimsical The Red Balloon in Niles has been created from the whimsical nature of the small boy and his balloon m the French Movie by A Lamorisse Le Lampost lounge is a favorite for those who like the conviviality of the atmosphere and the expei t drinks served to please every taste Food is also served in Le Lam- post from the regular menu There is plenty of free park- ng and the drive to the Red Balloon in Niles is onvenient from eveiy point in Chicago- land Ribbo i Cutting Opens Red Balloon Ribbon Cutting ceremonies marked the opening of the newest Red B lloon in De^ Plaines Closely supervising the actual cutting by Jerome Sebastian, Executive Vice President of John i Thompson Co , are Mr Pat Gallagher, manager of the re aurant and pietty watchers Red Balloon Restaurant Features Unique Services The n wly opened Red Balloon, in Des Plaines provides the dim i with new and unique services Design d by Willarc H Bloch, Vice Pi esident of John R Thomps ) i Co , the service areas provide ariety to please every type of ppetite and budget I- notional Design " /««; \ Based expenem partmenl ferent t\ is the m the com i luncheon smaller those wl for snac fountain service i ter secli i sandwic i Li In ad age sei . Lamposl pert mix with you sections i tions m complete The pi is special Balloon colorfulK from the high idei a tradem taurants Loc I Contidctor Used The ai hitect for the building is Irving M Addis, Chicago, and the actu I contractor and builder is Sd vatore Di Mucci of Mount Pi ospect on years of operating e, the building is de ilized and features dif- jes of service There im dining room where lete menu provides full and dinner meals A ection is designed for ) prefer booth service s, salads, desserts or service Fast snack provided at the coun- n for a cup of coffee, s, or complete meals Lampost a Hit tion, complete bever- ce is provided in Le cocktail lounge Ex legists can provide you favorite drink In all f the restaurant, selec- y be made from the menu e winning outside sign y designed for the Red It is 48 feet high and illustrates a scene book and movie Its Jty value has become irk for thest new res- The building is of French Provincial design and occupies 8000 square feet There is adequate parking for 95 cars on the IVt acre lot The heating and cooling system is of the latest draft-free type Circulation is obtained through thousands of tiny openings in the ceiling Exclusive Mural in B»r On the west wall of Le Lam- posl cocktail lounge is a giant photo mural depicting a street scene in Paris, France Tins mural is from a color transparently taken specially for the John R Thompson Co by a Parisian photographer It is made more exclusive and unusual in the faci that the French goveinment allowed a camera atop the Arch of Triumph for the first time Therefore the view of the Eiffel Tower is the most unusual ever taken Serves Large Area The Red Balloon is located in a vast and growing area northwest of Chicago-land New and high speed highways criss-cross the area so that easy access is available at all hours Located adjacent to the Mount Prospect Shopping Center, the new Red Balloon will become a favorite luncheon place for shoppers m the area The wide menu selection will also have appeal for family luncheon and dinner get-togethers Because of location at Rand Road Central and Mount Prospect Roads--and just off Northwest Highway--and other thruways, reaching the Red Balloon by auto is simplified The oon HOUSE LE IAMPP0ST cocrai LOllfiE VARIETY... is the key word at the Red Balloon! Quick snack counter service, roomy booths, as well as complete dining room service for your pleasure. Prices are tailored to fit your budget. LE LAMP POST... cocktail lounge in gay Parisian decor serving your favorite cocktails. Food also served from regular menu in the colorful Le Lamp Post lounge. OPEN DAILY: Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to Midnight; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. to Midnight. COFFEE HOUSE Here is another brand new, glistening Red Balloon C f£ee House to serve Chicago-land's dining pleasure. Accenting an original French flair, the atmosphere has a truly continental touch. But the big c ccent is on food .. . delicious and satisfying . . . perfectly served... AND (ct low budget prices. Whether it's quick snack service at our counter or a leisurely full course dinner ... the Red Balloon will become a favorite of yours, your friends, your family. Reward yourself . . . visit the Red Balloon first thing. OUR MENU IS STYLED WITH YOU IN MIND \ EIA CEhlSJRAL Yfc -GLENVIEW AIR STATION GOLF DEMPSTER TOUHY The Whether it's a hamb jrger for 50f . .. or a leisurely full cou se dinner... enjoy service from our complete menu. Red Moon HOUSE NOW! Two Red Balloon Coffee Houses! You will also want to dine in the original Red Balloon located at 5960 Touhy Avenue, in Niles, Illinois . . . ( where fining is always fun! Corner of Mount Prospect, Central and Rand Road... Des Plainos, Illinois

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