Jack McGann is the third generation owner of the Morgan Park business that dates to 1954. He said directors have been tight-lipped about the unnamed project that will take over his sprawling building from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
"It's not officially a show yet. It hasn't been picked up," McGann said Monday.
That said, McGann stumbled upon an article in The Hollywood Reporter ahead of the filming that talks briefly about the "workplace comedy" set on the South Side slated for the cable comedy channel.
The untitled project is written by Chicago native Bashir Salahuddin and Diallo Riddle, who both worked on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," as well as Sultan Salahuddin. The show set in and around a rent-to-own business where the Salhuddings grew up, according to the report.
McGann said he's given crews permission to use the restaurant's image as well as its iconic neon sign for the show which will feature all three writers. Michael Blieden, also of "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," will executive produce and direct the show, the report said.
"We are curious to see what it is like," McGann said. "We are hoping it gets picked up."