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Johnny's Wee Nee Wagon

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Johnny's Wee Nee Wagon

In the late 1980's, John Cappas was a local drug-kingpin, dealing cocaine and living luxuriously off the profits of his ill-gotten gains.  But the feds finally caught up with him, and he was sentenced to 45 years in the slammer.  He began to turn his life around in prison, and he taught himself enough law to win a reduction in his sentence.  He was ultimately released in 2004, after serving 15 years.  He earned both a college degree and a culinary arts degree, became a motivational speaker, took a job for Gateway Chevrolet, saved up his money, and, in 2009, acquired Willie's Wee Nee Wagon in suburban Markham, rechristening it "Johnny's Wee Nee Wagon."  It's been in the same red and white shack since 1955, and John cuts the hamburgers (made from top-of-the-line Iowa beef) every single morning before they get cooked on the very same grill that was used in days past.  Johnny's Wee Nee Wagon also serves 60 different flavors of soft serve ice cream.

Address: 
15743 Crawford Avenue
Category: 
Vintage Restaurants
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