Mark Wahlberg’s burger chain Wahlburgers was launched last year in Hingham, Massachusetts (the birth place of New Kids on the Block singer Donnie AND brother Paul, who is a chef) and apparently things are going so well there that the fam is taking their high-class burgers to both Britain and Ireland…or so says Mark Wahlberg.
The actor said, “We do higher-end burgers. Yesterday, we sold 1,300. It’s run by my brother, Paul, who is a five-star chef. We’re opening a bunch of them in Britain and Ireland this year.”
Apparently Mark and his bros don’t communicate on the daily because chef Paul’s rep had to shut down Marky’s “news”. There are “no immediate plans for expansion at this time. They’re talking about Boston, but nothing has been set in stone yet.” Perhaps he is just getting a tad ahead of himself with the excitement?
How can you blame him though? He added, “When I first mentioned the idea of Wahlburgers, people were like, ‘Oh my God, that’s a stupid idea.’ “What they don’t realize is how talented my brother is. I would never risk putting my name out there in a way that would end up being bad. You can get people to show up because of the name but they are going to come back because they like the food. A successful burger place takes maybe $2,400 a day. A really successful one does $6,000. We’re making $17,000 a day. There are lines queuing around the corner.”
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