The dream team that is brothers Donnie and Mark Wahlberg (AKA the bad boy from New Kids on the Block and kid brother, the former Marky Mark), are hoping their star status will be enough to power their new restaurant, dubbed “Wahlburgers” to success.
Not only are the Boston boys in business together for the burger joint, but their older brother Paul will be the man doing the chef duties in the kitchen, reports the Boston Herald.
Apparently the Wahlbergs have other successful eateries in the city, and had always wanted a burger place with a clever name, but had to deal with some legal shenanigans regarding a place called Tom Wahl’s in Rochester, N.Y. selling a Wahlburger already.
All’s clear now for these Southies to go ahead with their plan for beefy domination in the Hingham Shipyard, right across the street from their Italian place, Alma Nove.
“It just works,” said Ed St. Croix, Wahlberg’s business partner. “It’s a good-sounding brand we could put out the product with, a great name people could relate to.”
I really hope Mark decides to go for a wine bar next and call it The Funky Bunch. Ya know, because of grapes?
Step by Step: Chef, famous bros get fired up over Wahlburgers [Boston Herald]