Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Update on Wahlburgers from the Boston Herald

Here is an update about Wahlburgers from the Boston Herald:

Wahlburgers NOT Opening in UK and Ireland in 2012

Think Mark Wahlberg is getting ahead of himself? The Hollywood heavy, who opened Wahlburgers, a Hingham Shipyard burger emporium with his brothers, Donnie and Paul, last fall told a UK paper yesterday that the bros plan to “open a bunch of them in Britain and Ireland this year.”

Um, not so fast, Marky.

Donnie, who stars in CBS’ “Blue Bloods,” and Paul, a chef who owns Alma Nove across the street from the burger joint, said no one will be flipping burgers outside of Hingham — never mind outside of the country — for some time. In fact, the Fenway location that Mark told the Inside Track about a couple of weeks ago is still in the planning stages, report the brothers.

“We have a lot of interest from a lot of people who would like to franchise new locations, but we are a new business with a ways to go before we open location number two,” Donnie told the Track.

Paul’s spokesgal Mindy Valone said there are “no immediate plans for expansion at this time,” and “they’re talking about Boston, but nothing has been set in stone yet.”

The Brothers Wahlberg are “really happy with the success in Hingham,” she said. And no wonder.

“A successful burger place takes maybe $2,400 a day and a really successful one does $6,000,” Mark told the UK’s Metro. “We’re making $17,000 a day. There are lines queuing around the corner.”

@Wahlburgers, The Hingham Shipyard, 19 Shipyard Drive, Hingham, MA 781.749.2110

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