Whoa. Mark, Donnie and Paul Wahlberg don’t have just one of their Wahlburgers coming to Vegas. Now they signed a deal for three, with the first franchise opening at an undisclosed location in early 2015.
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The trio — Mark, the actor; Donnie, the husband of Jennie McCarthy and New Kids on the Block singer; and Paul, the chef — teamed up with the new Vegas American Hospitality Inc. to debut the restaurant "in locations consistent with the company's desire to locate Wahlburgers in premiere, high traffic areas." The burger joint out of Hingham, Mass., is the central focus of the trio’s A&E reality show by the same name.
"My brothers and I have been committed to doing things right with high standards of quality from the beginning. We are glad to have found partners who will uphold our values and create something really special for Las Vegas residents and people from all over the world who visit this incredible destination," said co-founder and executive chef Paul Wahlberg in a press release.
Expect the Las Vegas restaurants to take up 4,400 square feet with outdoor patios "and offer all the signature characteristics of the flagship restaurant in Hingham, Massachusetts, including full-serve and quick-serve dining options, take-out and a full bar."
The other two locations will open in Vegas in the next two years. Right now, the team has a casting call up for restaurant staff but also as the latest inhabitants of the reality TV show.
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