American actor, film and television producer, and former musician Mark Wahlberg to open Wahlburgers restaurants in the Uk this year. The actor already has a burger joint in United States. Now he will be expand his family owned also to Ireland.
Wahlberg, who is now forty years old has opened the Massachusetts eatery – which is also co-owned by brothers Donnie and Paul - in October and it’s doing so well that they want to make it into a chain.
’It’s phenomenal. We do higher-end burgers. Yesterday we sold 1,300,’ says Mark.
’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.’
Mark says Paul is doing a brilliant job of looking after the restaurant while he and Donnie pursue their entertainment careers.
’When I first mentioned the idea of Wahlburgers, people were like: “Oh my god, that’s a stupid idea.”,’ Mark tells Metro.
’What they don’t realise is how talented my brother is.
’A successful burger place takes $2,400 a day. A really successful one does $6,000. We’re taking $17,000 a day. There are lines queuing around the corner.’
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