Hey Philadelphia and Toronto: you’re finally getting that Mark and Donnie Wahlberg-owned burger restaurant you’ve always wanted! Well, maybe you don’t want it, but it looks like they’re headed your way regardless. According to a new report from Boston Business Journal, the Wahlberg family-owned Wahlburgers is eyeing five Philadelphia locations, a downtown Toronto location, and plans on expanding beyond their original location in Boston.
Wahlburgers, which since early 2014 has been the subject of an eponymously named reality show on the A&E network, opened its doors in 2011 at Boston’s Hingham Shipyard. Their specialty burger menu includes a “Thanksgiving leftovers” burger made with ground turkey and a specialty beef burger with tomato jam, bacon, Swiss cheese, and sautéed mushrooms, along with a revolving “Burger of the Month.”
Mark and Donnie Wahlburg co-own the restaurant with their brother Paul, who serves as head chef. CEO Rick Vanzura said burger fans can expect a new Fenway Park and Toronto location later this year, with further expansion starting in 2015. The family also owns and operates the more upscale Italian restaurant Alma Nove, also located in the in the Hingham shipyard.
Adam D’Arpino is the Restaurants Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow him on Twitter @AdamDArpino.