Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Update: Wahlburgers Expanding to Las Vegas; Major Expansion Plans Also Appear to Be in the Works

[Ed note: This article was updated on September 25 to reflect new information given, including some potentially big expansion plans for the restaurant.]

It looks like the Wahlberg brothers are making good on their plans to expand outside of the Boston area, with multiple restaurants on the way to the gambling capital of America.

According to a post within their website, Wahlburgers is going to be opening three locations of the eatery in Las Vegas, with the first one coming in early 2015 and the second and third restaurants opening within the next five years. This is part of an expansion that includes a new location planned for Brookline Avenue in Boston's Fenway and another at MarketStreet Lynnfield, along with at least one location opening soon in Toronto and others possibly coming to Philadelphia and Atlantic City.

[September 25 update: In an article in the Boston Business Journal, Wahlburgers CEO Rick Vanzura indicates that as many as 300 locations of Wahlburgers could be coming to the U.S. over the next 10+ years.]

Chef and restaurateur Paul Wahlberg and his celebrity brothers Mark and Donnie opened the original Wahlburgers at the Hingham Shipyard in the fall of 2011.