Three Brothers, Paul, Donnie and Mark Wahlberg have a license to sell burgers. The Wahlburgers will in fact be the newest kid on the block at the swanky Hingham shipyard where condos go for a million bucks.
The burger joint dream had been flipping for some time, but the Dorchester boys first needed to get the rights to Wahlburger’s from a Rochester, N.Y restaurant owner Tom Wahl, who serves a cheeseburger called Wahlburger and owns the trademark. The Wahl brothers Tom and Bill opened the first Wahl’s restaurant in Avon, south of Rochester, in 1955.
“We were definitely surprised about finding out about the trademark, Ed St. Croix, Paul Wahlberg’s business partner, told the Boston Herald. “It was a thing we had talked about for several years.” The Wahlburgers’ group, which is incorporated as Paragon Funding Group III LLC, cooked up a deal and secured the rights to the Wahlburgers name.
Wahlburgers will be hanging with fellow family restaurant Alma Nove located across the street at the posh Hingham bay is already in pre-production and was approved for a full liquor license. And if your not in the mood for a Wahlburger, the natives are in talks of spinning up a pizza place too. Now that’s one funky bunch.
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