Mark Wahlberg restaurant coming to Middle East

Hollywood star planning to bring Wahlburgers restaurant chain to Middle East

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We love a good celebrity restaurant here at Time Out. But, it is fair to say, they usually fall into the fine dining category.

So we’re pleased to read that one of our favourite Hollywood stars is following in the footsteps of American stars Ashton Kutcher and…er…Ronald McDonald and bringing a burger chain to the region.

Mark Wahlberg has revealed plans to bring Wahlburgers, his family’s burger restaurant chain, to the Middle East region.

Wahlbugers, which now has 70 restaurants in the chain, is owned by Mark and his brothers Donnie and chef Paul – who runs the business.

In January last year, Walhburgers become the subject of a US reality TV show of the same name, which took a behind-the-scenes look at the operation and expansion of a burger business.

Wahlberg, who is a producer, said the show has been good for the business, helping it to grow in the US and now has plans to expand into the Middle East region.

“We have almost 70 restaurants under contract right now, with various franchisees and deals in different places. I think we will have nine or 10 open by the end of the year in places like Fenway Park in Boston and airports in Philly and New York,” Wahlberg told Hollywood Reporter.

“We also just made a deal in the Middle East for 20 restaurants,” he added.

We’re not sure which Middle East countries are included in the expansion plan at the moment, but if it includes Time Out regions Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha, Beirut or Bahrain we’ll take our entourage along to check out the burgers for sure.

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