Actor Mark Wahlberg has announced plans to open "a bunch" of Irish and British outlets of Wahlburgers, the Hingham, MA burger shop he owns with his brothers Donnie and Paul.
In an interview with UK outlet Metro, Wahlberg said things are "phenomenal" at the Massachusetts outpost, which is run by his "five-star" chef brother Paul, and he has numbers to prove it: "A successful burger place takes maybe $2,400 a day and a really successful one does $6,000," said the actor/producer/entrepreneur/singer/restaurateur. "We're making $17,000 a day. There are lines queuing around the corner."
Back when Wahlburgers debuted last October, they billed it as "Boston meets Hollywood-themed burger restaurant." So it follows that these will be "Dublin meets Boston meets Hollywood-themed burger restaurant," right? No word yet on whether they're bringing "government cheese," which tops all of the burgers at the original location, across the pond, but the expansion would probably make for some great reality TV. As Eater Boston notes, a Wahlburgers is also rumored for the Fenway Park area of Boston.
Update: Not happening. Says a Wahlburgers spokesperson, "While the Wahlbergs are excited about the possibility of expanding the Wahlburger brand, there are no immediate plans at this time. They are thrilled with the success of the Hingham [Massachusetts] restaurant and will continue to focus on the Boston area for now."