Wahlbergs opening aptly named burger joint
August 26th, 2011
12:45 PM ET

Wahlbergs opening aptly named burger joint

Brothers Mark and Donnie Wahlberg are opening a burger joint together called … wait for it … Wahlburgers.

According to The Boston Herald, the brothers, including chef Paul Wahlberg, have secured their awesome name, as well as a lease on a 4,300 square foot space. The burger joint will be installed near their Italian restaurant, Alma Nove, at Hingham Shipyard. Hingham Shipyard, of course, is in Boston.

The name Wahlburgers was previously trademarked, so it was a bit of work obtaining “full spectrum” use of the name, Ed St. Croix, Paul Wahlberg’s business partner, told The Herald. Oddly, there was already a “Wahlburger” being sold by New York burger chain Tom Wahl’s.

But it was worth the extra effort. Wahlbergers!

The new burger joint will seat about 80 inside and 40 on an outdoor patio. Older brother Paul will serve as Wahlberger’s chef.

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  1. wood joints

    We are a bunch of volunteers and opening a brand new scheme in our community. Your site provided us with helpful info to work on. You have done a formidable task and our whole neighborhood shall be thankful to you.

    April 17, 2012 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
  2. CaliGirl

    Wow...this entire post has been just hilarious to read! Mark should take all these comments and make a comedy out of it! LOL

    January 24, 2012 at 12:48 am | Report abuse |
  3. Etta Sandwich

    Donnie looks like your old drunken uncle thats still wearing his 1970s leisure suit.

    September 1, 2011 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Kisa Kisa

    love Marky Mark, lol... 🙂


    August 31, 2011 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Simon and Buttfunkel

    When will the wahlberg brothers male on male buttLove tapes be released?

    August 31, 2011 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  6. lolz@internet.com


    August 30, 2011 at 11:09 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Harman

    man these guys are not aging well

    August 30, 2011 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Johnson

    Hingham Shipyard is so far from Boston I have never been to Hingham. And, it really isn't a destination for Bostonians. Sort of like saying Buffalo is in NYC.

    August 30, 2011 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  9. maynerd

    Yes they are!
    Millions of People cant stand these 2 and will never eat at thier dive
    And Im one of them

    August 30, 2011 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  10. ealayzame


    August 30, 2011 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  11. Jokeonly

    They should probably put more burgers on it, otherwise it might be called Wah Burger

    August 30, 2011 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  12. Confused

    So which is it? Wahlburgers or Wahlbergers?

    And I believe Hingham Shipyard is in Hingham. Or so I've heard.

    August 29, 2011 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Mike

    Great job on doing research for this story!
    Hingham Shipyard, of course, is in Hingham- not Boston

    August 29, 2011 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  14. Kevin T.

    After reading the headline I was thinking... they're calling it "Greasey"?

    August 29, 2011 at 9:28 am | Report abuse |
  15. mingirl

    Looks like a road trip is in order once it opens...i really like mark and donnie...mark was bad ass in the sniper...donnie was just plain scary in the sixth sence as he was the drugged out dude in the beginning of the film....but mark is more flexible in his acting than some...keanu and nick cage come to mind as horrible actors but people love them for some reason...mark i love u kisses

    August 29, 2011 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
  16. Dr.Oz

    If Marky Mark's cooking skills are the same as his acting skills, be prepared for some food poisoning.

    August 29, 2011 at 2:00 am | Report abuse |
  17. Robert

    The Hingham shipyard is not in Boston. It in Hingham, Massachusetts, south of Boston, next to
    the City of Quincy

    August 29, 2011 at 1:48 am | Report abuse |
  18. belladujour

    Hingham Shipyard, of course, is in Hingham. Not BOSTON. About 20 miles south.

    August 28, 2011 at 5:23 am | Report abuse |
  19. Wasted1

    Hamburgers rule. Don't forget the extra bacon! Marky Mark for president.

    August 28, 2011 at 4:23 am | Report abuse |
  20. maria

    Boy his brother is UGLY!

    August 27, 2011 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
  21. dee dee

    Think it's great they are keeping it all in the family.I love to see family getting along like this. Too many families are disfunctional or not speaking to one another. Best of luck to them.

    August 27, 2011 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  22. iheartmarkymark

    I would go to that burger joint just to get some of that Wahlberg beef! Mmmm. Yummy

    August 27, 2011 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  23. mass gal

    "Hingham Shipyard, of course, is in Boston." Ummm, actually, no it isn't. It is in HIngham MA, about 30 minutes south of Boston.

    August 27, 2011 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Argle Bargle

    Ugh. No thanks. They shoulda named it "Thugburger". It's more fitting.

    August 27, 2011 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  25. chana

    they both always been pretty good looking, just aging alil lol but ill have his wahlburger any day ahahhaahahaha

    August 27, 2011 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  26. winnieadams

    Actor Mark Wahlberg, formerly known as Marky Mark, and who is the youngest of nine children, is teaming up with his older brothers, New Kid on the Block Donnie Wahlberg, and chef Paul Wahlberg. http://bit.ly/nujoZ5

    August 27, 2011 at 7:07 am | Report abuse |
    • gd

      I think its a great idea. I only wish they would put one in LA.... Hmmmmm, great idea guys.... adorable too...

      September 1, 2011 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  27. D


    we have more than enough rappers, okay? don't quit yer day job or you'll starve


    August 26, 2011 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse |
  28. D


    August 26, 2011 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse |
  29. @portalpunk

    we have more than enough rappers, okay? don't quit yer day job or you'll starve

    August 26, 2011 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • doyourresearch

      portalpunk was simply sharing the lyrics to Marky Mark aka Mark Wahlberg's 1 hit "Good Vibrations" .. not trying to rap.

      August 30, 2011 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Kyla

    This story says the name of Wahlberg's restaurant is Wahlburgers ... then Walbergers ... then Wahlburgers again (while also talking about a completely different restaurant called Wahlburger...) so, what's it going to be, CNN, with your awesome editing once again (I mean, really?) Wahlburgers or Wahlbergers?

    August 26, 2011 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • JH

      The brothers last name is Wahlberg. Name of the restraunt will be Wahlburgers. They had an issue with the name Wahlburger cause there was a burger already with that name at another restraunt. Then they said congrats to the Wahlberg brothers. Simple enough?

      August 28, 2011 at 3:11 am | Report abuse |
    • TM

      to Kyla: If you didn't have such a low i.q. (which is presumably evident for your negligence/stupidity in not reading for context), you would have understood that there is a TM issue with the name "Wahlburgers" which the Whalbergs were attempting to obtain for TM rights. To prevent any issue of TM infringement or initial confusion (Under the Lanham Act), they applied for TM protection on "Whalbergers" while also getting the name registered. That doesn't necessarily preclude them from getting sued from the owners of the TM Whalburgers (which is a different issue). Anyways, the point is, read for context before you divulge on impulse and allege such frivolous allegations which have no conclusive support or evidence to back up your idiotic claim re editing.

      This story says the name of Wahlberg's restaurant is Wahlburgers ... then Walbergers ... then Wahlburgers again (while also talking about a completely different restaurant called Wahlburger...) so, what's it going to be, CNN, with your awesome editing once again (I mean, really?) Wahlburgers or Wahlbergers?

      August 30, 2011 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kyla

      Yeah,thanks for that. Except CNN has now changed the original story as they so often do. Your own intelligent response has been duly noted.

      August 30, 2011 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kyla

      Oh... and they STILL spell Wahlburgers Wahlbergers (when referencing the chef, for example). So while you're making personal attacks on me, somewhat unnecessarily in my view, the issue with the editing still stands. It's not the end of the world, we all make mistakes, but I would love it if CNN were a touch more consistent with their editing. On the other hand, I think that's the problem with constant web-writing: things do slip through in a way that they likely would not in a more traditional news room.

      August 30, 2011 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  31. ghstbstr

    What is the main combo meal going to be called? Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch.
    The main hamburger of the place could be called the Marky Mark and the the fries and the drink are the Funky Bunch.
    If I lived where Walhburgers will be at I would like to go to eat there.

    August 26, 2011 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
  32. maynerd

    Marky Mark looks like an APE

    August 26, 2011 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Ricky

    They're both gross!! Yuck, esp. Donnie and I always thought Mark was funny looking.

    August 26, 2011 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
  34. AnnA

    Hingham Shipyard is, of course, in Hingham. Not Boston. Maybe google maps next time.

    August 26, 2011 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • cogadh

      Beat me to it. Hingham Shipyard isn't remotely in Boston. It's near Boston (half hour – 45 minute drive, depending on traffic), but it's also just as close to Cape Cod.

      August 27, 2011 at 3:14 am | Report abuse |
  35. Anomic Office Drone

    Wahlburgers sounds like internet slang for something dirty.

    August 26, 2011 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  36. tracie


    August 26, 2011 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • vegan


      August 30, 2011 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
  37. so what

    Marky Mark needs to invest in more acting lessons. Oh right that won't help because he still wouldn't know how to act.

    August 26, 2011 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joystick

      I'm sure you'll give him a few pointers, having such successful thespian accolades, oh wait......you didn't show us your Oscar or Tony or Emmy. I'm sure once you win one, you can criticize him all you want. 😛

      August 26, 2011 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • so what again

      Oh Marky Mark can act ... as himself that's it. I don't need to be a thespian to know that. Who got nominated and won an Oscar for the Fighter... Christian Bale ... because Marky Mark can't act.

      August 26, 2011 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Arjayw

      II'm sure all you fine people out there who rag on this guy because of his (lack of) acting skills are quite happy with your weekly paychecks. I wouldn't mind not acting and getting paid like that...

      August 28, 2011 at 7:28 am | Report abuse |
    • Say What

      Make fun of him all you want, because he is laughing too ... all the way to the bank.

      August 28, 2011 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • feel it feel it

      Walhberg MADE The Departed and got an Academy Award nomination for best supporting actor. He was the $h!t.

      August 28, 2011 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • You've got to be kidding

      I very much like him in movies. I don't think he is super versatile or anything, but I like him. He is believable and pics good roles for his skill set.
      The Perfect Storm
      Rock Star
      Four Brothers
      We Own The Night
      .....the list goes on an on. I can't think of a movie he's been in that I didn't like.

      August 29, 2011 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • gd

      Ah, your just jealous!

      September 1, 2011 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
  38. alice

    I would like my wahlburger raw and strait from the source...YUM!

    August 26, 2011 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • k4815162342

      You may want to google an image of Paul Wahlberg before saying that...seeing as how he is the chef... der.

      August 28, 2011 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
  39. portalpunk

    It's such a good vibration
    It's such a sweet sensation

    Yo it's about that time
    to bring forth the rhythm and the rhyme
    I'm a get mine so get yours
    I wanna see sweat comin' out your pores
    On the house tip is how I'm swinging this
    strictly hip hop boy I ain't singing this
    Bringing this to the entire nation
    black, white, red, brown
    feel the vibration

    August 26, 2011 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  40. be quiet

    enjoy your Wahlburger, OK? Say hi to your mother for me.

    August 26, 2011 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |

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