Wahlburgers Opens First North Carolina Location in Raleigh
The Wahlberg family's famed Wahlburgers restaurant is now open in the heart of Downtown Raleigh, marking its first location within North Carolina. The popular fast-casual burger concept founded by brothers Mark, Donnie and Paul Wahlberg, and subject of A&E Network's Emmy-nominated reality show, will feature gourmet burgers, sandwiches, a variety of sides and specialty drinks from its scratch-made kitchen. This opening marks the 25th Wahlburgers throughout the US.
The new 5,000 square-foot restaurant and bar will be right in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Fayetteville Street and adjacent to the ABC11 Studios. With the development and expansion of the downtown area, Wahlburgers is the perfect addition to the rising Raleigh food
"Our family is excited to open our first North Carolina restaurant in Raleigh, and we appreciate the opportunity to become part of the community,” say Mark Wahlberg.
Created by Executive Chef Paul Wahlberg, the chef-inspired menu features an emphasis on fresh, high-quality, yet simple food that highlights some of his family's favorites. The "Wahlfaves" include:
- Donnie's choice: BBQ Bacon Burger, available as a turkey or beef burger and described as a "spiced-up weekend barbecue on a bun," topped with white cheddar cheese, bacon, avocado, fresh jalapenos and barbecue sauce
- Mark's choice: Thanksgiving Day, "like Thanksgiving leftovers on a bun," made with fresh ground seasoned turkey, stuffing, Paul's house-made orange-cranberry sauce, roasted butternut squash and mayo
- Paul's choice: Wahlburger's signature Our Burger
“We preach being involved in the community to our team, it’s imbedded in our culture, and we are beyond ecstatic to open in one of the fastest growing cities in the country,” says owner, Greg Pranzo. “We look forward to being a good neighbor and are beyond thrilled with the overwhelming positive response we have already received from the community.”
Wahlburgers’ full-service bar is a perfect gathering spot offering an impressive selection of cocktails, wines and beers including the signature Wahlbrewski: A Boston-based Harpoon Brewery custom, unfiltered Pale Ale. In addition, Wahlburgers is well-known for its dessert selections, most notably its frappes, made with farm fresh milk and local ice cream, available in several delicious flavors.