WAHLBURGERS CONTINUES RAPID NORTH AMERICAN EXPANSION WITH FRANCHISE DEALS IN FLORIDA AND NEW YORK
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WAHLBURGERS CONTINUES RAPID NORTH AMERICAN EXPANSION
WITH FRANCHISE DEALS IN FLORIDA AND NEW YORK
(BOSTON) – December 4, 2014 – Wahlburgers, a casual burger restaurant founded by brothers Mark, Donnie,
and Paul Wahlberg and subject of the popular A&E TV reality series
announced multi-unit franchise deals in Florida and New York, continuing
its rapid expansion in North America.
Davgar Holdings Group, LLC will open 20 Wahlburgers throughout Florida
over the next several years, as New York- based Big Apple Burgers
prepares to launch six restaurants in Manhattan and one 0n Coney Island.
Since its 2011 debut in Hingham, Mass., Wahlburgers has a total of 40
stores either open or under agreement. A second location opened in
Toronto last month to great fanfare, and franchise agreements are
secured in Philadelphia and Las Vegas in addition to Florida and New
York. Two corporate-run Wahlburgers are slated to open in the Greater
Boston area in 2015.
“These agreements put us closer to our vision of making Wahlburgers a
happy part of people’s lives across America and around the world.
Donnie, Paul, and I appreciate the support of our fans and all those who
love great burgers,” said Mark Wahlberg.
“We are pleased to continue to grow with great partners who share our
values and standards for delivering an exceptional customer
experience,” said Rick Vanzura CEO of Wahlburgers.
According to Vanzura, Wahlburgers is committed to partnering with
experienced operators with a demonstrated history of multi-unit success.
Manny Garcia of Davgar Holdings Group, LLC and John Cestare and
partners of Big Apple Burgers meet the criteria.
“The Garcia family has been steeped in the food and restaurant
industry for many years,” said Manny Garcia, well-known Florida
restaurateur and managing partner of Davgar Holdings Group, LLC. “And
now, we are thrilled to partner with the Wahlbergs, another family
that’s equally dedicated to high quality food, legendary service, and
“We’re confident that our knowledge and expertise will be a great
asset to the Wahlburgers brand,” said John Cestare of Big Apple Burgers.
“It’s exciting to partner with the Wahlberg family and brand knowing we
share the same values and family-work culture.”
The Florida and New York restaurants will share all the signature
characteristics of the flagship Wahlburgers in Hingham, Mass., including
full-serve and quick-serve dining options, take-out and a full bar. To
inquire regarding business opportunities please visit http://www.wahlburgersrestaurant.com/franchise/.
Founded by Executive Chef Paul Wahlberg, and celebrity brothers Mark and
Donnie Wahlberg, Wahlburgers, the subject of an A&E Network
original series is a Boston based burger restaurant with stylish décor
symbolizing the brothers’ life trajectories from Dorchester neighborhood
kids to rising chef and international superstars. The restaurant offers
both fast casual and table service dining featuring a menu of
made-to-order fresh ground beef burgers, pure beef hot dogs, crispy
fries, onion rings, tater tots, signature salads, and specialty frappes.
In addition to great food and drink, guests will enjoy music from a
variety of genres and eras playing from the restaurant’s
state-of-the-art sound system. Wahlburgers serves lunch and dinner
daily. For locations, hours, and additional information visit http://www.wahlburgersrestaurant.com