Oscar nominated actor Mark Wahlberg has announced that he is bringing his chain of burger restaurants to the UK following the success of Wahlburgers in the states.
Speaking to the Metro newspaper, he revealed, “We do higher-end burgers. Yesterday, we sold 1,300. It's run by my brother, Paul, who is a five-star chef. We're opening a bunch of them in Britain and Ireland this year.”
The business plan may have been scoffed at by nasty folk early on, however, business appears to be booming. He explained, “When I first mentioned the idea of Wahlburgers, people were like, 'Oh my God, that's a stupid idea.'
“What they don't realise is how talented my brother is. I would never risk putting my name out there in a way that would end up being bad. You can get people to show up because of the name but they are going to come back because they like the food.
“A successful burger place takes maybe $2,400 a day. A really successful one does $6,000. We're making $17,000 a day. There are lines queuing around the corner.”
Mmmmm… Our mouths are watering at the very mention of a Wahlburger!
Back to acting, and Mark is currently promoting his latest film Contraband, talking about his role, he said, “He’s a bad guy. He’s just not as bad as the other guys that he’s dealing with. I came from that kind of world. I got into a lot of trouble when I was younger. Obviously, I’ve changed in my life drastically but I still have those life experiences that I can tap into for a part like this. “
Contraband is in cinemas now.