Australia – Wahlburgers, a burger chain owned by Hollywood actor Mark Wahlberg, has announced that it will be opening stores in Australia and New Zealand, in collaboration with the Mustaca family, who have built United Cinemas, an Australian cinema chain.
The pilot branch will open first at Sydney’s Central Business District, followed by 20 more stand-alone restaurants, as well as in some United Cinema locations in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, and New Zealand.
“I am excited to be working with the Mustaca family to bring Wahlburgers to Australia. I love all the things we have in common, especially family, film, restaurant experience, and music. I’m really looking forward to our first opening and visiting with my brothers and Wahlburgers co-founders, Chef Paul Wahlberg and Donnie Wahlberg,” the Hollywood actor stated.
He added, “For the last 10 years he’s [Chef Paul Wahlberg] dedicated himself to bringing guests an exceptional experience, no matter where in the world they are visiting Wahlburgers. We could not be more thrilled to take this brand to Australia and are so looking forward to growing this partnership with the Mustaca family.”
Meanwhile, Sam Mustaca, CEO of United Cinemas said, “We are thrilled to bring Wahlburgers to guests here in Australia and New Zealand. We had been following the concept for years and with its natural ties to the entertainment industry, bringing Wahlburgers into the experience at United Cinemas just seemed like a perfect fit. With really great food, beers and a fun atmosphere, we think it’s going to be a big hit.”
Founded in 2019 from an American reality TV show, Wahlburgers has over 50 chains operating across the United States, Canada, and Germany.