Mark and Donnie Wahlberg’s new restaurant is finally opening in Charlotte!
Last year we announced that the new celebrity-owned Wahlburgers would be coming to Charlotte, but that they hadn’t yet picked a location.
According to a new press release, they just signed a lease on the old Lure Oyster Bar in Ballantyne’s ‘Village at Robinson Farm’. The 6,000-square-foot building sits on the corner of Rea Rd. and Williams Pond Ln., right next to The Famous Toastery;
This will be the third Wahlburgers in the Carolinas, with one in Myrtle Beach now open, another one in Raleigh almost finished, and a fourth expected to be built somewhere in Charleston after Charlotte’s location opens.
“We are on the road to bringing Wahlburgers to a city near you, we’ve created this family business with a mission to welcome families and friends from around the world to a place where they can break bread, enjoy some great food and lots of laughs.” Mark Wahlberg commented in a statement.
Mark and his brother’s restaurant inspired A&E to launch the new reality show based on the burger chain. It features all the behind-the-scene drama of expanding a burger joint to new cities throughout the Southeast.
The show has already featured an impressive mix of celebrity guests, including NASCAR favorite Dale Earnhardt, Jr., music legend P. Diddy, and even Pope Francis.
Charlotte’s new Ballantyne Wahlburgers is expected to open sometime next year.