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First Columbus-area Wahlburgers opening July 18 at Hollywood Casino

According to the casino, the restaurant will be owned and operated by Penn National Gaming, a franchisee of Wahlburgers.
Credit: Wahlburgers

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The first Wahlburgers in the Columbus area will be opening next month inside Hollywood Casino.

The casino said Wednesday the restaurant will open on July 18 after being announced back in February

The restaurant will be open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

According to the casino, the restaurant will be owned and operated by Penn National Gaming, a franchisee of Wahlburgers.

Wahlburgers, which has over 90 locations, was founded in 2011 by brothers Mark, Donnie and Chef Paul Wahlberg. The menu features burgers, sandwiches, salads and shakes. The restaurant will be replacing the Take 2 Grill.

“This opportunity made perfect sense, given our desire to work with exciting brands that will continue to drive guests to our property. The Mark Wahlberg dealerships and Hollywood connection only made this an even more obvious reason for a partnership with this great brand”, said Jennifer Miglionico, Vice President of Marketing for Hollywood Casino Columbus.

The restaurant was the subject of the television series “Wahlburgers”, which wrapped after 10 seasons on A&E in 2019.

Wahlburgers will be joining other restaurants inside the casino such as Mikey’s Late-Night Slice and Dirty Frank’s Hot Dog Palace.

The announcement of the first Wahlburgers location comes more than three years after Mark and his business partner Jay Feldman purchased Bobby Layman Chevrolet, which was renamed Mark Wahlberg Chevrolet.

Wahlberg now owns four dealerships in the area: Mark Wahlberg Chevrolet of Columbus, Mark Wahlberg Chevrolet of Worthington, Mark Wahlberg Buick GMC, and Mark Wahlberg Airstream & RV.

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