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Wahlbugers Setting Up Shop in Greektown

Actor Mark Wahlberg’s burger chain is coming to Detroit.

Wahlburgers in Coney Island, New York.
Wahlburgers in Coney Island, New York.
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Brenna Houck is a Cities Manager for the Eater network. She previously edited Eater Detroit and reported for Eater. You can follow her on the internet at @brennahouck.

Actor, rapper, and child racist Mark Wahlberg's burger chain Wahlburgers is headed for Detroit, according to a report by Fox 2's Lee Thomas. "I've been nice enough to get Dan Gilbert to give me a nice location," Wahlberg tells Thomas in a clip from an interview promoting the film Daddy's Home. "I'm comin'. I could be there this summer," he says.

Bedrock Real Estate executive vice president Dan Mullen confirmed the move to MLive, adding "We are working very closely with Mark and Wahlburgers to create a great location for them in the Greektown area." Mark Wahlberg founded the chain with his brothers actor/performer Donnie and chef Paul Wahlberg.

The chain, which recently opened restaurants in TorontoBoston proper, and Coney Island, New York, announced plans earlier this month to add between 100 and 150 locations to its burger empire. A specific address hasn't been announced. Still no word on how Five Guys is reacting to the news. Eater is following up for more details. Stay tuned.