Wahlburgers to open location at MGM Springfield next year

20 September 2019

SPRINGFIELD, MA. (September 20, 2019) – Chef Paul Wahlberg, Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno, MGM Springfield President Michael Mathis and Massachusetts Gaming Commission Chairwoman Cathy Judd-Stein broke ground this morning on the newest Wahlburgers location in Springfield, Massachusetts. After the groundbreaking, Wahlburgers hosted a food truck pop-up for the public to celebrate the occasion.

"We are so excited to bring Wahlburgers to Springfield,” said Chef Paul Wahlberg. “It’s been great to work with the team at MGM Springfield and we feel so welcomed. It’s an honor to open another Wahlburgers in our home state and know that this location will be another amazing addition to the family.”

Located at the corner of Union and Main Streets, Wahlburgers at MGM Springfield will be a casual dining eatery, featuring its signature burgers and full bar. Founded by brothers Mark, Donnie and Chef Paul Wahlberg, Wahlburgers will be filled with photos and memories celebrating the brothers’ life journeys from Dorchester neighborhood kids to rising chef and international superstars. Menu items will include delicious fresh
ground beef burgers and Wahlberg family favorites including Sloppy Joe’s, tater tots, and frappes, based on the same recipes Paul and his eight siblings devoured as kids.

“We are incredibly proud to partner with the Wahlberg family to bring this fun destination to our property.” said Michael Mathis, President of MGM Springfield. “Wahlburgers is a staple in the Massachusetts community and the ideal addition to our resort.”

The 4,400 square foot space will be located at 1028 Main Street, Springfield, MA. The restaurant will be providing 120 jobs to the community

“We are thrilled that Wahlburgers chose to come to Springfield,” said Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno. “We look forward to welcoming Wahlburgers to our city.”

Following the groundbreaking, media and special guests enjoyed chatting with Chef Paul Wahlberg. The restaurant is slated to open next year.


About Wahlburgers
Wahlburgers is a casual dining restaurant & bar founded by brothers Mark, Donnie and Chef Paul Wahlberg, which just wrapped 10 successful seasons of A&E Network’s Emmy-nominated reality show.  While its interior decor is filled with photos and memories celebrating the brothers’ life journeys from Dorchester neighborhood kids to rising chef and international superstars, Wahlburgers makes food, beverages and its guests the real stars. With menu items like delicious fresh ground beef burgers, bountiful salads, tasty tots and frothy frappes, Chef Paul and team are obsessed with making guests happy and feeling like family.  Wahlburgers currently has 32 locations throughout North America and the U.K, and is dedicated to giving back in every community it serves.  Fast Casual recently named Wahlburgers in the Top 100 Movers & Shakers and Patrick Renna, President of Wahlburgers, was recognized in its Top 25 Executives list. In 2018, Wahlburgers launched Wahlburgers At Home, its line of proprietary blended Certified Angus Beef used in the restaurants, now available in thousands of stores throughout the US.  Learn more at www.wahlburgers.com and follow along @Wahlburgers on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

About MGM Springfield
MGM Springfield covers three city blocks in the heart of downtown Springfield, Mass. As the world’s first LEED™ Platinum-certified gaming resort, MGM Springfield ignites a cultural and economic renaissance in a historic New England city by seamlessly blending new design with restored historic buildings. The resort offers more than 125,000 square feet of gaming space, a 250-room boutique hotel on Main Street, superior spa services, diverse retail and inspired dining headlined by award-winning Chef Michael Mina’s Cal Mare. MGM Springfield also features a seven-screen Regal luxury cinema complex, bowling lanes, a seasonal skating rink and outdoor marketplace displaying local art, events and talent. The property opened on August 24, 2018. For additional information, please visit mgmspringfield.com.


Media Contacts
Allied Global Marketing
Kaitlin Blanton, wahlburgers@alliedglobalmarketing.com

Wahlburgers Corporate Director of Communications
Katie Piepiora, kpiepiora@wahlburgers.com

MGM Springfield
Saverio Mancini, smancini@mgmspringfield.com