Wahlberg Brothers, Paul, Mark and Donnie, Name New CEO to Lead Expansion of Wahlburgers

Here is the press release from PRNewswire about the upcoming Wahlburgers expansion:

HINGHAM, Mass., July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
The Wahlberg brothers have named Rick Vanzura Chief Executive Officer of Wahlburgers to lead the expansion of this burger restaurant concept with its flagship location in Hingham, MA, just 15 miles south of Boston. Wahlburgers debuted last October following the successful launch in June 2010 of the brothers' first venture, Alma Nove, a fine dining waterfront restaurant named for their mother and nine siblings.Formerly Executive Vice President and co-Chief Operating Officer of Panera, LLC, Vanzura will focus on growing the Wahlburgers brand with plans to open more nationwide beginning in the Boston area.
"I'm extremely impressed by the Wahlbergs' commitment to build a world-class concept offering extraordinary food," said Vanzura. "This is not just another celebrity-driven restaurant. Paul is an exceptional chef, and his commitment to quality shows up in the restaurant every day."According to Vanzura, Wahlburgers is a hometown Boston brand inspired by memories of the Wahlberg brothers' pre-celebrity days growing up in their Dorchester neighborhood.
"We hope to share a little bit of our childhood times with our guests," explains Paul. "Our family has had some humble beginnings and some amazing success, but at Wahlburgers, it's all about the food." "Mark and I are pleased to pair a proven executive like Rick with an outstanding chef like Paul to continue to develop Wahlburgers and grow our family business," said Donnie Wahlberg.
Wahlburgers menu features fresh ground beef burgers made from an exclusive blend of chuck, brisket and short rib, as well as turkey burgers, salmon burgers, all beef hot dogs, crispy fries, onion rings, tater tots, signature ice cream frappes, house made desserts and more. With full liquor service, Wahlburgers serves enticing adult frappes, cocktails and brews including the Wahlbrewski, unfiltered Pale Ale made by Harpoon especially for Wahlburgers.Wahlburgers is located at 19 Shipyard Drive at the Launch at the Hingham Shipyard, in Hingham, MA. Lunch and dinner are served daily from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.
For more information call 781-749-2110, or visit www.wahlburgers.com.

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Former Panera exec takes over at Wahlburgers
Hingham-based Wahlburger's plans expansion

Boston Herald:
New CEO hired to lead Wahlburgers expansion

Boston Business Journal:
Wahlburgers names former Panera exec CEO, plans expansion

The Patriot Ledger:
CEO says Wahlburgers hunting for second restaurant location

Grubstreet New York: 
Wahlberg Brothers Hire Panera Bigwig to Spearhead Wahlburgers National Expansion

Dorchester Reporter:
Wahlburgers: Bring It on Home to Dorchester

Nation's Restaurant News:
Former Panera exec named Wahlburgers chief executive

Boston Magazine: 
Mark and Donnie Wahlberg Want to Take Wahlburgers Global

Toronto Standard: 
Wahlburgers is Expanding... To Toronto?

Yahoo News Philippines:

'Wahlburgers' to expand across the US

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