First Michigan Wahlburgers to Open This Summer in Downtown Detroit’s Historic Greektown Entertainment District
Greektown Casino-Hotel is bringing the first Wahlburgers restaurant to Michigan this summer. The celebrity-owned burger restaurant and bar will be located at 569 Monroe Street in Detroit’s historic Greektown Entertainment District.
“Mark Wahlberg’s nationally recognized burger place, Wahlburgers, is the latest in a long line of unique restaurants to land in downtown Detroit over the last couple of years,” said Mark Dunkeson, president and chief operating officer of JACK Entertainment LLC, Greektown Casino-Hotel’s corporate gaming affiliate. “Millions of people will enjoy this fun new restaurant located conveniently near our casino and hotel in historic Greektown, and is joining many long-time favorite restaurateurs in this vibrant entertainment district.”
“Our organization has gotten to know the Wahlberg brothers over time, and they share our deep passion for urban revitalization,” Dunkeson added. “They’re perfect for Greektown in the heart of downtown Detroit.”
The Boston-based burger chain was founded by actor Mark Wahlberg and his two brothers, Donnie and Paul. The brothers grew up watching their dad cook his famous BBQ on the grill and making homemade French fries, a tradition that they’re proud to share with Detroit.
“My family and I are grateful to be part of the rebuilding of the great city of Detroit with the summer opening of Wahlburgers,” said Mark Wahlberg.
Bedrock Real Estate Services served as the leasing agent for Greektown Casino-Hotel. Wahlburgers will be operated by franchise owner Nino Cutraro.
Wahlburgers is expected to open this summer with plans to convert the space to two stories, bringing the total square footage to 4,200-square feet. The restaurant and bar will be open daily for lunch and dinner and will serve freshly ground beef burgers, salads, Yukon gold fries, tater tots and more.
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About Greektown Casino-Hotel
Greektown Casino-Hotel is located in downtown Detroit’s historic Greektown Entertainment District. The property features approximately 3,000 gaming machines, 70 table games, a 12-table poker room, three restaurants, five quick-serve food outlets, three bars and a coffee shop. In addition, the urban casino boasts a 400-room, luxury high-rise hotel with 10,000 square feet of meeting space. Greektown Casino-Hotel employs more than 1,900 team members and has partnered with nearly 20 local restaurants to offer fine dining rewards to guests. JACK Entertainment LLC, formerly Rock Gaming LLC, is the corporate gaming affiliate of Greektown Casino-Hotel. For more information, visit www.GreektownCasino.com.
Founded by Executive Chef Paul Wahlberg, celebrity brothers Mark and Donnie Wahlberg and other investors, Wahlburgers debuted in October 2011 in Hingham, Mass. The subject of an A&E reality show, Wahlburgers offers a fun, casual music-filled atmosphere where guests, like family, share great food, a few laughs and lots of love. While its interior décor is filled with photos and memorabilia celebrating the Wahlberg brothers’ life journeys from Dorchester, Mass. neighborhood kids to rising chef and international superstars, Wahlburgers makes food the REAL star. Crafted by Chef Paul and served with heart-felt hospitality, menu selections include chef-inspired freshly ground beef burgers served on fresh baked buns, crispy fries, onion rings, tater tots and sweet potato tots, along with tasty housemade sauces and thick, creamy frappes. While burgers are the restaurant’s specialty, guests will enjoy delicious fish and vegetarian options, a variety of fresh-cut salads, and gluten-free buns and lettuce-wrapped burgers and sandwiches upon request. Wahlburgers’ full bar is a popular gathering spot featuring an impressive selection of adult frappes, cocktails, wines and beers including the signature Wahlbrewski – a Harpoon Brewery custom, unfiltered Pale Ale. Dedicated to giving back, Wahlburgers is active in every community it serves. Open daily for lunch and dinner, Wahlburgers offers fast casual and table service. For locations and more information visit wahlburgersrestaurant.com.