Hy-Vee's Wahlburgers restaurant ready for September opening


Hy-Vee's Wahlburgers restaurant ready for September opening

Patt Johnson, Des Moines Register

Wahlburgers restaurant will open Sept. 11 at Jordan Creek Town Center in West Des Moines.(Photo: Special to the Register)

Hy-Vee, Inc. will unveil its Wahlburgers restaurant Sept. 11 at Jordan Creek Town Center in West Des Moines, but the famous namesake Wahlberg brothers — actors Mark and Donnie and chef Paul — won’t attend the opening.

Hy-Vee said the brothers, who own the hamburger chain, may attend an official grand opening event later this year.

The 7,100-square-foot eatery sits in The Village area of the mall next to Bar Louis and east of the Nike Factory Store.

Along with burgers, Wahlburgers serves haddock, chicken, sloppy joes, onion rings, tater tots and vegetarian entrees. It also sells frappes (a whipped concoction of milk and ice cream), floats, and will offer a full bar.

Actor Donnie Wahlberg, who operates Wahlburgers restaurants with his brothers actor Mark and chef Paul, shows off Walhburger beef patties that will be sold at Hy-Vee Inc. stores. (Photo: Special to the Register)

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Wahlburgers will host local first responders at next month;s opening in recognition of the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Hy-Vee signed a deal with Wahlburgers last summer to open and operate 26 restaurants in markets where the West Des Moines-based grocery store operates. Hy-Vee opened the first of its franchises in May at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota.

The Massachusetts-based Wahlburgers and its branded products will be added to menus at Hy-Vee's Market Grille restaurants in September, the company said.

Wahlburgers is hiring bartenders, servers, line and prep cooks, hosts and other staff. Visit www.hy-vee.com/careers for more information.

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