SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Construction is officially underway on the Wahlburgers at MGM Springfield.
A groundbreaking ceremony was held at MGM Springfield at 11 a.m. Friday.
Wahlburgers Chef Paul Wahlberg, Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno, MGM Springfield President Mike Mathis, and Massachusetts Gaming Commission Chairwoman Cathy Judd-Stein were all present for the ceremony.
The new restaurant is expected to provide 120 new jobs, not including construction jobs.
“It’s another piece of home for us here in Massachusetts and you know especially in Springfield,” Chef Wahlberg told 22News. “You get out here go to the Basketball Hall of Fame hang around downtown. And the history in Springfield is amazing so being part of that and being part of the revitalization of everything is really important to us.”
Wahlburgers is based outside Boston and will expand the franchise to Springfield.
The new restaurant will be located at the corner of Union and Main Street and is scheduled to open in 2020.