SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – After years of anticipation, Wahlburgers at MGM Springfield finally opened Tuesday.
The 4,900 square-foot restaurant is located at the corner of Main and Union Streets. It was initially supposed to open in 2019, but the project was repeatedly delayed. Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno joined MGM Springfield President and COO Chris Kelley and Chef Paul Wahlberg at 11 a.m. for the grand opening.
According to a news release sent to 22News, Wahlburgers was founded by brothers Mark, Donnie, and Executive Chef Paul Wahlberg. The restaurant will feature a chef-inspired menu that brings guests its signature lineup of burgers along with entrée salads, sandwiches, and more. The restaurant’s full bar will offer an impressive selection of craft cocktails, wines, and local beers.
“My goal for Wahlburgers has always been to combine simple and delicious food with amazing hospitality. We’re honored to have the opportunity to bring our restaurant experience to the historic community of Springfield and invite everyone to stop in, sit down, and make memories with us,” Chef Paul Wahlberg said.
“I want to applaud MGM Springfield President and COO Chris Kelley and his team for their continued commitment, and support of our Springfield. Thank you to the Wahlberg family, especially Chef Paul Wahlberg for his belief and investment in our City. Chef Paul is so humble, genuine, and very hospitable. This is going to be a big hit here in the City. I can personally say that the Our Burger, which is Paul’s favorite, and the chili are delicious. Wahlburgers will complement my administration’s efforts to revitalizing our downtown and South End neighborhoods. Dining here will be a great time for anyone and everyone, especially for the kids. Welcome to Springfield Chef Paul and we’re looking forward to many prosperous years,” Mayor Sarno said.
Wahlburgers is owned by the Wahlberg family, with notable actors Mark Wahlberg and Donnie Wahlberg.
Donnie told 22News, “We’re just so happy to be in downtown Springfield because we’re from Massachusetts, Massachusetts is our home, Massachusetts will always be our home. For us to be able to be in the western part of the state, we’re by the Basketball Hall of Fame, how can you ask for a better spot?”
This location will be the first Wahlburgers to open in western Massachusetts and will be open daily for lunch and dinner.