Mark, Paul and Donnie Wahlberg Takes 'Wahlburgers' To Asia

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Wahlburgers, the better burger restaurant brand founded by Chef Paul Wahlberg and brothers Mark and Donnie, will expand to Asia in 2017 through a joint venture with Cachet Hospitality Group (CHG).

The first three restaurants are slated to open in Hangzhou, Wuhan, and Shanghai, China.

A celebratory event will be held in Hollywood this evening to commemorate the joint venture. Wahlburgers' founders Chef Paul Wahlberg, producer/actor Mark Wahlberg, and actor/musician Donnie Wahlberg will be in attendance.

The brothers will address members of the press and discuss the company's expansion plans. Guests will be treated to Wahlburgers' signature chef-inspired burgers and tater tots.

"We're excited about this wonderful opportunity to grow in Asia," said Wahlburgers CEO Rick Vanzura.

"Having a savvy, financially strong partner is essential and we have a great partner in the Cachet Hospitality Group, which will bring an unprecedented level of service and strength to the Wahlburgers brand.

Cachet is dedicated to family, community and, of course, bringing diverse groups of people together through great food - the very same values that drive Wahlburgers.

Thanks to Cachet, we already have our first confirmed restaurant projects outside of North America, and we look forward to making history together."

According to the joint venture, the objective of this expansion is to open 100 restaurants in China and the surrounding region over the next five years.

With two strategic partnerships in place, Wahlburgers Asia Pacific is in a strong position to achieve its goal of opening in a variety of locations, including shopping centers, theme parks, residential and office developments and hotel and resort properties.