Wahlburgers announces opening date for Third Ward location

Will occupy 5,300-square-foot Commission Row warehouse space

Wahlburgers burger
Photo courtesy of Hy-Vee Inc.

Last updated on March 17th, 2020 at 01:31 pm

National burger restaurant Wahlburgers has set a Jan. 21 opening date for its second Wisconsin location, in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward.

The restaurant will be located at 322 N. Broadway, in the restored 1914 Commission Row Warehouse. Its 5,300-square-foot ground-floor space has been under construction for several months. 

Wahlburgers’ Third Ward location will open just five months after The Hingham, Massachusetts-based company took its first step into the Wisconsin market with a location at The Corners of Brookfield

Executive chef Paul Wahlberg started the company in 2011 with his brothers, actors Mark and Donnie Wahlberg. It has since grown to almost 40 locations in 19 states, Canada and the U.K., and is best known for its signature burgers, home-style sides, specialty cocktails and adult frappes and floats.

Both Wahlburgers locations in Wisconsin are operated by West Des Moines, Iowa-based Hy-Vee Inc.

The company also operates Wahlburgers locations at Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota; Olathe, Kansas; and West Des Moines, Iowa. In 2017, it announced plans to build, own and operate 26 Wahlburgers franchises. 

Hy-Vee said it is looking to fill positions including bartenders, servers, line and prep cooks and hosts at the Third Ward restaurant.

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Maredithe Meyer
Maredithe Meyer started as an intern reporter at BizTimes in summer 2015. She currently covers entertainment, sports, tourism and restaurants. In May 2017, she graduated with a journalism degree from Marquette University where she worked as an in-depth projects reporter for the Marquette Wire and Marquette Tribune.