Wahlburgers coming to Genesee Valley Center mall
(7/19/2018) - A long-awaited announcement about a major addition to the Genesee Valley Center mall is official.
Wahlburgers is coming to the mall area and Mark Wahlburg himself joined a crowd gathered Thursday night via Skype to talk about his excitement about joining the Flint-area community.
The restaurant is opening in the space next to Mo Pete's Sports Bar across from Bar Louie on the outskirts of the shopping center.
Wahlburgers, which is owned by actor and singer Mark Wahlberg's family, offers a fast casual burger experience. The restaurant's menu offers several artisan and specialty burgers and wraps. Their slogan is "Our Family, Our Story, Our Burgers".
Wahlberg vows to come to mid-Michigan for the grand opening.
Michigan is already home to two other locations, in Detroit and Taylor. Now Flint Township will soon be added to the mix.
You can the official announcement below. Scroll to 5 minutes in the embedded video to get past some technical difficulties and hear a shout out from Mo Pete and scroll to about 6 minutes to hear Mark Wahlberg share his big news.
We'll have more tonight on ABC12 news at 11.