Wahlburgers CEO lines up leases for two more Boston-area restaurants

August 21, 2014

Wahlburgers CEO lines up leases for two more Boston-area restaurants

When actors Mark and Donnie Wahlberg and chef Paul Wahlberg hired Rick Vanzura two years ago, the brothers wanted someone who could expand their new restaurant business beyond its Hingham location.

After scouting more than 40 locations in the Boston area, Vanzura finally has some tangible progress to report. Vanzura, CEO of the Wahlburgers operation, tells me that a lease was signed for a 4,500-square-foot location at the MarketStreet lifestyle center in Lynnfield within the last two weeks. Wahlburgers has also reached terms for a lease for a 4,200-square-foot space in a Samuels & Associates development in Boston’s Fenway section, and a lease signing is probably about two weeks away, Vanzura says.