VOL. 132 | NO. 122 | Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Wahlburgers Moving Into Sweetie Pie’s Space
By Andy Meek
Wahlburgers – a burger chain that takes its name from executive chef Paul Wahlberg and celebrity brothers and actors Mark and Donnie – is opening this fall at 349 Beale Street on the southwest corner of Fourth and Beale – the corner where Sweetie Pie’s had planned to open years ago.
The announcement that Sweetie Pie’s would anchor the eastern end of the entertainment district in 2014 came with the installation of a large neon sign outside.
But owners of the restaurant, who subleased from the owners of the building, were quickly stalled by a dispute about who would do what in terms of site improvements, and the restaurant never opened.
Like Sweetie Pie’s, Wahlburgers is the backdrop for a reality television show.
The restaurant’s Memphis location will include 6,900 square feet over two floors and feature burgers as well as sandwiches, salads, vegetarian options and home-style side dishes.
All burgers are made with a proprietary blend of beef, ground fresh, and topped with house-made condiments.
Wahlburgers guests in Memphis will be able to enjoy full table service, order quick-serve style at the counter or order to go.
A full-service bar will also offer a selection of wine and beer, specialty cocktails, and an assortment of adult frappes, and will have wide screen TVs.
Wahlburgers is based in Hingham, Massachusetts, a town in the Boston metropolitan area.