Eight months after announcing a unique partnership, Hy-Vee is ready to open the doors to its first Wahlburgers location.
The West Des Moines, Iowa-based retailer announced last August that it would franchise and run 26 Wahlburgers, a burger chain run by Donnie and Mark Wahlberg. Hy-Vee's first franchise location will open May 22 inside the Mall of American in Bloomington, Minnesota.
Hy-Vee will become the largest franchisee of the restaurant chain, with its next location set to open this fall in its hometown of West Des Moines. The retailer has already begun selling a new line of Wahlburgers beef products and says it plans to offer Wahlburgers-branded foods in its Market Grille restaurants.