Hy-Vee Announces Second Wahlburgers Location in Minnesota
September 10, 2019 | News & Press Releases
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (Sept. 10, 2019) — Hy-Vee, Inc. announced today that it will open its sixth Wahlburgers restaurant franchise in Maple Grove, Minnesota, in early 2020. This location will be the second Wahlburgers in Minnesota. The first Minnesota location opened in 2018 at Mall of America in Bloomington.
The 6,128-square-foot Wahlburgers will be located at 11852 Elm Creek Boulevard North at The Village at Arbor Lakes and will offer a unique dining experience featuring signature burgers, chef-inspired recipes, home-style sides, fish, chicken and vegetarian options, and a full bar including specialty cocktails and adult frappes and floats.
“We look forward to bringing a new dining experience to Maple Grove,” said Randy Edeker, chairman, CEO and president of Hy-Vee. “Like our Wahlburgers location inside Mall of America, families will now have a second location in the Twin Cities area to enjoy great food in a fun atmosphere, served with the excellent customer service and hospitality that Hy-Vee and Wahlburgers are known for.”
Chef Paul Wahlberg created the franchise along with two of his brothers, actors Mark and Donnie, to please all tastes through both lighter and heartier menu offerings, served up in casual, fun-filled atmosphere.
“I look forward to sharing my favorite family recipes and opening the doors at our new Maple Grove Wahlburgers location,” Chef Paul said. “Along with Hy-Vee, our family is committed to providing our guests crave-worthy dishes that go beyond the basic burger, and a great bar selection, while sharing an experience that will make them ‘feel’ like family.”
Wahlburgers currently operates 32 locations in 19 states, Canada and the United Kingdom. In 2017, Hy-Vee announced that it plans to build, own and operate 26 Wahlburgers restaurants. Hy-Vee’s first three Wahlburgers locations opened in 2018 at Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota; West Des Moines, Iowa; and Olathe, Kansas. A location in Brookfield, Wisconsin, will open on Sept. 24, and a location in Milwaukee, Wisconsin’s Historic Third Ward is scheduled to open in late 2019.
“We are excited to welcome Wahlburgers to The Village at Arbor Lakes. In addition to helping to anchor our newest retail development in the Twin Cities, we believe Wahlburgers will offer a fantastic dining destination for both our residents at The Reserve at Arbor Lakes and the entire Maple Grove community,” said Kelly Doran, founder and owner of Doran Companies, which developed, designed, built, manages and owns The Village at Arbor Lakes.
Hy-Vee also offers Wahlburgers-branded menu items in its full-service Hy-Vee Market Grille restaurants in its Twin Cities and Des Moines, Iowa, markets.
Hy-Vee, Inc. is an employee-owned corporation operating more than 260 retail stores across eight Midwestern states with sales of $10 billion annually. The supermarket chain is synonymous with quality, variety, convenience, healthy lifestyles, culinary expertise and superior customer service. Hy-Vee ranks in the Top 10 Most Trusted Brands and has been named one of America’s Top 5 favorite grocery stores. The company’s more than 80,000 employees provide “A Helpful Smile in Every Aisle” to customers every day. For additional information, visit www.hy-vee.com.
Wahlburgers is a casual dining restaurant & bar founded by brothers Mark, Donnie and Chef Paul Wahlberg, which just wrapped up 10 successful seasons of A&E Network's Emmy-nominated reality show. While its interior decor is filled with photos and memories celebrating the brothers' life journeys from Dorchester neighborhood kids to rising chef and international superstars, Wahlburgers makes food and its guests the real star. With menu items like delicious fresh ground beef burgers, the sloppiest Sloppy Joe’s, the tastiest tater tots, and the frothiest frappes, its menu is based on the same recipes Paul and his 8 siblings devoured as kids — all served up to its guests for a starworthy experience. Wahlburgers has 32 locations throughout North America and the U.K., and is dedicated to giving back in every community it serves. Fast Casual recently named Wahlburgers in the Top 100 Movers & Shakers and Patrick Renna, President of Wahlburgers, was recognized in its Top 25 Executives list. In 2018, Wahlburgers launched Wahlburgers At Home, its line of proprietary blended Certified Angus Beef used in the restaurants, now available in thousands of stores throughout the US. Learn more at www.wahlburgers.com and follow along @Wahlburgers on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
As one of the fastest-growing real estate development firms in the Upper Midwest, Doran Companies is a trusted leader in development, architecture, construction and property management. With offices in Colorado and Minnesota, Doran’s strong team of industry professionals are responsible for an impressive portfolio of premier properties. Over the past decade, Doran Companies has developed, designed or built retail sites and more than 30 luxury multi-family and mixed-use projects in Minnesota, North Dakota and Colorado. Doran’s current property management portfolio includes millions of square feet of commercial space and luxury residential units in some of the most exclusive areas throughout the Midwest. Doran Companies’ more than 175 employees are committed to over-achieving and over-delivering every single day. Receiving numerous industry awards – from “Best Place to Work” to “Best of Business” to “Best Large Contractor” – Doran’s partners and peers recognize its commitment to quality and its trusted position in the marketplace. For more information about Doran Companies, visit dorancompanies.com.