NKOTB’s Donnie Wahlberg “would love to open Wahlburgers” burger chain in Manchester

4 Mar 2014 16:14

The New Kids on the Block star may not be keen on the ‘Manchester egg’ but will certainly be sampling the burger joints whe

Wahlburgers

Manchester’s burgeoning burger scene will soon be put to the test by a man who is quite the connoisseur on the subject – New Kids on the Block star Donnie Wahlberg.

The singer, actor and producer launched his own gourmet burger chain Wahlburgers in his home city Boston, Massachusetts with his brothers actor Mark and chef Paul. And their growing restaurant empire is the subject of an American reality TV show of the same name.

Donnie, star of the American cop drama Blue Bloods, says he would love to open a Wahlburgers in our fair city.

“I would love to open a Wahlburgers in Manchester. That’s a brilliant idea.”

And he’s keen to sample Manchester’s take on an authentic American dining experience when NKOTB arrive in town for their An Intimate Evening With tour on May 30.

The Cover Girl singer said: “I would love to open a Wahlburgers in Manchester. That’s a brilliant idea.

“We’ve got four new restaurants opening in new locations and Wahlburgers the TV show is doing really well.”

Trying a burger in Manchester would help to eradicate a less pleasant dining experience for the father of two. The last time the reformed boyband visited the city they tried a Manchester Egg – a pickled egg coated in black pudding and sausage meat.

He added: “Last time we were in Manchester Manchester City and Manchester United were battling for the Premiership. We went to a pub where we ate Manchester eggs and they didn’t taste too good.”

An intimate Evening With New Kids On The Block, Apollo, May 30. Click here for tickets to NKOTB

n the band plays the o2 Apollo in May

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