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The Wahlbergs head to Las Vegas with Wahlburgers

The Wahlbergs head to Las Vegas with Wahlburgers
Mark, Paul, mom Alma and Donnie Wahlberg are bringing their Wahlburgers to Las Vegas by the end of the year. (Wahlburgers)

Celebrity burgers are set to join the already crowded fast-casual food market when the Wahlberg family's Wahlburgers makes its debut on the Las Vegas Strip in late 2015. The restaurant, made famous on the A&E show "Wahlburgers," is to open at the new Grand Bazaar Shops right in front of Bally's Las Vegas.

Brothers Mark, the actor; Donnie, the singer and actor; and Paul Wahlberg, the chef, plan to serve up gourmet burgers and specialty drinks.

Expect to find a 5,000-square-foot restaurant, bar and retail store at the main pedestrian entrance to Bally's. A retail shop, located on the Strip sidewalk, is to open before the restaurant and sell branded Wahlburgers merchandise, including T-shirts, keychains and shot glasses.

The restaurant chain got its start in Hingham, Mass., and the Las Vegas version plans to showcase a walk-up window similar to the original location. A 600-square-foot outdoor patio comes with the space.

Inside is to be decor that reflects the celebrity brothers' life stories -- from Dorchester neighborhood kids to rising chef and international stars.

The menu features family's favorites, dubbed "Wahlfaves," such as Donnie's barbecue bacon burger with either a turkey or beef burger topped with white cheddar cheese, bacon, avocado, jalapenos and barbecue sauce.

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Mark's favorite is the Thanksgiving day, which he describes as "like Thanksgiving leftovers on a bun," made with ground seasoned turkey, stuffing, orange-cranberry sauce, roasted butternut squash and mayo.

The desserts are also a draw. Try frappes made with milk and Nona's homemade ice cream, available in flavors including chocolate mint, mocha and chocolate strawberry.

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A children's menu and hot dogs with toppings also are planned.

Info: Wahlburgers

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