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Mark Wahlberg, Donnie Wahlberg opening fast-food joint Wahlburgers

August 25, 2011 |  4:24 pm

Donnie Wahlberg and Mark Wahlberg

Dreaming of some Mark Wahlberg beef? Then rejoice, because the actor and producer is opening up a burger joint in Boston with his brother Donnie.

Using the hilarious moniker Wahlburgers, the boys will partner with their other brother, Chef Paul, to open the 120-seater at Beantown's Hingham Shipyard, according to the Boston Herald.

"It just works," said Ed St. Croix, partner to the boys. "It's a good-sounding brand we could put out the product with, a great name people could relate to."

Yet it wasn't the easiest name to come by. The team first had to get around a New York-based chain called Tom Wahl's, a New York-based group of small snack shops that sold a product called the Wahlburger. "The Fighter" star and his clan eventually won full rights to the name, after an undisclosed settlement.

The new eatery will seat 80 inside and 40 on an outdoor patio and join their existing Italian venture Alma Nove just across the street. A pizza place is reportedly also on deck.

Would you take a bite out of Mark's Wahlburger? Tell us in comments.

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Photo: Donnie Wahlberg, left, and Mark Wahlberg. Credits: Paul Buck / EPA, left; Fred Prouser / Reuters, right.

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