A burger joint by celebrities Mark and Donnie Wahlberg will open in the space that formerly held Ping Pong Dim Sum near Dupont Circle.
Wahlburgers is slated to open later this year at 1 Dupont Circle NW, the company announced in a press release this afternoon. Ping Pong Dim Sum closed its location there in January.
When it opens, the new Wahlburgers will span 6,500 square feet and will serve a menu of burgers, sandwiches, fries and shakes.
“We’re thrilled to be bringing Wahlburgers to our nation’s capital, especially during such an exciting election year,” said Rick Vanzura, CEO of Wahlburgers, said in the press release. “We look forward to serving D.C.’s diverse community and welcoming everyone from foreign ambassadors and elected officials to students and visitors.”
The Washington Business Journal first announced that Wahlburgers had its eye on the D.C. region earlier this year.
Read the full release below:
Wahlburgers, founded by Executive Chef Paul Wahlberg and brothers Mark and Donnie, will bring its tasty, chef-inspired burgers to historic Dupont Circle in Washington, D.C. Slated to open later this year, the restaurant will occupy 6,500 square feet at One Dupont Circle. The first of several planned for the D.C. Metropolitan area, including Virginia and Maryland, Wahlburgers will deliver a dining experience built on the Wahlberg family values of heartfelt hospitality and fun while offering a menu that emphasizes creativity and quality ingredients.
“We’re thrilled to be bringing Wahlburgers to our nation’s capital, especially during such an exciting election year,” said Rick Vanzura, CEO of Wahlburgers. “We look forward to serving D.C.’s diverse community and welcoming everyone from foreign ambassadors and elected officials to students and visitors.”
“We’re eager to debut our first D.C. Wahlburgers in the center of such an iconic and vibrant neighborhood,” said President and COO Maurizio Marfoglia of WBDC Hospitality LLC, who also operates Wahlburgers in Coney Island, New York. “We’re committed to the D.C. metropolitan area and are in the process of securing additional locations.”
Prominently situated on Dupont Circle, Wahlburgers’ signature green décor will grace the interior and exterior of a striking glass structure and feature both a fast casual counter and spacious full-service dining room with expansive bar and outdoor patio. A retail section will showcase branded Wahlburgers t-shirts, hats, drinkware and more.
For more information, please visit wahlburgersrestaurant.com.