Forget Zac Efron! Another former teen pop idol turned acclaimed actor rolled into the Queen City this week.
Mark Wahlberg hosted a private, red-carpet event at 4:30 p.m. Monday to celebrate the recent opening of the Wahlburgers restaurant named after him and his brothers Paul and Donnie.
Judging from photos posted on social media, there was quite a turnout.
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Franchise owner Nino Cutraro opened Wahlburgers' newest location in January at 199 E. Sixth St.
The eatery serves a variety of burgers, salads, macaroni and cheese and specialty sandwiches. It also has a full-service bar with 20 beers on tap.
Mark Wahlberg was in Cincinnati in August 2017 to announce the new location. There are currently Wahlburgers in nine states and in Canada. A Wahlburgers restaurant opened in May 2017 in Cleveland.
Reporter Brian Mains contributed to this report.
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