UPDATE: Wahlburgers targets December opening at Dayton racino

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Wahlburgers, known for its famous burgers and housemade shakes, could be coming as soon as this month to Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway.

“Construction will soon begin in the food court area and (we) are hopeful the new venue will open before the end of December,” a press release from Hollywood Gaming said.

This will be the first Wahlburgers in the Dayton area. In addition to Columbus, Wahlburgers has two other Ohio locations in Cincinnati and Cleveland.

“We are constantly searching for ways to expand our offerings for our guests,” said Jennifer Woffindale, director of marketing at Hollywood Gaming. “This summer our sister property in Columbus, OH opened a Wahlburgers. Because of the positive feedback from that location we want to bring that venue to Dayton.”

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Wahlburgers first opened in 2011 in Hingham, Massachusetts by Paul Wahlberg. According to the restaurant’s website, Wahlberg loved food and his family, but he wasn’t satisfied cooking just for them.

“He wanted to cook for everyone else’s family too,” the website said. “He was hungry for something more. So, he created Wahlburgers.”

Woffindale said Wahlburgers is going into an unoccupied space in their food court area. Construction will begin soon and the existing space is getting a refresh, she explained.

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According to its website, Wahlburgers has an array of starters including Spicy Cheese & Bacon Tots, Crispy Fried Pickles and Buffalo Chicken Wahlbites. Burgers include The Our Burger featuring a beef burger, government cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles and Paul’s signature Wahl Sauce and The BBQ Bacon featuring a beef burger, white cheddar, bacon, fresh jalapeños, BBQ sauce and avocado spread. The restaurant also offers salads, other sandwiches, housemade shakes and more.

Wahlburgers is joining three other dining venues at the racino: Skybox Sports Bar, Take 2 Grill and Zombie Dogz.

“Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway is the destination for great food, entertainment and fun,” Woffindale said.

For more information about Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway, visit www2.hollywooddaytonraceway.com.

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