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Posted: February 26, 2018

Mark Wahlberg was in Cincinnati to celebrate the new Wahlburgers

By Austin Fast



Forget Zac Efron! Another former teen pop idol turned acclaimed actor rolled into the Queen City this week.

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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.

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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. 

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Reporter Brian Mains contributed to this report.

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