Mark Wahlberg grabs lunch with a friend at celebrity hotspot E. Baldi on Friday afternoon (August 14) in Beverly Hills, Calif.
The actor recently spoke to the Hollywood Reporter about reality television, working with family and the burger business.
On his A&E docuseries: “Yeah, initially I didn’t want to be on television. I’m sick of being on television. Yes, I’m an actor and a producer, which is my first love, but being on TV as “Mark Wahlberg” was not of interest to me. But it was [ultimately] about promoting and building the business. And it’s been a nice thing that has brought our family closer.”
On working with his family: “It’s taking some getting used to, that’s for sure. I’m the driving force behind the business aspect of it, and I don’t think they’re used to their little brother telling them, ‘Well, this is how we’ve got to do things.’ But we’re in a good place now.”
On the success of his burger business: “We have almost 70 restaurants under contract right now, with various franchisees and deals in different places. I think we will have nine or 10 open by the end of the year in places like Fenway Park in Boston and airports in Philly and New York. We’re opening in Coney Island, Long Island, the D.C. area, Las Vegas — and we’re looking for locations in L.A. We also just made a deal in the Middle East for 20 restaurants.”
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