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Mark Wahlberg arrives at new Wahlburgers location surrounded by Wahlberg fans, Wahlburger sliders, Wahl Sauce

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Though it's unclear when exactly the new Cleveland Wahlburgers restaurant will open, brother Mark stopped by the corner of Prospect and Ontario on Thursday for a "red carpet" event.

Fans and media were treated to samples of the restaurant's fare, including Wahl Sauce-doused tots and a traditional Wahlburger. BBQ/bacon burgers and "Thanksgiving" turkey burgers were also passed around the crowd, a crowd that had waited for hours on a chilly May day in the hopes Mark would sign a "Patriot's Day" movie poster.

The restaurant is kitty (or catty) corner from the Prospect/Ontario JACK Casino entrance.

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Founded by Executive Chef Paul Wahlberg and his celebrity brothers, Mark and Donnie, as well as other investors, Wahlburgers debuted in October 2011 in Hingham, Massachusetts.

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JACK announced late last year the opening was scheduled for early spring of 2017.

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