Wahlburgers UK Announces Charity Partnership with The Felix Project
In line with Wahlburgers’ commitment to become part of the local community Mark Wahlberg and Chef Paul Wahlberg have announced their partnership with London’s The Felix Project.
Prompted by The Homeless Fund campaign, The Felix Project was selected as a charity partner because, through food, they support frontline charities in London that tackle issues like homelessness as well as supporting communities from disadvantaged backgrounds.
The Felix Project have aligned Wahlburgers with Greenhouse Sports in Marylebone who support children through sports and nutrition; two areas of particular importance to the Wahlberg family.
“It was important to us to partner with a charity that aligns with our values,” said Mark Wahlberg. “We are committed not only to making our restaurant in London a success, but also to being part of the community around us.”
Wahlburgers UK is committing to two paid apprenticeship schemes that will be awarded to two 15-19 year olds through Greenhouse’s programme. Additionally Greenhouse are being tasked with creating seasonal new builds for the Felix Burger that has been added to the new Wahlburger menu with a £1 donation for each ordered going directly to The Felix Project. The launch burger is made with two 3oz patties, Smoked Roast Red Peppers, Brie, Crispy Bacon, Rocket, Caramelised Onions and homemade Honey Mustard Sauce.
In addition to the designation dish for donation and the apprenticeship pledge, Wahlburgers has also joined The Felix Project Green Scheme that sees surplus food distributed to address the recently publicised statistics that today in London 1.5 million adult Londoners experience hunger (1 in every 5 adult Londoners) and 400,000 children live in households short of regular healthy food*.
*Source Mayor of London.
Mark Curtin, The Felix Project’s CEO, said: “We are delighted to be Wahlburgers’ charity partner of choice. The funds raised by the new Felix Burger will help us keep tackling hunger in London, and adding Wahlburgers to our list of food supply partners means we can rescue more surplus food and deliver more meals to those people in London experiencing hunger. Mark and the team have a clear mission to be an active, positive and responsible member of their local community, something we are fully committed to in London.”
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Wahlburgers is a casual dining restaurant & bar founded by brothers Mark, Donnie and Chef Paul Wahlberg, which just wrapped 10 successful seasons of A&E Network’s Emmy-nominated reality show. While its interior decor is filled with photos and memories celebrating the brothers’ life journeys from Dorchester neighborhood kids to rising chef and international superstars, Wahlburgers makes food, beverages and its guests the real stars. With menu items like delicious fresh ground beef burgers, bountiful salads, tasty tots and frothy frappes, Chef Paul and team are obsessed with making guests happy and feeling like family. Wahlburgers currently has 34 locations throughout North America and the U.K., and is dedicated to giving back in every community it serves. Fast Casual recently named Wahlburgers in the Top 100 Movers & Shakers and Patrick Renna, President of Wahlburgers, was recognized in its Top 25 Executives list. In 2018, Wahlburgers launched Wahlburgers At Home, its line of proprietary products, including its Certified Angus Beef served in the restaurants, now available in thousands of stores throughout the US.