Wahlburgers CFO: 'We're not just a celebrity concept'
Wahlburgers CFO Patrick Renna talks about the brand's goal of opening 500 units worldwide.
"We are quickly shifting from a deal-making strategy for the past few years to an execution strategy," he said about the brand founded by celebrities Donny, Mark and Paul Wahlberg. It offers a bar in a full-services setting but also has a fast casual service model.
Topics: Franchising & Growth
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