BANG! NEWS – Mark Wahlberg’s burger chain Wahlburgers is donating food to frontline staff working to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
The chain of restaurants have partnered with Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House to hand out meals to first responders amidst the crisis.
In a statement, he shared, “We’re somewhat used to getting accolades, so it was nice to help champion for someone else and give them the credit they deserve. Not being able to have our restaurants fully operational these past several weeks has been heartbreaking for our entire organisation. But that hasn’t stopped our commitment to supporting the communities we serve however we can.”
President of the Uniformed Firefighters Association Gerard Fitzgerald told the New York Post’s Page Six column, “They wanted to honour the hospital workers and first responders.”
The scheme started in Manhattan last week and will finish today in Staten Island, New York City.
Meanwhile, Mark previously shared his own food routine, revealing he starts eating at two in the morning.
He said “I start at, like, 2am. Egg whites and Ezekiel bread with some almond butter. Then I have some Greek yogurt and a shake. And turkey burgers with sweet potato. Then I have a chicken.
“The kids are eating pancakes and I’m just roasting a chicken, and the whole house smells like chicken, and they are like, ‘Dad, you are disgusting.’ I’ve had all those meals already today, and I just had a tuna salad. And I’m looking forward to some whitefish in about an hour.”