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Mark Wahlberg meets with troops at the Fort Benning exchange store in May 2018. Wahlburgers, the fast-casual restaurant founded by executive chef Paul Wahlberg and brothers Mark and Donnie Wahlberg, will open its first location on a military installation at Ramstein Air Base, Germany.

Mark Wahlberg meets with troops at the Fort Benning exchange store in May 2018. Wahlburgers, the fast-casual restaurant founded by executive chef Paul Wahlberg and brothers Mark and Donnie Wahlberg, will open its first location on a military installation at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. (A&E Television Network)

Mark Wahlberg meets with troops at the Fort Benning exchange store in May 2018. Wahlburgers, the fast-casual restaurant founded by executive chef Paul Wahlberg and brothers Mark and Donnie Wahlberg, will open its first location on a military installation at Ramstein Air Base, Germany.

Mark Wahlberg meets with troops at the Fort Benning exchange store in May 2018. Wahlburgers, the fast-casual restaurant founded by executive chef Paul Wahlberg and brothers Mark and Donnie Wahlberg, will open its first location on a military installation at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. (A&E Television Network)

Wahlburgers, the fast-casual restaurant founded by executive chef Paul Wahlberg and brothers Mark and Donnie Wahlberg, will open its first location on a military installation at Ramstein Air Base, Germany.

Wahlburgers, the fast-casual restaurant founded by executive chef Paul Wahlberg and brothers Mark and Donnie Wahlberg, will open its first location on a military installation at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. (Brian Ferguson/Stars and Stripes)

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany – Chef Paul Wahlberg and his famous brother, actor Mark Wahlberg, will be at Ramstein Air Base on Sunday to talk about the opening of the first Wahlburgers on a military base.

Wahlburgers is a fast-casual burger chain, founded and owned by Paul, Mark and a third brother, actor Donnie Wahlberg.

The restaurant replaces Johnny Rockets in the Kaiserslautern Military Community Center’s food court.

An opening date for the restaurant has not been announced but it should be soon, said Julie Mitchell, spokeswoman for the Army and Air Force Exchange Service.

Mark and Paul Wahlberg are slated to speak at 4:30 p.m. Sunday in the mall. Col. Scott McFarland, AAFES Europe/Southwest Asia commander, will join the brothers. The restaurant is a partnership between the Wahlbergs and AAFES.

The first Wahlburgers opened in Hingham, Mass., south of Boston, in 2011. There are more than two dozen locations across North America.

Previously, AAFES had announced Joint Base Lewis-McChord would be the first base to get a Wahlburgers. Mitchell said a Wahlburgers is expected to open there in early 2020. It’s part of a much bigger renovation project and there were construction delays, she said.

The Wahlburgers menu includes burgers, beef hot dogs, crispy fries, onion rings, tater tots, salads and drinks, as well as chicken, fish and the plant-based “Impossible Burger” sandwiches, the company website says.

Stars and Stripes reporter Chad Garland contributed to this story.

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Jennifer reports on the U.S. military from Kaiserslautern, Germany, where she writes about the Air Force, Army and DODEA schools. She’s had previous assignments for Stars and Stripes in Japan, reporting from Yokota and Misawa air bases. Before Stripes, she worked for daily newspapers in Wyoming and Colorado. She’s a graduate of the College of William and Mary in Virginia.

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