By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Jan 08, 2020 at 10:30 AM

Hy-Vee, Inc. announced today that it will open its fifth Wahlburgers franchise location at 322 N. Broadway in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward on Tuesday, Jan. 21.

The Third Ward location will mark the second for Wisconsin, following the opening of Wahlburgers at The Corners of Brookfield, which debuted last September.

The 5,300-square-foot restaurant, located in an historic building on Milwaukee’s former Commission Row promises a unique dining experience that includes an extensive outdoor patio.

As for the menu, the Third Ward will feature numerous new offerings including signature burgers and home-style sides, plus fish, chicken and vegetarian options. A full bar will feature a variety of specialty drinks including adult shakes and floats. Get a peek at the menu here.

Positions available

Hy-Vee is currently looking to fill positions at the restaurant, including bartenders, servers, line and prep cooks, hosts and more. For more information, interested applicants can search positions and apply at

About Wahlburgers & Hy-Vee

Wahlburgers is a franchise founded by Chef Paul Wahlberg and his brothers, actors Mark and Donnie. They established their first location in Hingham, Massachusetts with the goal of bringing friends and family together to enjoy chef-inspired dishes in a casual music-filled environs.

Hy-Vee currently operates Wahlburgers locations at Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota; Olathe, Kansas; West Des Moines, Iowa; and at The Corners of Brookfield. Moving forward, they have plans to build, own and operate 26 Wahlburgers restaurants.

Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.