OLATHE, KS (KCTV) -- Burger lovers across the Kansas City metro are getting ready for another big restaurant debut.

Wahlburgers is opening in Olathe next week, with a menu featuring a lot of good eats and a little celebrity power.

Mark Wahlberg is well known for his movies and brother Donnie can be seen on "Blue Bloods" on KCTV5, but many people may not know about another Wahlberg brother Paul, who is an accomplished chef and creator of Wahlburgers.

“This is his life, he lives it, he loves it,” Hy-Vee President and CEO Randy Edeker said. “He has some edgy tastes I think. You look at some of the burgers - there's a lot of people doing burgers. Paul puts his twist on it.”

Hy-Vee has agreed to help the family build 26 new restaurants across the Midwest. The Olathe location is just the third, and the other two opened to plenty of fanfare.

“What's interesting about all three of the brothers, they're focused on business away from their day job, and that is Walhburgers,” Edeker explained. “They're very good business people, and I say that all the time, because I think sometimes people discount that because of their celebrity, but they're smart guys.”

The restaurant business is truly a family affair for the Wahlbergs, with each of the brothers, as well as their mother Alma, making their mark on the menu.

“Alma has her Sloppy Joe, which I just had last weekend it's phenomenal,” Edeker said. “Paul's is the basic burger, and if you know Paul, that kind of fits. He's the basic burger kind of guy.”

Wahlburgers at 119th and Black Bob opens its doors at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, and a second metro location is possible in the future.

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