RALEIGH, NC. (THECOUNT) — The downtown Raleigh location of actor, Mark Wahlberg‘s “Wahlburgers,” has been shuttered by authorities leaving customer and employees blindsided.
Wahlburgers Corporate released the following statement regarding the incident where one of their North Carolina locations was just evicted by armed police.
We are truly saddened to hear about negative experiences any employees had working with this independent franchise operator. We take these allegations very seriously and it’s imperative that our independent franchise operators adhere to our company’s core brand values and standards. We are conducting an internal review of this independent franchise and will take appropriate action.
The franchise, owned by Greg Pranzo, operating under the name Carolina Burger Company, struggled from the start. The restaurant was getting bad online reviews about the food and cleanliness and vendors who weren’t getting paid. Some workers even said the store started buying food from Sam’s Club.