Mark Wahlberg to provide lunch to Beaumont employees Saturday

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News

Movie star and businessman Mark Wahlberg will pay for lunch for Beaumont Hospital workers from his Wahlburgers food truck. 

The famous Bostonian and his business partner, restaurateur Nino Cutraro, will fund free meals Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Beaumont Hospital, which is near the Royal Oak Wahlburgers location at Woodward Corners. 

"The Wahlberg family is grateful to the Beaumont Hospital employees for their hard work and dedication during this COVID-19 crisis," reads a press release issued Friday morning. "The Wahlburgers truck will return at least once a week to Beaumont throughout this crisis;  times will vary to accommodate a variety of shifts." 

Mark Wahlberg, waves to the crowd, Aug. 10, 2016, outside the Wahlburgers in Detroit’s Greektown.

Earlier this week, Detroit Lions quarterback Matt Stafford and his wife Kelly Stafford teamed up with area restaurants, including the Royal Oak Wahlburgers, to give free meals to hospital workers. 

Mark Wahlberg owns the Wahlburgers bar and restaurant chain with his brothers Donnie and Paul. Besides Royal Oak, there are Wahlburgers in Greektown and Flint. A Taylor restaurant recently closed, but according to reports another may open soon in Woodhaven.

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