Mark Wahlberg’s First Australian Burger Restaurant, Wahlburgers, Opened in Sydney Today – But is it Halal?
Salaams! Hollywood actor, rapper and entrepreneur Mark Wahlberg and his brothers Paul and Donnie have opened their first Aussie restaurant in Sydney’s Circular Quay.
Last year Wahlburgers announced plans to open around 20 Australian stores Australia, including in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane. It follows just behind another US burger chain, Five Guys, which opened its first Sydney store last year in Penrith and also has ambitions to expand around the country.
Wahlburgers has more than 50 outlets, mostly in the US, with this being its first foray into the Australian market.
So the question begs is Wahlburgers in Sydney Halal?
Yes, kind of! we would consider them to be Halal Optioned. Wahlburgers Australia have confirmed that they source their meats locally and that their Beef & Chicken are Halal certified.
Taking a closer look at their menu its evident that they also serve bacon & alcohol like beer, wine and sprits. We need to consider that there is a high risk of cross-contamination which will render any Halal meat non-halal.
Wahlburgers also offer vegetarian and plant based options like Mark’s favorite, The Impossible burger. Plant-based patty, smoked cheddar, lettuce, caramelized onions, housemade chili spiced tomatoes & Paul’s signature Wahl Sauce.
Would you give it a go? Let us know in the comments below. JazakAllah Khair.