RivCo burger fans now have new dining options, after Wahlburgers opens today at Morongo Casino
CABAZON, Calif., — Riverside County burger lovers now have a new dining option after today’s official opening of Wahlburgers at the Morongo Casino Resort & Spa in Cabazon. The new location is owned and operated by Wahlrongo, Inc., a Wahlburgers franchisee.
The popular casual dining concept, founded by brothers Mark, Donnie, and Executive Chef Paul Wahlberg, gained fame during the filming of “Wahlburgers”, A&E Network’s Emmy-nominated reality/comedy that aired for ten seasons.
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“We are thrilled to welcome Wahlburgers, which will make Morongo the first tribal casino in the nation to be offering the amazing Wahlburgers menu and hospitality to our guests,” Richard St. Jean, Morongo’s Chief Operating Officer said of today’s official opening.
“The Wahlburgers name is synonymous with good times, exceptional food and unparalleled service and that’s what we here at Morongo strive for every single day,” St. Jean continued. “They set a high bar for dining, hospitality, and good times which is right on par with what we offer our guests on a daily basis, and we couldn’t be more pleased with this fun and exciting addition to our world class destination.”
The new Wahlburgers features a chef-inspired menu that emphasizes made-to-order, high-quality, delicious food from family favorite recipes. Also featured is an expansive 30-foot LED video wall for guests to cheer on their favorite sports teams while enjoying their meals along with a dedicated stage for hosting live music.
“My goal for Wahlburgers has always been to have delicious food inspired by my upbringing complemented by top notch hospitality,” said Chef Paul Wahlberg; adding, “We’re proud to bring our restaurant experience to Morongo Casino Resort & Spa.”
The brothers’ favorite burgers include:
- Paul’s choice: Wahlburgers’ signature Our Burger with lettuce, tomato, onion, government cheese, Paul’s signature Wahl Sauce and pickles “just like Dad used to grill in the backyard”
- Donnie’s choice: BBQ Bacon Burger, described as a “spiced-up weekend barbecue on a bun,” topped with white cheddar cheese, bacon, avocado, fresh jalapeños and barbecue sauce
- Mark’s choice: The Impossible Burger, plant-based patty, smoked cheddar, lettuce, caramelized onions, housemade chili spiced tomatoes, and Paul’s signature Wahl SauceGuests can also expect Wahlburgers’ signature Wahlbrewski, their lineup of classic chicken sandwiches, fresh salads, and crave-worthy appetizers including crispy fried pickles, truffle fries, sweet chili glazed chicken tenders and buffalo chicken wahlbites. For dessert, frothy housemade shakes, and floats will be available.
A&E Network’s Emmy-nominated reality/comedy ‘Wahlburgers’ aired for ten seasons and centered around the Wahlburgers restaurants, as well as the crazy antics of the Wahlberg family.
Guests can also belly up to the bar with Wahlburgers’ signature Wahlbrewski, or enjoy their lineup of classic chicken sandwiches, fresh salads, and “crave-worthy” appetizers including crispy fried pickles, truffle fries, sweet chili glazed chicken tenders and buffalo chicken wahlbites. For dessert, frothy house-made shakes, and floats will be available.
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Other dining options at the casino include Cielo Steakhouse, Good Times Cafe, Mozen Asian Kitchen and the Sunset Bar and Grille among others.
Wahlburgers is located within the AAA Four-Diamond Morongo Casino, at 49500 Seminole Dr., in Cabazon. It will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., and pick-up orders can be placed on wahltogo.com or by calling the restaurant at (213) 536 5962. Guests can also earn rewards such as dining discounts and credits, which can be redeemed at all of Morongo’s dining establishments by playing with a Morongo Rewards Card.
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