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American Hero: Mark Brings Wahlburgers to JBLM

Mark Wahlberg meets with troops at the Fort Benning Exchange in May to thank them for their service. (Photo courtesy of A&E)

As everyone who's live on base knows, there are never enough tasty food options and there are only so many Whoppers a person can enjoy in a lifetime.

Mark Wahlberg, the actor who's made a career of playing heroes in movies like "Lone Survivor," "Deepwater Horizon" and "Patriots Day," has joined with his brothers Paul (a chef) and Donnie (NKOTB veteran) to launch the fast-casual hamburger chain Wahlburgers.

Through an agreement with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service, Wahlburgers will open a restaurant in the Lewis Exchange shopping center food court at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in the spring of 2020. Aside from giving everyone 18 months to wish they were eating at Wahlburgers, the announcement will be featured on the season finale of their (appropriately titled) reality show "Wahlburgers."

The finale is a two-parter premiering on Wednesday, August 8th on the A&E Network.

Mark reunited with director Peter Berg ("Lone Survivor," "Deepwater Horizon" and "Patriots Day") for the CIA thriller "Mile 22," due in theaters on August 17.

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