Mark Wahlberg Switching Gears From Hamburgers To Chevrolets
Most people know Mark Wahlberg, 47, as an actor, rapper, former model, producer. And more recently, a co-owner of a chain of restaurants. But he’s branching out even more. His newest venture is going to be…a car dealership.
USA Today reports that veteran Chevrolet dealer, Jay Feldman, is partnering with Wahlberg to launch Mark Wahlberg Chevrolet in Columbus, Ohio.
“The Wahlberg brand is all about Americana,” Feldman, president, and CEO of Feldman Automotive, which has eight dealerships throughout southeast and mid-Michigan, said in a media statement.
Feldman and Wahlberg have been friends for several years and recently became business partners in a Wahlburgers restaurant in Cleveland so a Chevrolet dealership seemed like a natural next step, a source said. They plan to open additional dealerships together in the future.
“I am continuously looking for ways to innovate my brand and engage in businesses I am passionate about,” Wahlberg said in a statement. “I love cars and the chance to work with an experienced, proven dealer-operator like Jay and represent an iconic brand like Chevrolet inspired me to get involved.”