Hy-Vee partnership with Wahlburgers to begin in 2018

Published: Sep. 1, 2017 at 3:30 PM CDT
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People in the area are excited about Hy-Vee's new partnership with Wahlburgers.

The grocery store chain announced Thursday it will build and operate 26 Wahlburgers locations across the Midwest, and released a map showing that a future location is planned for Sioux Falls.

The first Hy-Vee-franchised Wahlburgers will open in 2018 in West Des Moines.

Officials with Hy-Vee in Sioux Falls said this partnership will benefit everyone involved and will bring another dining option to the area.

"It's a huge deal. Wahlburgers, it kinda is mostly out East with a few in Canada, but really as close as they get to us is Ohio, so all of a sudden you're going to see this massive branching out," Nic Hoch, Hy-Vee assistant director, said. "Wahlburgers is going to more than double the size of their company once Hy-Vee partners up with them in 2018."

Hy-Vee will offer select menu items from Wahlburgers at its Market Grille restaurants as well.

The grocery store chain is also partnering with Orangetheory Fitness, which has around 750 studios nationwide.