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Bay Space cafe to replace movie star owned burger chain

Bay Space cafe to replace movie star owned burger chain

A widely well known Vietnamese restaurant identified for serving pho with hefty beef small ribs is headed to Palo Alto.

Pho Ha Noi is shifting into the large place at 185 College Ave., which for the past 5 decades was the property of actor Mark Wahlberg’s burger chain Wahlburgers. Helen Nguyen, the proprietor of Pho Ha Noi, shared the announcement to her virtually 13,000 followers on Instagram on Thursday, and told SFGATE that she anticipates a spring 2023 opening.

“We are so energized for a new site [in Palo Alto],” Nguyen told SFGATE. “We would enjoy to introduce non-Vietnamese consumers to what authentic pho broth really should taste like.”  

Nguyen claimed that she was thrilled to open a restaurant in Palo Alto, especially given that renting a house in the bustling University Avenue is competitive. In accordance to Nguyen, she defeat out a rapid-meals cafe that experienced its eyes set on 185 College Ave. soon after the house operator desired the community Vietnamese cafe to the nationwide chain.

The forthcoming cafe will be Nguyen’s initial Peninsula outpost outside the South Bay, the place she at the moment manages San Jose and Cupertino spots. She extra that the Palo Alto restaurant will have a equivalent menu to the Cupertino web page but that it will probable have an expanded meal menu and present cocktails and draft beers.   

The Palo Alto outpost of Wahlburgers, located at 185 University Ave., has permanently closed and will be replaced by a popular Vietnamese restaurant in the Bay Area. 

The Palo Alto outpost of Wahlburgers, located at 185 College Ave., has completely shut and will be changed by a preferred Vietnamese cafe in the Bay Region. 

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It’s unclear when Wahlburgers formally shuttered, but based mostly on Yelp opinions, the closure looks to be recent. Past thirty day period, yelper Bobby M. wrote that the small business was presenting takeout orders even with the overview platform indicating the cafe experienced shut. SFGATE attained out to Wahlburgers for remark but did not listen to back by publication.

There was a lot of buzz bordering Wahlburgers in 2017 when Palo Alto became the chain’s very first California outpost. Wahlburgers wasn’t popular for its food items as a great deal as it was recognized for its superstar owners and brothers Mark and Donnie Wahlberg. The brother duo also had a truth Tv clearly show identified as “Wahlburgers,” which ran for 10 seasons right before it was canceled in 2019. A yr earlier, Mark Wahlberg was noticed filming at the Palo Alto retail store when promoting his Tv demonstrate.

The demonstrate served extend Wahlburger restaurants all over the country. Right after the Palo Alto opening, the Wahlburg brothers prepared to grow their California footprint by 30 suppliers, in accordance to a 2016 short article by Eater SF. These days, the state has a few places with 1 in Burlingame as properly as an additional in Los Angeles and Cabazon.