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Preview: On Wahlburgers, Donnie offers Paul feedback and life advice

Preview: On Wahlburgers, Donnie offers Paul feedback and life advice

Wahlburgers, the A&E  reality show starring the Wahlberg family and their restaurant, began the second half of its seventh season last week.

That came with a major change: it expanded to hour-long episodes that air Wednesdays at 10. And one of the storylines it’s following involves the brothers’ desire to create an express version to make their fast food faster.

In this exclusive clip from tonight’s episode, provided by A&E, Donnie Wahlberg—of New Kids on the Block and various acting roles—tries a burger prepared by his brother Paul, the chef for the family’s chain of burger restaurants.

Paul’s experimenting with new equipment to see if they can produce their burgers at a faster pace and larger scale—hundreds at a time.

The result is some ridiculous but also warm life advice.

Wahlburgers, which is produced by 44 Blue Productions, has been on the air for more than four years now, and in that time, has been nominated for an Emmy twice, in the unstructured reality category in both 2014 and 2015.

Here’s how A&E describes the plot of this season:

“With plans to double in size in just one year, the brothers take on a huge risk by setting their sights on entering into an entirely new fast casual market by creating an ‘Express Model’ version of Wahlburgers.

With heart, determination and some humor, this season follows the brothers as they work to partner with monster retail brands and propel themselves into hundreds of locations and untapped markets.

Mark and Donnie’s dream of creating a legacy to outlive them is in their reach, but Paul is resistant as he wants to make sure they maintain the quality and experience he’s always promised to deliver.

With the help of Alma who always reminds the brothers to stay true to their humble beginnings, the brothers try to work it all out.”

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