Ever wonder what life is really like for former boy band members?
While some find renewed fame as solo acts, a few pop stars are finding savory success in an entirely different industry.
The Boston-based hamburger business Wahlburgers, started by Mark, Donnie and Paul Wahlberg of New Kids on the Block fame, already has several locations throughout the U.S. with dozens more planned for the coming months.
Now, Joey Fatone of 'NSync is ready to take on the fast food world with his restaurant Fat One’s, a hot dog spot in Orlando which opened last year. Fatone is seeing a lucrative future in the frankfurter business and he says he's hoping to open three more locations in the Sunshine state soon. He's even looking to open up shop in one of the country's most hot dog-loving cities, New York.
“I’d love to branch out into [New York City] and also Brooklyn or Bensonhurst, the neighborhood where I was born,” he told Page Six. “There are endless places, but it’s a matter of finding a good place that would fit the Fat One’s brand.”
But if you don't live in Florida or New York, fret not Fat One's fans. On Monday, Fatone debuted his hot dogs on HSN. That's right, for just $49.95 (or three easy payments of $16.65) you, too, can get a 24-pack of the singer's all-beef franks.
Fatone is also in talks for a new TV series, and he's currently looking to take Fat One’s on the road with a food truck. “There were so many people asking us, ‘Hey, open up a store here, open up a store there,'” he added to Page Six. “So in the meantime, since we don’t have a store in their city or their state, we’re actually going to have them be able to order [them].”
Maybe more of our favorite boy band heartthrobs will get into the food game soon.
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