Rick Vanzura will stay on as Wahlburgers CEO

Rick Vanzura

Reps for Wahlburgers — the Hingham Shipyard burger joint owned by Mark, Paul, and Donnie Wahlberg — released a statement on Monday in response to news that the restaurant’s newly appointed CEO, Rick Vanzura, was charged with operating under the influence and arrested on July 25. CM Communications, which handles PR for Wahlburgers, e-mailed us the following statement: “Mr. Vanzura regrets and accepts responsibility for his actions and has apologized to the Wahlberg family. He will continue on with his role as CEO of Wahlburgers.” Wahlburgers announced July 10 that Vanzura, 48, a former Panera executive, would take over operations and help with a Wahlburgers expansion. Vanzura told the Globe that day that one of the perks of the job was the quick commute from his home in Hingham. “To be able to have, on a bad day, a 12-minute commute. . .,” he said. According to the police log, Vanzura was found sleeping in his running BMW on Nantasket Avenue in Hull last Wednesday at about 4:30 p.m. The Hingham District Court Clerks Office says that Vanzura’s case is continued without a finding until next July.

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