March 11, 2020
Mike Tanner

DES MOINES, Ia.—There’s word that Hy-Vee Market Grille locations will be transitioning to Wahlburgers restaurants by early summer, but Watertown will NOT be impacted by this change.

Hy-Vee spokeswoman Christina Gayman says Watertown, which has a Market Grille Express, will not see any changes, nor will any other Market Grille Express locations in South Dakota.

Gayman issued the following statement to KWAT News on Wednesday morning:


Watertown has a Market Grille Express which is not impacted by the announcement. That location will remain a Market Grille Express, as will all other Market Grille Express locations in South Dakota.

Here is information about the locations that are transitioning:

Our customers are wanting more fresh and convenient meal options. Our 21 Hy-Vee Market Grille full-service restaurants will transition to a casual, counter-service Wahlburgers restaurant by early summer. During this transition, the dining area will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week, and will serve a modified Market Grille menu including breakfast, appetizers, burgers, sandwiches and other daily specials that can be ordered at a kiosk. The full-service bar will remain. Information about Wahlburgers grand opening dates and additional details will be shared at a later date.

Locations this will affect include:
Prairie Trail Hy-Vee (Ankeny, Iowa); Bloomington Hy-Vee (Illinois); Brooklyn Park Hy-Vee (Minnesota); Edgewood Hy-Vee (Cedar Rapids, Iowa); Rock Bridge Hy-Vee (Columbia, Missouri); Cottage Grove Hy-Vee (Minnesota); Fourth + Court Hy-Vee (Des Moines, Iowa); Eagan Hy-Vee (Minnesota); Kearney Hy-Vee (Nebraska); Lakeville Hy-Vee (Minnesota); Lee’s Summit East Hy-Vee (Missouri); New Hope Hy-Vee (Minnesota); Oakdale Hy-Vee (Minnesota); Grand Prairie Hy-Vee (Peoria, Illinois); West Circle Hy-Vee (Rochester, Minnesota); Savage Hy-Vee (Minnesota); Shakopee Hy-Vee (Minnesota); Springfield Hy-Vee (Illinois); Urbandale Hy-Vee (Iowa); Waukee Hy-Vee (Iowa); and Mills Civic Hy-Vee (West Des Moines, Iowa)