The HyVee brand is getting bigger than ever.

Earlier this year, HyVee teamed up with superstar actor Mark Wahlberg to carry his line of health supplements and goods in the HyVee Health Markets. Now they have stepped up their "Wahlberg" game.

According to KWQC, HyVee Inc. has announced two new partnerships. They plan to build, own and operate 26 Wahlburgers restaurants. There are currently 17 Wahlburgers locations in nine states and Canada. HyVee will also be adding select items from Wahlburgers' menue and adding to the menu at the Market Grill. The first will be located in West Des Moines in 2018.

Also in the works is a partnership with Orangetheory Fitness. Orangetheory has 750 locations nationwide (including one in the Quad Cities). The first will be opened later this year in Minneapolis/St. Paul area.

This is amazing. Now I can load up on Wahlburgers and go work-out right after, or vice versa. I've heard how intense a Orangetheory work-out can be. I don't recommend eating before. "Splat Points" doesn't mean how many Wahlburgers hit the ground during your work-out.