The lobster-turned-food-truck chain as soon as featured on ABC’s “Shark Tank” is rolling into Denver.

This weekend, Cousins ​​Maine Lobster is opening its first Colorado franchise at Edgewater’s Joyride Brewing Co. Maine-Fashion Rolls with Frozen Lobster Meat and Mayonnaise; and scorching bowls of New England clam chowder and lobster bisque beginning Saturday. There are additionally lobster tacos, quesadillas and grilled cheese. All merchandise are sourced immediately from Maine.

Cousins ​​Maine Lobster’s grand opening will probably be at Joyride, however the truck will probably be making its technique to Denver, Lone Tree, Boulder and Littleton companies within the coming months.

“There aren’t quite a lot of lobster choices in Denver, and the market could be very meals truck-friendly,” stated Raj Mohan, proprietor of the Denver franchise. “We have already skilled a heat welcome from breweries and different companies trying to companion with us, and we’re excited to deepen our connections with the group.”

The enterprise was based in 2012 by Maine family Jim Tselikis and Sabian Lomak, who got here up with the concept after dwelling in Los Angeles and eager for the flavors of residence. A couple of months later, the cousins ​​appeared on Shark Tank and partnered with present common Barbara Corcoran to franchise the idea and produce Maine lobster to greater than 40 cities throughout the nation with meals vehicles and several other eating places.

Meals vehicles are a billion-dollar trade, so it is no shock that franchises are within the combine, however meals truck chains aren’t frequent in Colorado, the place most vehicles are regionally owned.

Cousins ​​Maine Lobster draws long lines for its Connecticut and Maine-style lobster rolls.  (Provided by Cousins ​​Maine Lobster)
Cousins ​​Maine Lobster attracts lengthy traces for its Connecticut and Maine-style lobster rolls. (Offered by Cousins ​​Maine Lobster)

“My daughter and I are enormous Shark Tank followers, and whereas we have been visiting Dallas for Christmas, we visited a meals truck. Imagine it or not, we stood in line for 2 and a half hours,” stated Mohan. “So I knew I needed to be part of it someway.”

Mohan and his brother Rahul have already got three different Cousins ​​Maine Lobster meals vehicles in San Francisco, which they launched in the summertime of 2020. Mohan stated they’re rapidly planning so as to add a second meals truck to the Denver market.

Joyride Brewing Firm. 2501 Sheridan Blvd., Edgewater; The meals truck is open from 11:30 a.m. to eight p.m.; fb.com/CMLDenver

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