Cash Investment (Liquid): $75,000

Minimum Investment: $187,150

Maximum Investment: $815,450

Minimum Net Worth: $150,000

Franchise Fee: $38,500

Business Type
  • Retail


  • B2C


Average # of Employees:


Participation Type:

  • Owner-Operator

  • Executive Model


  • Year Established: 2011

  • Year First Franchised: 2014

Cousins Maine Lobster

Cousins Maine Lobster, as seen on Shark Tank, is the nationally recognized leader in providing award winning authentic Maine lobster rolls and other seafood delicacies.  They specialize in serving 100% premium, wild-caught Lobster from Maine, coupled with a signature down east Maine hospitality.  They help bring the Maine Lobster shack vibe to your neighborhood by offering both brick & mortar storefront and food truck franchise opportunities.

Why US?

Since 2012, They have been continually featured on the most influential entrepreneurial and culinary programming, including Shark Tank, The Food Network, The Chew, Good Morning America, CNBC, Today, and the Cooking Network.  Voted Best Lobster Roll on the West Coast by Tasting Table in 2013, 2014 and 2015, Cousins Maine Lobster regularly appears in leading publications Inc., Entrepreneur, Saveur, Food & Wine, Zagat, Eater and more.

  • Nationally and International recognized brand

  • Award winning recipes  

  • Unique market appeal

  • Offering both Restaurant or  Food Truck Franchise Opportunities

  • Fast cook and serve times

  • Low cost of entry 

  • Highest Quality Authentic Product -- 100% premium, wild-caught, sustainably harvested, lobster from Maine.

  • Unique Market Appeal -- They appeal to both traditionalists and non-traditionalists, given their Maine background and LA Food Truck origins

  • Soon to be Internationally recognized brand

  • Gluten-free & healthy options available

  • Catering Services via In-house or Food Truck


One week training at their corporate location in Los Angeles, CA. Followed by two days training in Maine, and ending with one week of training at franchisee's location.

Ideal Candidate

  • The ideal franchise candidate is an experienced business person who understands how to run and grow a business. The ideal candidate should excel at customer service, employee relationships, and be comfortable in a sales and marketing role, or have identified partners/individuals in their business who are.

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Sarah Barker | SSB Consulting

Franchise Consultant  & Recruiting Specialist

Located in Boise, ID

Working with clients in all states.

*LEGAL DISCLAIMER: The information contained on this website does not constitute the offer and sale of a franchise. It is for information purposes only. 







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