In an effort to bring a taste of the east coast to Texas, Cousins Maine Lobster opened its second food truck in the Houston area.

The overview

The Cousins Maine Lobster food truck first made its debut in the Houston area in December 2018, franchise co-owner Ahmer Khan said. He added a second truck to the area’s rotation in March to service more communities.

Community members can find the trucks at various locations, including local neighborhoods, breweries and events, Khan said. To learn where the truck will be next, customers can view the schedule on the food truck’s website, social media or app, he said.

There are a total of five trucks in Texas including Dallas, Houston and Austin, Khan said.

On the menu

The menu features two signature rolls served on New England rolls, including:
  • Maine, which is chilled lobster with a touch of mayonnaise
  • Connecticut, which is warm lobster with butter and lemon
Other specialties include lobster grilled cheese, lobster tots and lobster tacos, or guests can also enjoy lobster bisque or New England clam chowder.

“If you love lobster, this affordable delicacy from Maine is the best product in the world,” Khan said. “All the different creations and curations we have of lobster is so unique.”

The background

The food trucks originally started in Los Angeles over 10 years ago when two cousins, Sabin Lomac and Jim Tselikis, were looking for a way to relive their childhood living in Maine revolving around lobster, Khan said.

However, business really boomed after the cousins debuted the idea on television’s “Shark Tank,” partnered with investor Barbara Corcoran and began franchising, Khan said.

What else?

Beyond weekly public events, the truck can also cater private events such as weddings, corporate events and birthday parties, Khan said.