A food truck concept that gained popularity on the TV show “Shark Tank” is opening its first East Coast brick-and-mortar location in Atlanta this fall.
Cousins Maine Lobster, which has two food trucks in metro Atlanta, is set to open at Lenox Square Mall across from Bantam + Biddy.
It will be the franchise’s third sit-down restaurant and first in-mall location. The eatery will serve up lobster dishes during lunch and dinner and will feature specialty menu items found only at brick-and-mortar locations.
Cousins was started by, well, cousins Sabin Lomac and Jim Tselikis as a single food truck in California in 2012. The pair got a $55,000 investment from Barbara Corcoran when they appeared on ABC show “Shark Tank”, and have since launched more than 20 food trucks nationwide.
The Lenox location will be owned and operated in Atlanta by Tony Harrison, who operates two Cousins Maine Lobster Atlanta food trucks.
Cousins isn’t the first “Shark Tank” endosed chain to make a go of it in Atlanta — grilled cheese concept Tom + Chee has a location in Kennesaw, but several other metro Atlanta locations have opened and closed, including one in Buford and one in West Midtown.