Cousins Maine Lobster, the Shark Tank phenom known for serving up wild caught Maine lobster rolls, authentic New England clam chowder, and delicious whoopie pies is celebrating it’s 12th anniversary with the opening of their 65th unit in the Rhode Island market. CML invites the community to join them as they celebrate with an official ribbon cutting and launch party, featuring an appearance by CML Co-Founder, Jim Tselikis.

Cousins Maine Lobster Rhode Island Grand Opening  
Saturday, April 27th, 2024
11:00am – 6:00pm
Greenvale Vineyards
582 Wapping Rd.
Portsmouth RI 02871.
CML 12th Anniversary Party Featuring Co-Founder Jim Tselikis 12pm – 4pm

The expansion is being led by the Nelson family, multi-unit franchise owners who started their CML journey in 2020 with the launch of their 1st truck in Boston. Now preparing to launch their 3rd unit, this launch is particularly exciting for Todd Nelson, as his Daughter Tara Nelson, and son, TJ Nelson, join him as franchise owners. Tara and TJ have spent the past 4 years learning the business from the ground up and are excited to evolve their roles and continue their expansion across New England. The new truck will service all of Rhode Island, as well as Windham and New London counties in eastern Connecticut.

When asked about the expansion, Tara Nelson shares, “We can’t wait to bring Cousins Maine Lobster to the Rhode Island market and beyond. Rhode Island and Connecticut are known for their beautiful coastlines, seafood, & beaches, and present so many great opportunities for food trucks. Cousins Maine Lobster is the perfect addition to the local food truck scene, and we are excited to serve all our hungry customers.”

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