Tuesday, August 22, 2017

"Shark" Backed Cousins Maine Lobster To Attack Lenox Square

Buckhead's Lenox Square will welcome the first East Coast brick-and-mortar location of Cousins Maine Lobster later this fall.  The eatery, which claims to serve the best Maine lobster rolls, will be located in a 1,150 square foot space across from Bantam + Biddy, around the corner from True Food Kitchen.  
The existing Cousins Maine Lobster in West Hollywood 
The space that Cousins will occupy has been a number of things over the years, most recently a location of The Arches Threading Lounge.  To many lifelong Atlantans, the space will be most remembered as the Delta Air Lines ticket office.

The Lenox Square restaurant will be only the second sit-down restaurant inspired by the popular food truck franchise.   The eatery will serve up assorted lobster dishes during lunch and dinner including specialty menu items found only at brick-and-mortar locations.  

Cousins and Maine natives Sabin Lomac and Jim Tselikis started Cousins Maine Lobster as a food truck in Los Angeles in 2012 with a mere $20,000.  Later that same year, and with the success of the food truck, the cousins appeared on the hit ABC show Shark Tank and scored a $55,000 investment from real estate mogul Barbara Corcoran.  On the advice of Corcoran, Cousins started to franchise and now has franchised food trucks in 14 markets with additional new markets planned.  The company opened their first brick-and-mortar restaurant on Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood, California during the summer of 2015.  In June the company announced plans to open in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina in the upcoming Morgan Street Food Hall. 

Last year, the company surpassed $20 million in sales, making it one of Shark Tank's best success stories.  

It’s an honor that the Cousins Maine Lobster team selected Lenox Square as their home for such an exciting milestone—both as the first East Coast location and the first in-mall dining experience for their successful and delicious brand,” said Carol Cox, area director of marketing and business development for Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza. “Not only will Cousins Maine Lobster further the options for our hungry shoppers, but it will also continue to enhance the atmosphere and shopping experience our guests have come to expect when visiting Lenox Square.” 

Lomac and Tselikis are expected to be on hand to celebrate the Lenox Square opening later this year. The restaurant will be owned and operated in Atlanta by Tony Harrison, local franchise owner and operator of two successful Cousins Maine Lobster Atlanta food trucks.  

Are you excited about the opening of Cousins Maine Lobster at Lenox Square?  Are you pleased with the recent food additions to Lenox Square?  Have you had a lobster roll from Cousins Main Lobster's food truck?

Please share your thoughts below.  

24 comments:

Coolio said...

As much as their lobster rolls are, Lenox is the perfect place for Cousins. If the Shops of Buckhead were smart, they woulda tried to woo them, because it's different enough to make you want to take a look at that shopping center.

RayAtL said...

Am I the only person who thinks the chairs in that photo … chairs that have become ubiquitous over the last few years … are just masquerading as chairs and are really torture devices for your behind...

HTG those things are hell on your butt and cause me to avoid establishments that use them, so I appreciate people who post interior shots on Yelp.

Anonymous said...

@RayATL The chairs a are cheap knockoff of the mid-century Tolix chairs. Yes they are very popular. Lobster rolls are upscale fast food so you are not going to lounge around in the chairs like you would at a fine dining establishment. The red chairs are cute and fit the decor nicely.

Your butt may be the problem, not the chair! ;)

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@"Anonymous "... those things have only became prevalent in the few years... I'm sure people in the "mid-century" were petite creatures. These are cheap, inferior knocks offs... I was not insinuating I expected to "lounge around", I don't give two craps about "lobster rolls" or fine dining. I loath "buckhead" and have not been inLenox mall for 20 years.

Your attitude and comment is the problem... including the chair.🖕

Anonymous said...

As a frequent visitor to New England the concept of a "Maine" lobster roll restaurant coming to us out of Los Angeles just a bit funny

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Hello???? Ray ATL your original comment made it all about YOUR BUTT. You obviously wanted to talk about your hurt butt instead or you would not have brought it to our attention. TMI and please keep your personal probs to yourself if you don't like the feedback. SMH

Anonymous said...

I can't wait for Cousins Maine Lobsta to open at Lenox Mall. I have been away from New England for over 35 years and this restaurant will bring back a taste of home.

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Lobsta

Anonymous said...

This is great news for lobster roll lovers like me. I have had a hard time tracking down the trucks lately either because you have to battle the crowds and long lines at food festivals or the trucks are way out in no man's land!

I will definitely find my way to this brick and mortar location and I say thank you to the franchise owners.

Anonymous said...

August 25 @ 9:50 They are Cousins (one from Maine and the other from LA) hence the perfect name. There are many transplants throughout our country who bring their native cuisine to US. Love me some authentic Lobster Rolls, can't wait!

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I made my original comment in order to see if anyone else had a logical opinion about those chairs.
YOU — on the other hand – chose to reply with the usual rudeness typical of an internet trump-Troll. You contributed little to nothing to the conversation and had the usual “Better than thou” attitude that makes the internet the hostile trump-Trolling place it has become. Why not buck up and get an account and stop hiding behind an “Anonymous” name and act like a functioning human instead of a dweller under bridges. Don't you have anything better to do with your life then spout insanity on the internet like an orange fool?

And it seems that if there is anyone who is obsessed with “my butt”, I dare say it’s you so let me introduce you to another part of my anatomy. Here’s my middle finger!

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@RayATL Bless your heart, I LOVE those uber popular chairs and will be happy to eat at any establishment knowing something like you won't be dining there to ruin my meal. I do agree with you on racist Trump, unfortunately you sound like you are describing yourself though. I am a staunch progressive and I voted for Hillary and will again in 2020. Please stop obsessing about me, you're creeping me out making my skin crawl. Have a nice day!

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How dare you bring up “respect”?
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