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This is the second of six CML food trucks destined for the DMV market.

HYATTSVILLE, Md., Aug. 10, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Cousins Maine Lobster, leading quick-service Maine lobster roll concept, announces the launch of their newest franchise market in Maryland. They are celebrating with the grand opening of the new food truck on August 18 at Streetcar 82 Brewing Company in Hyattsville, Maryland.

Cousins Maine Lobster – Maryland Grand Opening
12:00 – 8:00 PM
Streetcar 82 Brewing Company
4824 Rhode Island Ave
Hyattsville, MD 20781

The operation is led by franchisees and brothers Yunus and Thameem Shahul and is part of a multi-unit franchise food truck deal for Washington, DC; Maryland; and Virginia. Yunus Shahul joined the Cousins Maine Lobster Franchise Family in September 2018 with his first food truck in Connecticut. Over the past five years the brothers have worked together to expand their franchise footprint to five markets that span from Connecticut to Virginia. The Shahul brothers launched their first DMV-area food truck in Virginia in March 2023 and have seen great success. “We are committed to investing in the DMV with the goal of building the same strong customer base that we have in our established markets,” Yunus explained. “Our brand has experienced great growth and a strong customer following on the East Coast and we know we can continue to connect with consumers in the DMV.”

“Our growth has been measured and strategic,” explained Jim Tselikis, Cousins Maine Lobster co-founder. “Not only have the Shahul brothers grown with Cousins Maine Lobster, but Cousins Maine Lobster has grown with them. We truly believe that our strength is in our franchisees and we are thrilled to grow in the DMV with the Yunus and Thameem at the helm.”

Maryland marks the 54th unit for the Cousins Maine Lobster franchise system, which also includes seven brick and mortar stores. They are actively franchising across the US and are currently seeking priority candidates for the Midwest. They are also evaluating new real estate to expand their brick and mortar footprint. For more information on franchising and real estate opportunities go to

About Cousins Maine Lobster

Founded in 2012 by real-life cousins and Mainers, Jim Tselikis and Sabin Lomac, Cousins Maine Lobster began with two things: a food truck, and a shared vision to extend the highest-quality Maine lobster to the lobster-starved masses by making it affordable and accessible. Growing up in Maine, lobster was tradition – always a reason to gather family, friends, and loved ones to share a special meal. After appearing on Shark Tank a few months later, Jim & Sabin partnered with Barbara Corcoran and began franchising, working with local owners and entrepreneurs to bring Maine lobster to over 40 cities across the country.

DISCLAIMER: This information is not intended as an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy a franchise. It is for informational purposes only. The offer of a franchise can only be made through the delivery of a Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) that has first been registered with any applicable state authority in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

Annie Tselikis
Cousins Maine Lobster
[email protected]

SOURCE Cousins Maine Lobster

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