Cousins Maine Lobster

About Cousins Maine Lobster

Cousins Maine Lobster is looking for motivated, experienced business people to help us expand our brand of Maine lobster around the world.
Cousins Maine Lobster is real cousins with a passion for the sweet, delicious Maine lobster we grew up eating. We started selling lobster rolls out of a single truck in the spring of 2012. After a lot of hard work (and a good amount of fun) we now have a fleet of trucks and several franchise commitments throughout the United States.
Cousins Maine Lobster's commitment to quality food and great customer service has led to our being featured on ABC’s Shark Tank, The Chew, the Katie Couric show, CNBC, FOX, and QVC!
Cousins Maine Lobster has been named the LA Hot List’s #1 Food Truck in LA two years in a row and Tasting Table named us the “Best Lobster Roll on the West Coast” for 2013, 2014, and 2015. Our passion, our nationally recognized brand, our customer loyalty and our awesome lobster rolls make us special. If you’re looking to own your own business and are ready to start selling the #1 lobster rolls in America, sign up to join our family.

Cousins Maine Lobster is seeking franchisees who are committed to our brand, offering the highest quality food in a family-friendly environment with outstanding customer service, and offering Maine lobster every day from our official Cousins Maine Lobster food trucks.

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Seafood Reataurant Franchise Opportunities

Below is a quick comparison of Cousins Maine Lobster against other Seafood Reataurant franchises and business opportunities. For an in depth comparison of Cousins Maine Lobster with another opportunity including start-up costs and fees, business experience requirements, training & support and financing options click on the name of the company to view the detailed comparison.

Franchise Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Bailey Seafood $49,500-$184,500 6.5% - 5% $160,815-$266,429
Boneheads N/A 5% 2% $344,000-$625,000
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. N/A $2,500,000
Captain D's Seafood $35,000 4.5% 1.1% $1,005,600-$1,223,600
Captain's Boil, The $30,000 6% 2% $255,746-$995,550
Coconut's Fish Cafe $60,000 7% 1% $412,750-$808,750
Fish-O-Licious $30,000 5% 2% $122,700-$198,500
Ground Pat'i Grille & Bar, The $22,000-$35,000 4% $359,800-$1,600,000
Halibut House - Fish & Chips $25,000 5% 2% $300,000
Juicy Crab, The $50,000 3% going to 4% 1%local+1%Nat'l $534,000-$845,000
LemonShark Poke $40,000 3% - 6% 2% $343,950-$613,700
LJS Fish & Chips N/A 6% $150,000-$250,000
Lobster Joint $40,000 6% 0.5% $695,600-$996,400
Long John Silver's $10,000-$20,000 5% 5% $460,000-$1,403,000
Nathan's Famous $30,000 5.5% 2% $276,360-$1,040,360
Phillips Seafood $25,000-$40,000 5% 2% $1,000,000-$5,000,000
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen $30,000 5% 4% $306,300-$371,100
R.J. Gator's $40,000 4% $855,500-$1,200,000
Rockin' Baja Lobster $30,000 5% $240,400-$1,200,000
Shell Shack $50,000 $588,500-$858,900
Tony Roma's $20,000-$30,000 4% of net sales 1/2% of net sales for Domestic & 1/4% of net sales for International $1,235,300-$2,628,000
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Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Bailey Seafood
$49,500-$184,500 6.5% - 5% $160,815-$266,429
Boneheads
N/A 5% 2% $344,000-$625,000
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
N/A $2,500,000
Captain D's Seafood
$35,000 4.5% 1.1% $1,005,600-$1,223,600
Captain's Boil, The
$30,000 6% 2% $255,746-$995,550
Coconut's Fish Cafe
$60,000 7% 1% $412,750-$808,750
Fish-O-Licious
$30,000 5% 2% $122,700-$198,500
Ground Pat'i Grille & Bar, The
$22,000-$35,000 4% $359,800-$1,600,000
Halibut House - Fish & Chips
$25,000 5% 2% $300,000
Juicy Crab, The
$50,000 3% going to 4% 1%local+1%Nat'l $534,000-$845,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
LemonShark Poke
$40,000 3% - 6% 2% $343,950-$613,700
LJS Fish & Chips
N/A 6% $150,000-$250,000
Lobster Joint
$40,000 6% 0.5% $695,600-$996,400
Long John Silver's
$10,000-$20,000 5% 5% $460,000-$1,403,000
Nathan's Famous
$30,000 5.5% 2% $276,360-$1,040,360
Phillips Seafood
$25,000-$40,000 5% 2% $1,000,000-$5,000,000
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen
$30,000 5% 4% $306,300-$371,100
R.J. Gator's
$40,000 4% $855,500-$1,200,000
Rockin' Baja Lobster
$30,000 5% $240,400-$1,200,000
Shell Shack
$50,000 $588,500-$858,900
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Tony Roma's
$20,000-$30,000 4% of net sales 1/2% of net sales for Domestic & 1/4% of net sales for International $1,235,300-$2,628,000