Interview with A Cousin: Jim Tselikis of Cousins Maine Lobster

One of the coolest things that happened with Cousins Maine Lobster Launch Week was not just seeing Deb and Greg Keller’s dream of owning a food truck come to life, but the opportunity to meet one of the cousins behind the Cousins Maine Lobster name.  When I first met Jim Tselikis, he looked around the trees surrounding the Kellers house and commented on how close North Carolina reminded him of Maine.  It wasn’t a dense city like L.A. and the nearest palm tree wasn’t within sight.  When the clouds rolled in and the rain came down, he introduced the friends and family cheering on the Kellers and said, “not only did we bring the lobsters from Maine.  We also brought the rain.”  With that everyone laughed and the truck started rolling with the first lobster roll.

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Behind The Wheel: Cousins Maine Lobster (Raleigh)

One of the great advantages of food trucks is that owners are on the truck daily. This brings a tight bond between the owner and their hungry patrons. Since many of us only get that small time between ordering and grabbing our food, I wanted to help bring us together. That’s when I got the idea, Behind The Wheel. Gets me back to telling the story and further enjoying – being around food trucks. For this installment, I highlight Cousins Maine Lobster.

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