Sacramento, CA: Cousins Maine Lobster truck is dishing up delicacies

By Allen Pierleoni  |


There’s a new food truck in town and savvy Sacramentans are lining up. Not for sliders or sweet potato tots, nor for tacos or gourmet hot dogs.

The menu at Cousins Maine Lobster goes like this: two types of lobster roll, lobster quesadilla, lobster taco, lobster bisque and more, including lobster ice cream.

The truck, operated by franchise owners Paul and Vickie Sharkey, is one in a fleet of 15 that roll in 11 cities. Also, a brick-and-mortar store opened in West Hollywood last week.

Co-founders and cousins Jim Tselikis and Sabin Lomac started their one-truck company in 2012. Their biz took off after real estate mogul Barbara Corcoran teamed with them on the TV show “Shark Tank” and helped with bookings on “Good Morning, America,” “The Chew” and “The Today Show,” among others.

On a recent afternoon, the Sharkeys parked their mobile lobster feast at New Helveteia Brewing Co. on Broadway. We were there, standing in line. Let’s just say the wait was worth it.

Keep an eye on the Sharkeys’ calendar of upcoming stops at various locations. Also, it’s set to show up at Folsom Lake Bank (2233 Douglas Blvd. Roseville) for the truck’s official opening and ribbon-cutting on July 31, and will be on a segment of “Good Day, Sacramento” Aug. 1.

Meanwhile, remember the rule: Like drinking champagne, eating lobster is appropriate any time, any place.