From the cofounders of the smash hit Cousins Maine Lobster food trucks comes a business book revealing to new entrepreneurs how the authors built their brand through integrity and authenticity.
In early 2012, Jim Tselikis visited LA and met up with his cousin Sabin Lomac. Over a few drinks they waxed nostalgic about their childhood in Maine, surrounded by family, often elbow deep in delicious lobster while gathered around the picnic table. From this strong memory was born the very first Cousins Maine Lobster food truck. Smart, authentic marketing, and sustainable, delicious ingredients helped turn that one food truck into an overnight sensation. Then, in just three years, they went from a single food truck to a nationally franchised legion of trucks, an online delivery service, and a brick-and-mortar restaurant, grossing over $15 million in sales a year.
Start-up fever has taken hold of America, and there are hundreds of books to teach listeners how to become entrepreneurs; this is the first book to answer the question: What's next? At each step, Jim and Sabin were faced with hard decisions - opening each new food truck carefully instead of rushing to meet the demand; turning down a six-figure franchise offer because it came from someone who didn't support their vision; turning down Shark Tank (twice) until they could insist on participating only if Barbara Corcoran was one of the Sharks. Now Jim and Sabin teach listeners how they, too, can reach the next level of success in their own businesses, without having to compromise themselves.
Cover design by Ervin Serrano