June 27, 2022


A tiny extra than a few yrs just after opening a brick-and-mortar restaurant, Cousins Maine Lobster is shutting the doors.

The cause is not what you could assume. 

“It’s been this unusual dichotomy of excellent and undesirable,” explained Quinn Betts, who in 2016 opened Cousins Maine Lobster food items vans with husband, Craig, in Center Tennessee.

“Business has been very good. There’s no lack of customers. But just no staffing.”

At the exact time the restaurant has been in operation, Cousins Maine Lobster’s food items trucks continued running. Juggling the brick-and-mortar rolling operations was not feasible.

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Cousins Maine Lobster franchisees Craig and Quinn Betts stand with company co-founder Jim Tselikis at the new restaurant at 1932 Almaville Road in Smyrna.

The workload has been unsustainable. So they decided to shut the restaurant shop entrance continue to keep the food items trucks rolling.

“There was a stretch from February to June the place I had three times off,” Quinn Betts explained.

In February, they let their franchise in Phoenix go. By the tumble, they understood it was time to near the doors to the Smyrna retail outlet front.