Even if you’re not an official foodie, chances are excellent you’ve heard rave reviews of Lobster Dogs. There’s the restaurant in Denver, NC and the well-known food trucks that deliver this special deliciousness right to you!
Founder and CEO of Lobster Dogs, Chris Yelton, has been in the restaurant industry for over 20 years, and in 2015 (as we all enthusiastically did!) he noticed the fast-growing trend of food trucks. He knew his personal dive into this exciting market would be something unique, but it had to be perfect.
“I didn’t want hot dogs or any ordinary offerings,” Chris explains. On the website he points out wanting a cuisine that was “premium and delicious.” As fate would have it, he and his wife had just traveled north for their vacation, and the cuisine that charmed them most was Maine-style seafood rolls. He knew the freshness of the rolls was essential, but would this menu choice transfer successfully to a food truck business?
Turns out the answer is a resounding yes! While staying true to the original simple idea, and beginning with only one trailer, Chris focused on a limited menu with only the freshest ingredients. He has brought focusing on the details down to a science, and in 16 months after franchising, Lobster Dogs is now in 20 markets all over the country!
These sought-after food trucks change locations regularly with a dedicated following of lobster lovers. Besides the mouth-watering lobster rolls (don’t walk away without the dipping butters: Who’s Got the Herb garlic butter or Top It Like It’s Hot Cajun butter) you can also order crab rolls, shrimp rolls, or the “Ultimate Dog” featuring all three – lobster, crab, and shrimp in a glorious mix! For newbies, lobster roll equals lobster on a toasted split top bun, topped with lemon butter and seasonings. You can also order lobster bisque if that’s more your style.
Another item worth feasting on are the stuffed avocados – filled with everything from black bean corn salsa to grilled buffalo chicken or seared Ahi tuna. The peel-and-eat shrimp are also a popular choice for any seafood lover. Not a seafood lover? Try their authentic Philly Cheesesteak or delicious tacos – also fan favorites! Lobster Dogs also features daily food and drink specials, along with a selection of 50 beers to choose from, and live music at the restaurant every week.
If you’re hosting an event, then you can’t go wrong making Lobster Dogs the main menu attraction. Give Chris a call for scheduling or if you are interested in franchise opportunities as well.
Lobster Dogs (the restaurant) is located at 1219 NC-16 Business in Denver, NC, 704-966-1417, and online at Lobsterdogsfoodtruck.com. Follow the fun on Facebook and Instagram @lobsterdogsfoodtruck, to track food truck locations near you! Restaurant hours are Monday through Thursday (kitchen) 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., (bar) 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m., Friday through Saturday (kitchen) 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m., (bar) 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m., and Sunday (kitchen) from 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Trucks are typically located around Charlotte, Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Asheville, Myrtle Beach, Greenville, and Columbia.