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People are eating this up.
For years eleven locations in three cities and -- two behind -- -- -- met on Craig's list.
So I put that -- -- -- us.
5700 responses just a couple of days but still pretty early in the constant -- was -- union is like.
On open up it means seafood fast casual shop had connections the source.
-- couldn certainly did have connections to distillers his father was a lobster -- in Maine.
And -- himself had been -- strings since he was a child after graduating from Georgetown and -- into a career investment banking.
He said he realized there was no -- to New York City to find a good traditional Maine lobster roll the catcher was he didn't want to leave his day job just yet.
Which is where Ben -- -- a Yale grad and former food writer.
And we met in the Starbucks under -- apartment.
We sat down physically we started out I think with him.
Tell me what the idea was you kind of laid out the whole plan and -- -- thought it was gonna work and I realized that.
It wasn't just a fly by night thing -- Craigslist ism he had.
Had a dream and woke up and -- crisis here actually kind of a really well big business planning and a really great personal story.
And it seemed like everything about it was going to come together to make -- successful business and at that whatever they wanted to become that.
That piece of the puzzle.
Soon after that initial meeting looks bad this space as a potential spot to open up shop but before he decided to make that his business partner.
Bennett put it to someone else -- was the right choice.
We've -- moved to Portland is his dad picked me up from the airport and went to see -- group ABBA fan and have lunch and then.
Yeah spent spent an attitude as parents place and but not a lie detector.
It's very much like me the parents yeah.
But it does today Condit passed the tests and with the 40000 dollar investment from holding and it's father.
The two new friends and co founders -- began working to get their first location in New York's east village.
Ready for business.
I spent a lot of time in the weeks before -- opened.
Talking to food drugs and newspapers and publications.
And even some TV people.
About the concept and we -- very excited -- -- and publicize events and then everything snowballed from there so that when we opened.
There's we had a line around the corner of the block.
Holding quit his day job soon -- and ten locations later the -- to the fifteen dollar lobster rolls are still there.
Luke's lobster -- which grossed over eight million dollars in sales last year.
Has been growing so quickly that the co founders -- -- their own 161000.
Square foot lobster processing facility in Maine this summer.
To keep up with the fast pace of expansion.
Here to say cars in the sense that we have a corporate office but I would like -- there acorn actually mean anything that is really where.
The whole process starts on expansion -- I mean.
Community of companies.
-- the 250 teammates.
And that is an awesome thing to say it.
Reporting in New York Christina studying Fox Business.
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