Since 2011 the town of Cape Elizabeth has allowed food trucks to operate at Fort Williams Park and this year the park will be getting a new one.

The town council ok'd a 90 square-foot vendor site on the north side of Capt. Strout Circle which will be the home of Cousins Maine Lobster. The truck will be stationed next to another 90 square foot lot, designated for Gorgeous Gelato.

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Getting a spot at Fort Williams Park isn't cheap, Cape Elizabeth accepts bid proposals for use of the sites, which are then approved administratively.  those who bid must offer a minimum of $2,000 for a 50-square-foot site and $4,000 for a 90-square-foot site. Cousins Maine Lobster bid $8,000 to vend in the park, Gorgeous Gelato bid $5,750 and another food truck, Bite into Maine, bid $5,500.

Cousins Maine Lobster is now a franchise food truck business with several trucks in California, Las Vegas, Texas, Florida, Nashville, and coming soon to Taipei Taiwan, Pittsburgh and Columbus, Ohio.