Lobster is often considered a luxury food that is reserved for special occasions or fine dining. But what if you could enjoy lobster anytime, anywhere, for just $9.99? That’s the idea behind Angie’s Lobster, a fast-food chain that offers lobster meals with fries, Angie’s sauce and a drink, for the same price as a chicken meal.
Angie’s Lobster is not your typical seafood restaurant. It has no interior seating, only drive-thru service. It has a simple and efficient menu that features lobster rolls, fried lobster sandwiches, fried lobster tails and breakfast items. It has a self-pay system that eliminates paper receipts and straws. And it has a mission to make lobster affordable and accessible for everyone.
In this blog post, we will show you how to enjoy Angie’s Lobster, the home of $9.99 lobster meals. We will explain how they source and prepare their lobster, what are their menu options and how to order and self-pay in the drive-thru. We will also share the story of Angie, the inspiration behind the chain, and how they give back to the community.
How Angie’s Lobster Makes Lobster Affordable for Everyone
Angie’s Lobster is not just a fast-food chain, it’s a vertically integrated business that controls every aspect of its lobster supply chain. They buy their lobster directly from the boats in Maine, where they have their own wharf and processing facility. They eliminate third parties and middlemen who add costs and inefficiencies to the process. They also use technology and automation to optimize their operations and reduce waste.
By doing this, Angie’s Lobster is able to sell lobster at a fraction of the market price, while still maintaining high quality and freshness. Their lobster is never frozen, only chilled and cooked to order. Their buns are toasted and buttered on both sides, and their fries are seasoned with salt and pepper. Their Angie’s sauce is a secret recipe that adds a tangy and creamy touch to their meals.
Angie’s Lobster is not about chasing revenue, but about chasing efficiencies. They are constantly looking for ways to improve their model and lower their costs, so they can pass on the savings to their customers. They believe that everyone should be able to enjoy lobster without breaking the bank.
What Are the Menu Options at Angie’s Lobster
Angie’s Lobster has a simple and straightforward menu that focuses on lobster meals. You can choose from four options:
- Warm Lobster Roll with Butter: Maine lobster served warm with butter in a toasted and buttered bun, Angie’s sauce, fries and a drink.
- Chilled Lobster Roll with Herb Mayo and Seasoned Lemon Butter: Maine lobster served chilled in a toasted and buttered bun with a swipe of herb mayo and seasoned lemon butter, Angie’s sauce, fries and a drink.
- Fried Lobster Sandwich: Two fried half lobster tails, herb mayo and dill pickle in a toasted and buttered bun, Angie’s sauce, fries and a drink.
- Fried Lobster Tails: Fried lobster tails, toasted and buttered bun, Angie’s sauce, fries and a drink.
You can also order any of the lobster rolls or sandwiches as a la carte items without fries or drink. You can also add bacon to any of them for an extra charge.
If you are looking for something different, you can try their breakfast menu, which is available from 6am to 10:30am every day. You can choose from:
- Bacon, Egg & Cheese: Two strips of bacon, scrambled eggs and cheese in a toasted and buttered bun, seasoned breakfast fries and a cold brew (or drink of choice).
- Sausage, Egg & Cheese: Sausage, scrambled eggs and cheese in a toasted and buttered bun, seasoned breakfast fries and a cold brew (or drink of choice).
- Fried Half Lobster Tail & Egg: Fried half lobster tail over scrambled eggs with maple syrup (onside) in a toasted and buttered bun, seasoned breakfast fries and a cold brew (or drink of choice).
- French Toast with Bacon or Sausage: 2 pieces of French toast, 2 strips of bacon or sausage, seasoned breakfast fries, maple syrup and a cold brew (or drink of choice).
You can also upgrade your breakfast sandwich to a French toast bun for an extra charge.
For beverages, you can choose from sodas (Coke, Diet Coke or Sprite), cold brew iced coffee (available with half & half or oat milk and sugar), energy drinks (Angie’s Energy Drink or Berries & Cream), iced teas and lemonade (house-made sweet tea, unsweetened black tea, house-made lemonade or Arnold Palmer).
How to Order and Self-Pay in the Drive-Thru
Angie’s Lobster has a unique and convenient system for ordering and paying in the drive-thru. Here’s how it works:
- After ordering, self-pay using a credit/debit card or phone pay at the card reader on the speaker box. No paper receipts given for waste and efficiency.
- At the drive-thru pick-up window, simply grab your food right off the shelf. No straws, only straw-less lids.
- If you need to speak to a team member, please go through the drive-thru or contact them through their website.
This system allows Angie’s Lobster to serve their customers faster and more efficiently, while also reducing their environmental impact. It also helps them keep their prices low and their quality high.
The Story of Angie: The Inspiration Behind the Chain
Angie’s Lobster is named after Angela “Angie” Christofellis, the mother of the founder and CEO of the chain, George Christofellis. Angie was born on the Greek island of Lesvos and immigrated to America with her family when she was young. They worked hard in restaurants and pursued the American dream.
Angie had a huge heart and a generous spirit. She always wanted to help others and give back to the community. She loved lobster and wanted everyone to be able to enjoy it. She passed away in 2019, but her legacy lives on in Angie’s Lobster.
Angie’s Lobster is not only a business, but also a social enterprise that supports local non-profits and crisis centers. They donate their house-made beverages to organizations like St. Vincent de Paul and the Hemp Legacy Foundation, serving over 50,000 people. They also plan to donate thousands of pounds of food every week to food banks, shelters and soup kitchens once they get past their critical start-up phase.
In addition, they hope to have an Angie’s House in every community they operate. These houses will take people in need and give them short term shelter and food. They believe that eating lobster will brighten the day of good people who are in need of help.
Angie’s Lobster is more than just a fast-food chain. It’s a revolution in the lobster industry that makes lobster affordable and delicious for everyone. It’s a tribute to Angie, a woman who inspired many with her kindness and generosity. And it’s a way to make a positive impact in the world by helping those who are less fortunate.
If you want to experience Angie’s Lobster for yourself, visit one of their locations in Arizona or check out their website for more information. You will be amazed by their lobster meals, their service and their mission.
Angie’s Lobster is the home of $9.99 lobster meals. Lobster for all!