Maine natives, Ann LePage appear in update on ABC’s ‘Shark Tank’

Posted Feb. 01, 2013, at 9:50 p.m.

BIDDEFORD, Maine — A local business that was made famous after an appearance late last fall on the TV series “Shark Tank,” received another boost from the show Friday night.

Cousins and Maine natives Sabin Lomac and Jim Tselikis first appeared on the ABC series during an October 2012 episode of the show, in which they pitched a plan to expand their burgeoning lobster-themed California food truck business to a panel of potential investors — including celebrities such as Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban.

On Friday night, they were brought back to “Shark Tank” as a success story and, along with panelist and real estate mogul Barbara Corcoran, who invested $55,000 in their venture, were shown receiving an honor earlier this year from Gov. Paul LePage, which was presented by Maine first lady Ann LePage. As part of the update, Corcoran and the cousins were filmed outside the State House, where Corcoran said that although she has invested in many companies, this was the first time she had received an honor for creating local jobs.

Lomac, originally from Scarborough, and Tselikis, of Cape Elizabeth, have a popular food truck in Los Angeles, but have added a Pasadena-area restaurant and an online sales point for gourmet-themed dishes such as lobster potpies and lobster macaroni and cheese.