Mr. Hazell owns and operates Boston Lobster Feast, a chain of popular seafood restaurants, and is the proprietor of the Bar Harbor Lobster Co., one of Florida's most successful seafood companies.
He founded Bar Harbor Lobster Co. in 1986 in his garage, filling a niche by shipping lobsters from New England, where he grew up and where he had numerous business connections, to Florida. By 1987, Bar Harbor Lobster Co. had expanded significantly, enabling Mr. Hazell to move his business to a warehouse, where it grew exponentially. The firm now distributes a complete line of live, fresh and frozen seafood to clients ranging from restaurants to grocery stores to specialty shops.
In 2013, he launched Clawdaddy’s, a food ruck that serves premium lobster roll sandwiches at various locations through the Disney Resort.