Standing left to right, Brandon Sanders, International Operations Manager Red Lobster; Catherine Souders, Director International Operations Asia Red Lobster; Jarrett Whitlow, Senior Director, International Operations Red Lobster; Honorable Governor of Guam Lou Leon Guerrero; Speaker of the 35th Guam Legislature, Senator Tina Muna Barnes; Mayor Louise C. Rivera; Chris Duenas, CFO Triple J Enterprises, Inc. and Frank Tretasco, Red Lobster Guam General Manager. Photo courtesy of Triple J
Red Lobster® opened the doors to its first restaurant in Guam on Monday.
The restaurant, which occupies over 5,000 square feet in the Tumon Sands Plaza, has a seating capacity of 180 and features a cozy, family-friendly atmosphere, private dining room and a contemporary bar.
“This is an exciting time for our group of companies. We bring the island a seafood experience that you won't find anywhere else, with the highest standards of quality, service and great taste,” said Jeff Jones, president & chief operating officer for Triple J Enterprises, Inc.
Triple J Restaurant Group, a division of Triple J Enterprises, Inc., is the brand franchise operator in Guam, and is committed and proud to include Red Lobster® in the group’s diverse portfolio.
The group also manages and operates Outback Steakhouse in Guam, and Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Surf Club, Tony Roma’s, Capricciosa, Great Harvest Bread Co. and Truong’s Vietnamese Restaurant in Saipan.
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“This opening has been a long time coming. We started discussions over two years ago and are very proud of this restaurant and the Triple J Group who have brought the brand to life,” said Jarrett Whitlow, senior director for International Operations at Red Lobster.
“It is so important for us to work with partners that share and live out our core values. We’re a brand with a conscience and working with the Triple J group is something we feel really good about. We look forward to watching this restaurant become a local and tourist favorite,” added Catherine Souders, director for International Operations, Asia Red Lobster.
Red Lobster's vision is to be where the world goes for seafood, now and for generations. To achieve this vision, the company is seizing opportunities to continue to grow, both domestically in the U.S. and internationally.
Since becoming an independent company in 2014, Red Lobster has been growing its international footprint. The company now has restaurants in Puerto Rico, the Middle East, Mexico, Ecuador, Japan, Malaysia, China and Philippines. Red Lobster on Guam marks the 749th opening of Red Lobster restaurants worldwide.
Red Lobster is known for its fresh, high quality seafood, including live Maine lobsters, wild-caught crab and wide variety of shrimp preparations as well as its iconic Cheddar Bay Biscuits®. Unique to Guam menu items include Shrimp Kelaguen and local craft beer.