The Bubba Gump Shrimp restaurant on Saipan will shut its doors on March 13 after nearly five years of serving the CNMI community, Triple J Enterprises announced today, citing the devastating impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the business community.
Robert H. Jones, chairman and CEO of Triple J, said the company explored many options to counter the negative impact the pandemic.
"Unfortunately," he added, "we find that we must make some further difficult decisions and are faced with closing another restaurant temporarily."
In July last year, Triple J closed Tony Roma’s and Capricciosa on Guam.
Triple J said it will continue to monitor the economy and reopen when market conditions improve and intends to rehire staff when it does.
“We value our employees and their dedication to our company and are extremely proud of their perseverance during such unprecedented times. Our incredible team truly made an impact not only in our restaurant, but in the community, taking part in pandemic relief efforts and volunteering their time when our community needed it the most," Jones said.