Jamaican Grill opening 4th branch in Mangilao

Jamaican Grill held a soft opening and grill lighting ceremony on Wednesday afternoon.

Jamaican Grill, that institution in island-style dining, has opened its fourth branch in Mangilao and is holding a grill lighting ceremony this afternoon at 4 pm.

The Mangilao branch marks Jamaican Grill’s fourth location and has been “a long time coming,” says co-owner Frank Kenney.

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The new branch is about 4,000 square feet, has a seating capacity of 135, and employs 40 workers.

Just in time for the Mangilao branch opening, Kenney said Jamaican Grill has just launched a new menu.

He added that one of the things in the pipeline is going to be an after-school menu for students.

“Because, you know, that’s one of the reasons we went to Mangilao … because of the large academic community in the village,” Kenney said in an interview with PNC.

In line with the academic community setting, the restaurant has a large mural that showcases all eight schools in the village.

The restaurant also has a facility for after-school learning where professors and teachers can expand their learning environment and educate students even after school ends.

This facility is equipped with a 70-inch monitor and several jacks where students can plug in their devices.

Jamaican Grill opened its first location inside the Chamorro Village on Dec. 8, 1994.

Since then, it successfully opened two more locations in Tumon in 2004 and in Dededo in 2011, and now, the fourth branch in Mangilao.

The Mangilao branch will officially open to the public this Thursday with a program and entertainment hosted by Nyah Joe of The Shark FM.