The wait is finally over! Red Lobster Guam officially opened its doors Monday in the Tumon Sands Plaza. Its been quite a year for Triple J Enterprises, as it celebrates 35 years of business on the island, as well as opening its newest franchise restaurant on Guam right in the heart of Tumon.
Red Lobster Guam joins the roster of franchises in the Tumon Sands Plaza like Olive Garden, and Chili’s Grill & Bar which will be opening their doors this year as well.
Red Lobster is the world’s largest seafood restaurant company and largest seafood purchaser, best known for its fresh, high-quality seafood. The restaurant chain’s vision is to be where the world goes for seafood, now and for generations. In 1982 the chain opened its first international restaurant in Japan. Since then, the chain has been growing its international footprint across Asia in countries like Malaysia, China, and even the Philippines. Now they have stepped as far out as the Pacific on Guam.
Jarrett Whitlow, Sr. Red Lobster Director for International Operations, said Red Lobster made the decision to come to Guam because the local community, the U.S. military, the tourists visiting Guam … all the people of Guam deserve a Red Lobster of their own.
Whitlow said customers can also experience and enjoy a new menu that adds a local twist.
“In this restaurant, we always say we keep the main thing the Maine thing as in the state of Maine where the lobster comes from. But at the same time, we added some local flair. We have shrimp kelaguen on the menu. We have parrot fish in the menu and we’re supporting the local fishing industry by also bringing in reef fish if they are available. And of course, we have steamed rice on the menu which is so popular here,” he said.
Red Lobster features family-friendly casual dining with fair prices. One of the highly recommended entrees is the Ultimate Feast, which includes lobster tail, American snow crab legs, and garlic shrimp scampi.
One of the things that caught our attention is that they even offer to break your crab legs for you upon request. We even had Jarrett Whitlow himself show us how it’s done!
“We look forward to watching this restaurant become a local and tourist favorite,” said Catherine Souders, Director of International Operations for Asia Red Lobster.
Red Lobster is officially open so check them out for a cracking good time. They’re open from Sunday to Thursday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on weekends.