Triple J hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, February 12, to officially open new Triple J Tinian Developments: the Tinian Western Lodge and Hertz Rent-A-Car office for travelers, the Bar-K-Diner & Drive-In with take-away options for family platters, and also a Drive-In Lane that will serve breakfast, burger and other sandwich options.
The Tinian Western Lodge has 9 newly renovated rooms each equipped with new furnishings, air-conditioning, bedding and other amenities. Upon entering the Tinian Western Lodge, guests are met with a warm welcome by staff members and a comfortable lobby designed for relaxation accompanied with a bar front connected to the Bar-K-Diner.
The Diner operations hours are 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM daily with breakfast options until 11:00 AM and thereafter an all-day dining menu including Bob’s Big Burger (8 oz. CAB) and sirloin steak (12 oz. CAB) plate with a baked potato and steamed vegetables; both dishes feature none other than the best of the best, Certified Angus Beef®.
For those who prefer a quick meal on the go, the Drive-In is also open daily between the hours of 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM with breakfast, burger, and beverage options. Local residents can also call in and order Family Platters for take-away 30 minutes before pick up by calling (670) 433-0045; the Family Platters feed up to four to five people, featuring Bar-B-Q Ribs, Crispy Pork Belly and CAB Beef items.
“Over 35 years ago, Triple J made a promise to help improve the quality of lives and build better communities in the CNMI. I am proud to say today, we continue to be passionately committed to that promise,” said Robert H. Jones, Chairman of the Board and CEO. He continues, “On Tinian, we saw a need for supplies and additional support for the community and military, so we took the initiative to fulfill that need. This is not the end Jones said, “We are also building a Five Star Wholesale store which will open in April for residents to have access to many more affordable products.”
Led by Governor Ralph DLG Torres, Mayor Edwin P. Aldan and Tinian leadership Chairman Francisco Q. Cruz, more than 100 government officials, business leaders and guests joined in the ribbon-cutting celebration.
In his remarks, Mayor Aldan commended Bob Jones and Triple J for reinvesting in Tinian, noting “The Jones family has been very good to the CNMI.” Adding that almost 50 years after Bob’s brother, Ken, ran the Bar-K Ranch on Tinian in the sixties and seventies, creating jobs and economic opportunities for the Tinian community, “Bob Jones has returned to Tinian to do the same.”
Sharing gratitude from the community, Mayor Aldan added, “I would like to thank Bob Jones and the hard-working Triple J Enterprises management team and staff for your continued efforts in expanding your services to the people. Thank you for choosing Tinian to invest in and leading us towards growth and development for our island people.” Adding further, “it is certainly in our interest as leaders in this community to support efforts that allow for growth and development on Tinian to stimulate and revive our local economy.” The ribbon-cutting ceremony was timed to coincide with the Pika Fest event, Tinian’s largest community event sponsored by the Marianas Visitors Authority.
About Triple J Enterprises Inc.
Triple J Enterprises Inc. has served the island communities for over three decades. The Triple J group of companies has several major operations, which include the Triple J Auto Group, representing Ford, Lincoln, Mazda, Honda, Acura, Kia, and a used car dealership on the island of Guam. Triple J Motors representing Mazda, Mitsubishi and Hyundai on the island of Saipan. Triple J Commercial Tire, which services passenger cars, light trucks, and a full range of commercial vehicles and equipment on the island of Guam. Triple J Rentals, the licensee for Hertz Rent A Car on Guam, Saipan, Tinian and Palau. Triple J 24-Hour Mini Mart located in Mobil in Upper Tumon, Triple J Five Star Wholesale Foods, the distributor of high-quality food items including Certified Angus Beef, Hawaii Water, and Tyson food products located on Guam, Saipan and Marshall Islands and the Triple J Payless SuperFresh Truckload Store exclusively on Saipan. The Triple J Restaurant Group, which owns and operates Outback Steakhouse, Red Lobster on Guam; Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Great Harvest Bread Co. and the Surf Club Saipan Restaurant on the island of Saipan. Triple J Enterprises and owns holdings inclusive of Sandy Beach Homes, Saipan Comfort Homes and Ocean Ridge Homes on Saipan. Triple J Enterprises also owns and operates the Surfrider Resort Hotel on Saipan.
(Triple J News Release)