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Yelm’s Ma & Pa’s Family Diner features delicious food and comfort!

Ma and Pa's Family Diner owners and couple Bam and Jenny Robinson standing outside the restaurant doors
Ma and Pa’s Family Diner owners and couple Bam and Jenny Robinson worked together to reach their dream of owning a restaurant and business. Photo credit: Dones Williams via Thurston Talk.

Ma & Pa’s broken into – again!

From Ma And Pa’s Family Diner on Facebook:

Hey folks . This is the second break in In two months . I’m pretty worried that it might not stop happening to the people in our city . Me and my wife and our staff work very hard to keep this place going . Thank you family and true friends for your support for my family and our family owned business.

This is the Second time in the past few months we have been broken into I miss our some quiet town this is what happens when we start to loss our small town standards  ·

Ma and Pa’s Family Diner in Yelm Provides Delicious Food and Comfort

Excerpt from Thurston Talk:

Owners Jenny Smith and Bahmon (Bam) Robinson started their humble beginnings at Jenny’s Barnhouse in McKenna, Washington, which they rented from a mutual work connection. It was there that they began working towards their dreams.

“It wasn’t my dream to have my own restaurant, it was her dream.” Bam says.
I just wanted my own business. I didn’t want to work for somebody. It just kind of fell into my lap with her.”They shared different visions, but worked together to achieve the same goal that would benefit their family and the community.

Before taking ownership of Jenny’s Barnhouse, Jenny was waiting tables and Bam was working in a lumberyard, which made their transition to business owners a financially difficult journey.


Family-Friendly Dining in Yelm

After the couple saved up enough money at Jenny’s Barnhouse, word of mouth and helpful connections helped them make the move. “Everybody gave us a chance, so we’ve been very fortunate with people giving us opportunities,” shares Bam. “They heard we were doing good at the Barnhouse, they knew both of us, so it opened the door. We wouldn’t have gotten it.”

Jenny always dreamt of owning her own restaurant and the Ma and Pa’s Diner location had a special significance for her. “This used to be my mom’s place,” Jenny shares. “It was a little café, and she had it for a couple of years.”

Posted by Steve on May 25, 2023 at 12:01 am | Permalink

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