The Story of the Triple L Ranch
In the early 1950's, Louis De Ponte Sr. founded the Triple L Ranch to fulfill his dream of raising purebred Bar Angus Beef with his son.
Louis Jr. was nicknamed "Bully" (after the fighter John Bull), and his father instilled in Bully a deep love for ranching, as well as protecting the land he worked and lived on. Bully was an "old-school Paniolo" – a Hawai'ian cowboy – and eventually became a champion bull rider. He worked hard to keep the Triple L Ranch and surrounding Kanaio land alive and thriving until his death in 2011.
Bully was a legendary figure in Maui, and his presence was sorely missed in the cowboy community. So as to not let him "just slip away into the sunset", his wife Paige and son Zach opened Bully's Burgers, a food truck located just below the ranch that serves up 100% Natural, Certified Organic, Free-Range All Beef Burgers, right from the ranch's cattle herd. Since opening, the burger stand has had a steady flow of traffic. Locals and tourists alike come for the huge burgers and incredible views.
Bully's love of Kanaio passed down to his children and grandchildren who, together with his wife Paige, work hard to maintain the Triple L Ranch as the "Last Free-Range Frontier" on Maui. Please come visit our little piece of Maui heaven!