Brand Milestones

New restaurant design & menu innovation stay true to our brand DNA

Tony Roma’s is stronger than ever, and there’s never been a better time to invest in a restaurant that does ribs better than anyone in the world. We have tremendous brand equity and ample domestic expansion opportunities. Our iconic brand is resurging, with a new restaurant design, new menu innovations and a new leadership team that is loyal to the core DNA that has made us famous worldwide.


New Tony Roma’s design launched

The first of the new Tony Roma’s restaurant redesigns, which opened its doors in Thunder Bay, Ontario, in 2015, has wildly exceeded expectations and taken the local market by storm. The food is outstanding and expertly prepared, customer service is terrific, and operators Gordie and Leena Lem are already looking to expand to other locations in Canada.

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Domestic development kicks off!

After years of successfully penetrating the international market, our primary focus is now on U.S. and Canadian expansion. This is a thriving market with little competition and tons of available space. There is tremendous brand awareness and overwhelming affinity for our brand, and we have choice locations available throughout the United States and Canada.

New menu items introduced

Internationally recognized Chef Bob Gallagher has simplified our menu and focused on what makes Tony Roma’s great — our ribs and other iconic offerings such as the Onion Loaf.


“Show Us Your Rib Face” campaign

Wins  The Global Restaurant Award, presented by The Caterer and its parent company Travel Group.


20/20 Vision 

Our new domestic expansion focus and all the key steps we have taken to improve our infrastructure set us up for growth. We have plans to open 250 new locations in the U.S. and Canada as part of a detailed to a 10-year strategic plan to strengthen our brand while reinforcing the core DNA that catapulted us to worldwide recognition.

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