Tony Roma’s Announces Plans for Significant New Unit Growth in Spain

Landmark Development Agreement will bring 15 new restaurants to the country

ORLANDO, Fla. – May 8, 2017 – Romacorp, Inc., the parent company of Tony Roma’s, announces the signing of a new development agreement with Compañia Dallas Ribs, S.A. that will bring an additional 15 Tony Roma’s restaurants to fans throughout Spain. The first of the new restaurants is planned for the Gran Via area of Madrid, an area known as the “Spanish Broadway”, and will be the 24th Tony Roma’s in the country and 14th in the capital city of Madrid. In addition, Compañia Dallas Ribs will open a location across from the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, home to the world-famous fútbol team Real Madrid. Tony Roma’s restaurants can be found in Madrid, Valencia, Benidorm, Las Palmas, Toledo and Tenerife.

“The iconic Tony Roma’s brand has enjoyed an incredibly long and strong history in Spain, and we are thrilled to sign this new agreement that ensures our fans throughout Spain will continue to enjoy Tony Roma’s world-famous ribs for many years to come,” said Stephen K. Judge, President and Chief Executive Officer of Romacorp, Inc. “Luis Guijarro has been the cornerstone of our brand in Spain for more than two decades, and we are very proud to work with such a dedicated team that shares our passion for thrilling taste buds with our signature food and beverages, and delivering impeccable dining experiences to guests.”

This landmark agreement comes as Tony Roma’s celebrates its 45th birthday, an incredible milestone unmatched by any American casual dining restaurant chain. Since first opening its doors in Miami, Florida in 1972, Tony Roma’s has become one of the most globally recognized brands in the restaurant industry. With restaurants in more than 30 countries around the world, Tony Roma’s continued growth has established the brand as the largest casual dining chain in the world specializing in ribs. This announcement is the latest in a string of transformative announcements for the brand including the launch of Tony Roma’s new global prototype in Orlando, FL., the remodel of the Laredo, TX. Tony Roma’s, and new development and franchisee agreements in West Palm Beach, FL., Tennessee, Nicaragua, and Bolivia.

“After 23 years of running successful Tony Roma’s restaurants in Spain, I am more excited than ever to open these new locations,” said Luis Guijarro, Chief Executive Officer of Compañia Dallas Ribs, S.A. “We have a chance to show everyone that the brand is stronger than it has ever been, and it is one of the main reasons our group has decided to continue being part of the Tony Roma’s family and significantly expand our brand presence throughout Spain.”

About Romacorp, Inc.

Romacorp, Inc., is the parent company of Tony Roma’s restaurants, the world’s largest casual dining concept specializing in ribs. Headquartered in Orlando, Florida, Romacorp, Inc. has more than 150 restaurant locations in more than 30 countries and is one of the most globally recognizable names in the industry. The first Tony Roma’s restaurant opened 45 years ago in North Miami, Florida. Tony Roma’s is also proud to partner with the Make-A-Wish Foundation (, one of the world’s leading children’s charities, in an effort to help grant the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses across Central and Northern Florida. For more information about Romacorp, Inc. and Tony Roma’s, visit

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