Tony Roma’s Continues Growth with First Restaurant in Abu Dhabi

New location is the fifth restaurant in the United Arab Emirates

ORLANDO, Fla. – July 6, 2016 – Romacorp, Inc., parent company of Tony Roma’s, announces the opening of its first restaurant in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. This is the fifth restaurant for Romacorp’s franchisee, International Trading Franchises, LLC, which operates four existing Tony Roma’s in Dubai including the recently opened location at Arabian Center.

“After more than 10 years satisfying the cravings of fans in Dubai, we’re excited to open the first Tony Roma’s in Abu Dhabi and bring our world-famous food and beverages to a new generation of fans,” said Stephen K. Judge, President and Chief Executive Officer of Romacorp, Inc. “Hadi Al Hakim and his team have worked hard to build the Tony Roma’s brand and bring a great restaurant experience to Dubai, and we’re confident in their continued success as they expand their reach outside Dubai to additional emirates in the UAE.”

The 3,000 square foot restaurant seats 112 people, has three TVs, and is located on the first floor of Marina Mall, one of the largest and most prominent malls in Abu Dhabi. Marina Mall is located on the seafront at the Breakwater on Corniche Road, near many popular attractions including Abu Dhabi Heritage Village, the Abu Dhabi Eye, the country’s largest flagpole, and the Abu Dhabi Corniche. Marina Mall has more than 16 million visitors annually.

“We are extremely excited to announce our expansion into Abu Dhabi with our first restaurant opening in Marina Mall,” said Hadi Al Hakim, Partner and CEO of International Trading Franchises, LLC. “We have built a very loyal customer base as we continue to grow, and we are sure this location will develop into a dining hub for the area.”

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 more than 40 years ago in North Miami, Florida. For more information about Romacorp, Inc. and Tony Roma’s, visit

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