Tony Roma’s Voted “Best Ribs” and “Best Restaurant to Take Kids” by Orlando Magazine Readers

Recognition comes as iconic Tony Roma’s brand debuts new global prototype restaurant at International Drive while celebrating 45 years of making happy rib faces

ORLANDO, Fla. – May 17, 2017 – Romacorp, Inc., the parent company of Tony Roma’s, is thrilled to announce that Orlando Magazine has recognized the world’s largest casual dining chain specializing in ribs in the “Best Ribs” and “Best Place to Take Kids” categories as part of its 2017 Dining Awards. The Orlando Magazine Dining Awards recognize reader favorites across dozens of restaurant categories and are determined based on voting by members of the Orlando community, making this honor a very special award for Tony Roma’s.

“As a parent myself, I know how difficult it can be to find a restaurant that pleases the whole family at the same time, so we are honored to be recognized as #1 in the Best Place to Take Kids category in Orlando,” said Stephen K. Judge, President and Chief Executive Officer of Romacorp, Inc. “Our food is adult-adored but kid-approved, and we’re also thrilled to be recognized for Best Ribs – after all, it’s what we’re known for around the world.”

Tony Roma’s has been serving up their world-famous ribs since it first opened its doors in Miami, Fla. in 1972. Guests can choose between fall-off-the-bone fan favorites like the signature Baby Back Ribs slathered in Tony Roma’s Original™ BBQ sauce, the meaty St. Louis Ribs smothered in Tony Roma’s Carolina Honeys™ BBQ sauce, the hearty Beef Ribs glazed with Tony Roma’s Original™ BBQ sauce, or the Beef Short Rib topped with a red wine demi-glace. All ribs are seasoned with select spices, slow-cooked to mouthwatering perfection and basted with one of Tony Roma’s lip-smacking signature sauces.

The Orlando Magazine recognition comes as Tony Roma’s celebrates its 45th birthday, an incredible milestone unmatched by any American casual dining restaurant chain. Romacorp recently debuted its new global prototype Tony Roma’s restaurant on International Drive in Orlando, Fla. The brand and restaurant transformation has been met with enthusiastic feedback from local, national and international guests and influential industry media. 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.

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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Media Contact:
Esther McIlvain
Uproar PR for Romacorp, Inc.
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