Tony Roma’s Franchise Seeking Experienced Operators in Cities Across America

Get into the ribs franchise game with our iconic brand in one of these happening locales

With more than 150 Tony Roma’s restaurants in over 30 countries, the legendary brand that brought baby back ribs to the fast-casual restaurant scene is poised for franchise development in the U.S., and cities with populations of roughly 100,000 represent a great opportunity for the right restaurateur to open a ribs franchise.


An iconic brand with more than 40 years of history, customers have a tremendous fondness for the Tony Roma’s name and our messy, delicious ribs. Whether they’re looking for a great dining experience for a family dinner or hoping to make a great new memory for a special occasion, Tony Roma’s is a name they return to time and again.

Tony Roma’s becomes a happening gathering place

A sweet spot for Tony Roma’s lies in high foot-traffic areas, such as shopping malls, near tourist attractions, and areas that routinely receive large numbers of visitors. Because our restaurants work well in a variety of location types, including freestanding units and spaces at the end of a strip shopping centers, we’ve designed a versatile, open floor-plan that recently debuted at our flagship store on International Drive in Orlando, Florida.

The I-Drive prototype features a robust dining area and outdoor dining patio, with an open-air bar that brings the outside in. Locals flock to our new restaurant to enjoy our traditional ribs as well as our dozens of new and innovative menu items in an upscale but still casual dining atmosphere.

Is Tony Roma’s right for my city?

We’ve identified more than a dozen cities we think are just begging for a Tony Roma’s franchise. Among those cities are:

  • Ocean City, New Jersey
  • Paducah, Kentucky
  • Hot Springs, Arkansas
  • Sebring, Florida
  • Corning, New York
  • Kalispell, Montana
  • …and many more.

What do these areas all have in common? They’re thriving, hip communities with a penchant for great food. These areas are primed for a delectable ribs franchise, and savvy investors can grow our brand into a thriving operation in these markets.

Join Tony Roma’s today

There’s never been a better time to join Tony Roma’s. After thirty years of international growth, we’re making a major push to expand domestic operations. Learn more about the exciting opportunities in your area at our franchise information portal, where you can download our free Franchise Information Report or find out details like startup costs and earnings potential.

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