Location in County Kildare is the first in a series of area expansions
Tony Roma’s Kendall Helfenbein Named CFO of the Year
Helfenbein tops Dallas Business Journal’s annual restaurant category
Tony Roma’s Positions the Brand for Future Growth
Company makes new executive hires to support strategic growth plan
Merida, Yucatan July 20, 2014 – Romacorp, Inc., Parent Company of Tony Roma’s and Desarrollo De Franquicias Industriales S.A. de C.V., are thrilled to announce the opening of a new Tony Roma’s location in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. The restaurant is located at Calle 32, Av. Garcia Lavin por Anillo Periferico, and employs more than 80 team members and seats 259 guests.
Tony Roma’s Extends Date of its Tender Offer
Japan, April 18, 2014 – Romacorp, Inc., parent company of Tony Roma’s and WDI Corporation is excited to announce the opening of the new Tony Roma’s location in Kobe-shi, Hyogo-ken, Japan. The restaurant located at 3F Kobe Harborland Mosaic Umie, 1-6-1 Higashikawasaki-cho, Kobe-shi, Hyogo-ken is approximately 6,049 square feet. This location is sure to stand out amongst the rest, featuring a full liquor bar with four televisions and one projection screen along with a seating capacity for 172 guests.
Red Deer, Alberta, Canada, April 10, 2014 – Romacorp, Inc., parent company of Tony Roma’s and Albert’s Group of Restaurants, are excited to announce its new, online ordering feature for the Red Deer location. As the Red Deer location is the first Tony Roma’s in Canada to offer online ordering; the online system features the complete menu and is very easy to navigate. Tony Roma’s would like to invite guests in the Red Deer area to have the original taste of Tony Roma’s with a few clicks of their mouse.
March 6, 2014, Canada – Tony Roma’s in Canada embraces the long tradition of Canada’s Maple Syrup Season by offering many maple-flavored items on a number of Tony’s signature dishes. The new seasonal menu is a limited time offer, all day ever day, beginning March 10th. The items will be available at the Tony’s locations in Edmonton, Red Deer, Lloydminister, Grand Prairie, Saskatoon and Regina.
Maple Festival Menu includes the following:
February 22, 2014, Bloomington, IL – In November of 2013, Romacorp, Inc. and Bloomington Ribs, LLC together announced the opening of a new Tony Roma’s location in Bloomington, Illinois in mid-February of 2014. The restaurant will be located at 1601 Jumer Drive, inside the Chateau Hotel and Conference Center. The new restaurant will employ over 100 team members, seats 250 guests; features a full bar, large flat screen televisions and of course, the signature World Famous Baby Back Ribs!
December 16, 2013, Singapore - Romacorp, Inc. and Mas Millennium (s) Pte Ltd, Together announce the opening of a new Tony Roma's location in Singapore scheduled for December 16, 2013. Ken Myres, President of Romacorp, Inc. stated, "We are very happy with the new location, as our longtime partners continue this growth." Mas Millennium (s) Pte Ltd. has been a Tony Roma's partner for over twenty years with more than 11 locations.
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada – Romacorp, Inc., parent company of Tony Roma’s and Albert’s Restaurants Ltd, are excited to announce a delivery program at the Tony Roma’s of Londonderry, the 5th location in the area to offer delivery services. Tony Roma’s would like to invite guests in the Londonderry area to have the original taste of Tony Roma’s delivered to the address of their choice, whether home or office.
TONY ROMA’S FIRE GRILL & LOUNGE, IGNITING A NEW LEGEND
Brooklyn, NY, December 3, 2013 – Romacorp, Inc., parent company for Tony Roma’s restaurants, and Atlantic Yards Plaza, LLC, licensed franchisee of Tony Roma’s, together announce the opening of a new Tony Roma’s location in Brooklyn, NY scheduled for December 10, 2013, the day after what would have been Tony’s 90th birthday. “As a Brooklyn resident I am incredibly excited to welcome Tony Roma's to the neighborhood. It is amazing to see how far his restaurant has grown globally.
NEW, UPDATED TONY ROMA’S LOCATION OPENS IN SINGAPORE
November 12, 2013, Bloomington, IL – Romacorp, Inc. and Bloomington Ribs, LLC together announce the opening of a new Tony Roma’s location in Bloomington, Illinois scheduled for mid-February of 2014. The restaurant will be located at 1601 Jumer Drive, inside the Chateau Hotel and Conference Center and construction on the new location has already begun.
TONY ROMA’S CHOOSES AMERICANS FOR THE ARTS
IN AN EFFORT TO ‘RAISE THE STEAKS’ FOR ARTS AND MUSIC EDUCATION
Orlando, FL September 10, 2013 – Romacorp, Inc., parent company for Tony Roma’s restaurants, announces participation in Dine Out For No Kid Hungry during the month of September. This year, between Sunday, September 15th thru Saturday, September 21st, Tony Roma’s restaurants will sell $5 gift cards for only $2 with no purchase required. Cards can be redeemed at participating locations through March 21, 2014. The dollars raised from selling the gift cards will benefit the No Kid Hungry Campaign.
ORLANDO, FL, June 28, 2013 – Brad Smith, Chief Operating Officer for Romacorp Inc., parent company for Tony Roma’s restaurants, was recently recognized by the Orlando Business Journal with the “C-level Award”for outstanding leadership as “Chief Operating Officer of the Year” in the large business category.
TONY ROMA'S EARNS 2013 TRIPADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE
Honored as a Top Performing Restaurant as Reviewed by Travelers on the
World’s Largest Travel Site
MAY 13, 2013, SHERWOOD PARK, CANADA – Albert’s Group of Restaurants, a licensed franchisee of Tony Roma’s restaurants, today announces the opening of a new location in Sherwood Park, Canada. In a relatively soft economy, this new location will employ over 100 new team members in both front and back of the “house” job functions, making a significant impact on the local economy.
March 19, 2013 – Tony Roma’s in Canada embraces the long tradition of Canada’s iconic Maple Syrup Season by offering several new maple-flavored items on many of Tony’s signature items. This new seasonal menu is a limited time offer, all day every day, beginning on March 18th and available at the Tony Roma’s locations in Edmonton, Red Deer, Lloydminster, Grand Prairie, Saskatoon, and Regina.
February 25, 2013, ORLANDO, FL – Romacorp, Inc., parent company of Tony Roma’s restaurants, announces their NEW limited time offer, Fisherman’s Wharf! Guests can enjoy delicious Springtime Seafood dishes February 25, 2013 thru April 23, 2013, at participating locations.
January 9, 2013, ORLANDO, FL – Romacorp, Inc., parent company of Tony Roma’s restaurants, announces their NEW limited time offer, Refresh Your Start! Guests can enjoy Tony’s fresh take on seasonal classics January 7, 2013 thru February 19, 2013, at participating locations.
Refresh Your Start includes the following tempting entrees and drinks:
Enjoy this LIMITED TIME OFFER for Lee Vista, Doral and Sunny Isles, FL ONLY! Starting December 5, 2012, order a 9oz Sirloin served w/Loaded Mashed Potatoes for ONLY $13! Must show post to receive offer - SHARE with your friends! See you there!
November 5, 2012, ORLANDO, FL – Tony Roma’s announces the new limited time offer, Anniversary Showstopper with new combo dinners, new salad and dessert and new drinks. This premier offer also includes a gift card promotion that you won’t receive at any other restaurant chain – for every $50 gift card purchased, receive $15 in RomaBucks free! Guests can enjoy these offers beginning on November 7th thru January 1, 2013, at participating locations.
October 30, 2012 – Tony Roma’s Executive Chef, Bob Gallagher, and team travelled from Orlando, Florida to Long Island, New York to deliver the Ultimate House Party to 2012 Sweepstakes winner, Jessica DeCarlo, prior to Hurricane Sandy moving north. Of over 15,000 entries from across the country, the winner was announced and the party took place in Long Island on Saturday, October 27, 2012.
September 28, 2012, ORLANDO, FL – Tony Roma’s announces the new Lucky 13 Menu in honor of the chain’s 40th Anniversary. From now until October 23rd, at participating locations, guests can experience fine dining without the high prices! A guest can choose one salad or soup, a signature Tony Roma’s entrée and one decadent dessert for only $13. Choices include the following:
Tuesday, September 4, 2012 - ORLANDO, FL – Tony Roma’s announces a throw back to when Tony founded the popular restaurant chain in honor of the 40th anniversary. During the week of Sunday, September 9th thru Saturday, September 15th, 2012, participating locations will reverse the prices on one signature item each day.
o Sunday, September 9th – Roma Burger with Fries, $3.50
o Monday, September 10th – BBQ ½ Chicken with Fries, $5.95
EVERY THURSDAY Grab your friends and join us for Roma Therapy at Tony Roma's! Enjoy FREE Happy Hour Appetizers (6pm - 7pm) and $4 Romaritas! Available in the bar area only. Valid at Henderson, Summerlin, Sahara (Las Vegas), Miami, Orlando and Palm Desert, CA locations ONLY. We hope to see you there!
August 14, 1012, ORLANDO, FL – Tony Roma’s announces THE WINNER of the Ultimate House Party Sweepstakes, Jessica Dicarlo, of Seaford, New York! Bob Gallagher, Tony Roma’s Executive Chef and Vice President of Culinary, along with the culinary team, will be hosting the Ultimate party in October with all the extras. “We’re bringing the party to Ms. Dicarlo”, added Chef Bob. “It was such a surprise to receive the winning call. We are so excited to host the party of the year at our house!” said Ms. Dicarlo.
August 13, 2012, Orlando, FL – Tony Roma’s of Torrance, CA would like to invite the local community to the Tip-A-Cop Fundraiser benefiting the local Special Olympics on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm.
The Torrance Police Department will work as hosts and waiters to earn tips to benefit the South Bay Special Olympics athletes. 100% of officers’ tips from this event are tax-deductible and directly benefit the local Special Olympics. This is set to be a fun event! Location information is below:
JULY 9, 2012. ORLANDO, FL - Romacorp, Inc., parent company of Tony Roma’s, announces the signing of an agreement with I2C for the development of up to ten new Tony Roma’s restaurants in Brazil. The first restaurant is planned to open in Sao Paulo within the next twelve months.
Carlos Passos and Carlos Miranda are the two principals in I2C and currently own and operate restaurants in the Sao Paulo market.
Tuesday, July 5, 2012, ORLANDO, FL – Tony Roma’s is announces their newest 40th Anniversary campaign, Summer Sizzlers! School’s out for the summer and Tony’s has all NEW limited time offers! The Summer Sizzlers campaign will begin July 9th thru September 4th, 2012, at participating locations and will include the following limited time offers:
ORLANDO, FL June 25, 2012 – Ken Myres, President of Romacorp, Inc., the parent company for Tony
Roma’s, announces Brad Smith has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer of the Tony Roma’s restaurant
chain. Smith was previously Executive Vice President of the Company and will retain that title.
“Brad has done a great job in leading our Operations teams and supporting the growth of our franchise
partners”, said Myres, “His background and experience in operations and development will allow him to
Orlando, FL June 15, 2012 – Grandpolitan SDN, BHD., a licensed franchisee of Romacorp Inc., announces the opening of the Setia City Mall location in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Wednesday, June 6, 2012. Setia is the newest store opening for Tony Roma’s with more planned (domestic and international) over the next few years. Celebrating 40 years of continued success, Tony Roma’s is committed to expand and grow globally. “We are extremely pleased with new openings both in the U.S. and internationally” said Ken Myres, President.
Friday, June 1, 2012, ORLANDO, FL – Tony Roma’s celebrates 40 years of serving world famous steaks and ribs. In 1972, Tony Roma opened “Tony Roma’s” in North Miami, Florida. Initially known for a bar with great music and steak, eventually Tony discovered and perfected an amazing recipe for baby back ribs. Tony Roma’s soon became world famous and Tony’s legacy continues to live on in more than 170 locations worldwide. Today, we commemorate, all year with activities across the globe.
Orlando, FL May 16, 2012 – GB Roma, Inc., a licensed franchisee of Romacorp. Inc., will be hosting a Peter Yarrow performance at the Green Bay, WI location to help raise funds for Washington Middle School and anti-bullying on Tuesday, May 22, 2012. Tony Roma’s will donate 10% of all sales during the performance to Washington Middle School. City of Green Bay Mayor, James J.
Friday, April 27, 2012, ORLANDO, FL - For a Limited Time Only - 3 Course Combo available Lunch & Dinner for just $10! Offer valid at the following locations only: Henderson, Summerlin, Sahara (Las Vegas), Jensen Beach, Miami, Orlando, Pineville, NC and Palm Desert, CA! Bring a copy of this post to receive the offer.
Tuesday April 23, 2012, ORLANDO, FL – Tony Roma’s celebrates 40 years of serving
world famous steaks and ribs. In 1972, Tony Roma opened “Tony Roma’s” in North Miami,
Florida. Initially known for a bar with great music and steak, eventually Tony discovered and
perfected an amazing recipe for baby back ribs. Tony Roma’s soon became world famous and
Tony’s legacy continues to live on in more than 170 locations worldwide.
Roma’s Rib Madness on Tuesdays, March 20th, 27th and April 3rd – 50% off Baby Backs and St. Louis Ribs, both half and full racks. Only good at Orlando, Miami, Palm Desert, CA, Pineville, NC, or Summerlin, Sahara, Henderson, Las Vegas or Jensen Beach locations! We hope to see you Tuesdays!
JANUARY 9, 2012, ORLANDO, FL - Romacorp, Inc. today announced that they will ring in the new year with a Tony Roma’s Low Cal Temptations campaign featuring new, low-calorie menu items like the Strawberry Pecan Salad (180 calories), the Katsu Steakhouse Flat Iron Steak (700 calories), and Mashed Sweet Potatoes (144 calories). This new campaign kicks off the company’s yearlong celebration of Tony Roma’s 40th anniversary.
December 1, 2011, ORLANDO, FL - Romacorp, Inc. today announced the release of several new television commercials for the brand which place strong emphasis on a 40-year heritage and unique brand image that differentiates us from other casual dining concepts.
OCTOBER 19, 2011, ORLANDO, FL - Romacorp, Inc. announced the opening of three new Tony Roma’s restaurants in three different countries. The openings include a unique, new dual branded concept in Torrance, CA and new openings in Jakarta, Indonesia and Bangkok, Thailand.
The new openings in Jakarta and Bangkok were by Tony Roma’s Area Developer, Mas Millennium. Mas Millennium is based in Singapore and currently owns and operates Tony Roma’s restaurants in seven countries throughout Asia.
Romacorp, Inc. today announced the winner of their annual Tony Roma’s Recipe Showdown, Felipe “JoJo” Molar from Waikiki, Hawaii. After a live, head-to-head cook-off against Chef James Connaughton of Nyack, New York, Molar’s winning dish, the Herb-Crusted Filet Medallions and Roasted Vegetable Reduction allowed him to walk away with a check for $2,000, a trip to Universal Studios and most importantly a feature in the Tony Roma’s menu. There was only one point deciding the winner in this year’s competition.