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March 10, 2015

Irish Eyes are Smiling at Tony Roma’s

Special St. Patrick’s Festival menu brings an innovative Irish twist to fan favorites

ORLANDO, Fla. – March 10, 2015 – Tony Roma’s, known for its iconic American cuisine and world-famous ribs, is getting its Irish on this St. Patrick’s Day week with a special menu available March 10 – 17. To mark the global celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, participating restaurants will offer two signature dishes featuring a special Guinness® BBQ sauce.

“Tony Roma’s has always been a place to celebrate with family and friends, so we’re inviting our fans to celebrate the ‘wearing of the green’ and enjoy the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, not just on March 17, but all week long,” said Jim Rogers, Chief Marketing Officer for Romacorp, Inc., parent company of Tony Roma’s. “We know guests will enjoy our special menu and leave satisfied with big smiles on their faces, like they’ve been touched by the luck of the Irish.”

Guinness, the beer first brewed by Arthur Guinness more than 250 years ago in Dublin, Ireland, brings the flavor of the food to life on the St. Patrick’s Festival menu. Tony Roma’s combines the dark, malty beer with sweet and savory flavors to create a Guinness BBQ sauce, bringing an innovative twist to Tony Roma’s Irish Baby Back Ribs and the Irish Burger. Both menu items come with a side of potato skins piled high with cheese, bacon and chives.

“The warm, woody flavors of Guinness perfectly complement our grilled baby back ribs and savory burger,” said Chef Bob Gallagher, Senior Vice President of Culinary for Romacorp, Inc. “St. Patrick’s Day is an excuse to celebrate all things Irish, and I can’t wait to see our fans’ smiling eyes when they try our world-famous ribs with an incredible Irish twist.”

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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