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February 5, 2019

Romacorp® Hits the Ground Running in 2019 with New Partnership and Upcoming Plans for Expansion

ORLANDO, Fla. – February 5, 2019 – Romacorp, Inc., the parent company of Tony Roma’s® announces its new partnership with multi-brand company, Beer & Food, who took control as the master franchisee for Spain-based restaurants in 2018. The company, led by Sergio Rivas as Chief Executive Officer, opened nine Tony Roma’s in the past year, bringing a total of 33 locations throughout Spain. The partnership launched in February of 2018, with a final agreement completed in December. Both Beer & Food and Romacorp have seen tremendous brand growth throughout Spain since this recent partnership.

“This operation is perfectly aligned with our ever-growing plan of expansion,” said Beer & Food CEO Sergio Rivas. “Tony Roma’s has prestige recognition internationally and will allow our restaurant business to grow in France and Portugal in the future as well.”

The Tony Roma’s partnership accomplishes phase one of Beer & Food’s plan to expand into one of Southern Europe’s largest restaurant operators. The company plans to develop one hundred Tony Roma’s throughout the next seven to eight years with both sub-franchised units and corporate stores, and to introduce the brand to France and Portugal.

Beer & Food’s brought Tony Roma’s world-famous ribs to the Plaza Norte Shopping Center in Madrid on Dec. 28, 2018 as its latest restaurant opening. Located among the beautiful scenery of Madrid, the new Tony Roma’s is open Sunday through Thursday from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m., with extended hours on Fridays and Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Guests can choose to dine indoors or outdoors at this location. Live entertainment is also featured at this Tony Roma’s for those looking to indulge in some artistry with their meal.

“We believe that with such a strong footprint in Central Europe, we will experience abundant brand awareness and create interest from potential future franchisees,” said John Brisco, President Global Franchise of Romacorp, Inc. “Beer & Food and Tony Roma’s share the same ideas on international restaurant business and I know this partnership will be a great success for all involved.”

 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 135 restaurant locations in more than 25 countries and is one of the most globally recognizable names in the industry. The first Tony Roma’s restaurant opened 46 years ago in North Miami, Florida. For more information about Romacorp, Inc. and Tony Roma’s, visit

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About Beer & Food

The Beer & Food group, capitalized by the investment fund Abac Solutions, is a leading multi-brand company operating in the restaurant business in Spain.

The company, founded in 2008, currently operates more than 400 restaurants under prestigious brands, including Carl’s Jr., Tony Roma’s, Tommy Mel’s, La Chelinda, Gambrinus, Official Irish Pub and Cruz Blanca.

Media Contact:

Valerie Ledford

Uproar PR for Romacorp, Inc.

(321) 236-0102