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March 7, 2019

Tony Roma’s® Continues Expansion in Spain with New Restaurant Opening in Madrid

The industry leader announces its 33rd opening in Spain, strengthening its European presence

ORLANDO, Fla. – March 7, 2019 – Romacorp, Inc., the parent company of Tony Roma’s® – the world’s largest casual dining concept specializing in ribs – announced today a new restaurant opening in Madrid, Spain. Led by partner Beer & Food, this multi-brand company took control as the master franchisee in 2018 and since then has created tremendous growth throughout the country.

“Tony Roma’s is a reliable brand presence throughout both Spanish and international markets,” said Beer & Food CEO Sergio Rivas. “It’s important to us that we continue a strategic growth plan to ensure Tony Roma’s becomes, not only a reference for American food in this country, but also a leading chain recognized for quality food and service throughout other European destinations.”

This new location is in front of the Palacio de Hielo mall and only 15 minutes from the Barajas Airport. The restaurant will be open from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 1 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday. Guests can enjoy two TVs perfect for watching sporting events, 130 indoor/outdoor dining seats and a full-service bar with liquor, wine and a wide variety of craft beer offerings.

“We are moved by how loyal the Spanish community has been towards our brand,” said John Brisco, President Global Franchise of Romacorp, Inc. “Tony Roma’s believes in this strong partnership with Beer & Food and is eager to continue the momentum created by this fantastic company.”

Beer & Food plans to develop 100 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.

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