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May 24, 2017

Tony Roma’s Announces New Franchisee Agreement in Canada

Westmount location in Edmonton to undergo transformation inspired by Tony Roma’s new global prototype restaurant design

ORLANDO, Fla. – May 24, 2017 – Romacorp, Inc., parent company of Tony Roma’s, announces the signing of a new franchise agreement with 2006323 Alberta, Ltd. As part of the agreement, new franchisees Jimmy Salha and Iman Rachid plan to remodel the existing Westmount Tony Roma’s restaurant, located in a scenic suburban neighborhood of Edmonton, Canada, with design elements from Tony Roma’s new global prototype restaurant recently launched in Orlando, FL.  There are 25 Tony Roma’s restaurants in the Alberta, Ontario, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba provinces in Canada, and this is the first Tony Roma’s restaurant for 2006323 Alberta, Ltd.

“Having launched in Canada more than 30 years ago, we are proud to have such a loyal and strong fan base throughout the country, and this newest announcement is a true testament to our iconic brand, world-famous food and beverages, and the incredible passion of our franchisees,” said Stephen K. Judge, President and Chief Executive Officer of Romacorp, Inc. “We are very excited to work with Jimmy and Iman as we bring the results of our recent brand transformation to the Westmount location and to our amazing Canadian rib-lovers.”

The Westmount, Edmonton restaurant is located right outside of downtown Edmonton, the central business district of Alberta, Canada. The restaurant boasts a full bar serving an extensive collection of beer, wine and liquor including Tony Roma’s signature Romarita®, several TV’s throughout the bar and dining areas and spacious outdoor seating for guests who want to enjoy the sunny weather.

“We are thrilled to represent one of the most globally recognizable names in the industry,” said Jimmy Salha, President of 2006323 Alberta, Ltd. “Tony Roma’s is a great business venture with great brand recognition, and that’s because for generations customers have associated Tony Roma’s with excellent food and service quality, which they continue to expect.”

This announcement comes as Tony Roma’s celebrates its 45th birthday, an incredible milestone unmatched by any American casual dining restaurant chain. With restaurants in more than 30 countries around the world, Tony Roma’s continued growth has established the brand as the largest casual dining chain in the world specializing in ribs. Recently, the brand announced the remodel of the Laredo, TX. Tony Roma’s, and new development and franchisee agreements in West Palm Beach, FL., Tennessee, Nicaragua, Spain and Bolivia.

“We will be striving to grow within the company by adding value, devoting time and hard work, and most of all putting our hearts into the business,” said Iman Rachid, Director of 2006323 Alberta, Ltd. “We will definitely be looking for more opportunities and expand as the company grows.”

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 45 years ago in North Miami, Florida. Tony Roma’s is also proud to partner with the Make-A-Wish Foundation (, one of the world’s leading children’s charities, in an effort to help grant the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses across Central and Northern Florida.  For more information about Romacorp, Inc. and Tony Roma’s, visit

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Media Contact:
Esther McIlvain
Uproar PR for Romacorp, Inc.
(321) 236-0102 x 230