Tony Roma's - Press Releases

October 1, 2018

Tony Roma’s® Brings World-Famous Ribs to Two New Locations in Sevilla and Madrid, Spain

Leading multi-brand company, Beer & Food, continues to grow Tony Roma’s brand presence through new locations in European destination

 ORLANDO, Fla. – Oct. 1, 2018 – Romacorp, Inc., the parent company of Tony Roma’s®, announces its newest locations in Andalucía, Sevilla, Spain and Hortaleza, Madrid, Spain. These two new locations add to the various Spain Tony Roma’s openings since leading multi-brand company, Beer & Food, took control as the master franchisee in March 2018. Nestled in the center of a bustling business district, and a lively, immersive shopping street, these Tony Roma’s will feature all-new menus combined with classics to delight their international fanbase.

The Andalucía, Sevilla Tony Roma’s is located in the brand-new Torre Sevilla Shopping Center, opened on Sept. 26, 2018, which will be an eclectic hub of fashion, culture, and cuisine. This is general manager and franchisee owner Jacob López Curciel’s first Tony Roma’s.

“We are delighted to not only be a part of the Torre Sevilla project, but also bring the first Tony Roma’s to this area,” said Jacob López Curciel. “Being in the restaurant industry for the past 10 years, I am dedicated to seeing this location grow and am eager to sharing my love and passion for this industry with our guests.”

Designed by world-renowned Argentine architect César Pelli, Torre Sevilla is the tallest building in Andalucía. Tony Roma’s will be located on the restaurant floor of the tower and will feature 177 seats for its indoor location. Its hours of operation will run from noon to 4 p.m. for lunch, and 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. for dinner. On weekends, guests can enjoy an extra hour of delicious food with extended evening hours of 7 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. The restaurant will also feature a full bar with beer, liquor, and wine, as well as two televisions.

The Hortaleza, Madrid Tony Roma’s is located on Calle de Hortaleza, nearby the popular Fuencarral Street which is known as one of the most famous shopping and tourism streets in Madrid. General manger Soufiane Routilia hopes to bring some of the area’s thriving tourism to this new Tony Roma’s.

“Being located on a street of great affluence and the famous neighborhood of Chueca, we are excited for what this new opening will bring,” said Soufiane Routilia, general manager of Tony Roma’s Hortaleza, Madrid. “We look forward to bringing the delicious flavors of Tony Roma’s to the people of Hortaleza.”

Beer & Food CEO Sergio Rivas shares the same excitement for this Hortaleza opening.

“This opening is the first of many under the new Tony Roma’s management in Spain,” says Sergio Rivas, Beer & Food CEO. “We are very excited to continue with the full support of Romacorp, an exceptional partner in this adventure that shares our passion for the country of Spain.”

Featuring 74 seats, the restaurant will operate on Sundays through Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., and Fridays through Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. The indoor restaurant will host live music to entertain its guests, along with two televisions and a full beer, liquor and wine bar.

“We take pride in our relationships with our European partners and franchisees as we continue our global expansion,” said John Brisco, President Global Franchise of Romacorp, Inc. “We trust that Jacob, Soufiane, and Beer & Food will take the utmost care of the Tony Roma’s name with these new restaurants in Spain.”


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 nearly 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 46 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

Please visit or call (866) 981-0586 for information about Tony Roma’s franchising opportunities.

For information about retail sales licensing opportunities with the Tony Roma’s brand, contact Bill Cross, SVP, Broad Street Licensing Group at (973) 655-0598.


Media Contact:

Nathalie Franco

Uproar PR for Romacorp, Inc.

(321) 236-0102