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December 6, 2017

Tony Roma’s Continues Strong Growth in Spain with Opening of New Restaurant in Madrid

Location on Madrid’s Gran Via marks the 24th Tony Roma’s restaurant in Spain

ORLANDO, Fla. – December 6, 2017 – Romacorp, Inc., the parent company of Tony Roma’s, announces the opening of its newest restaurant, located on the Gran Via of Madrid, Spain, an area known as the “Spanish Broadway”. This is the newest restaurant for Romacorp’s franchisee, Compañia Dallas Ribs, S.A., and is the first new Tony Roma’s restaurant in Spain since the April 2017 signing of a landmark development agreement for 15 additional restaurants in Spain. The new Gran Via location is the 24th Tony Roma’s in Spain and the 14th in the capital city of Madrid.

“Tony Roma’s unprecedented growth has established it as a leader in the Spanish casual dining space, and we are thrilled to see that growth accelerate over the next few years,” said Bradley Scher, President and Chief Executive Officer of Romacorp, Inc. “Tony Roma’s has been a guest favorite in Spain for more than two decades, and we are proud to work with such a dedicated team as they continue to bring the Tony Roma’s brand experience and our world-famous Baby Back Ribs to new fans throughout the country.”

The new Tony Roma’s restaurant is located in the heart of Madrid on the Gran Vía, a major center for tourists and residents in the heart of Madrid, surrounded by theaters, cinemas, hotels, and shops. The restaurant is 5,400 square feet, seats more than 150 guests and spans three levels. The new restaurant is located inside the Phoenix Building, an iconic structure built in 1944 and designed by the prestigious architect José Maria Diaz Plaja for the European Society of the Phoenix.  The restaurant is located at 68 Gran Vía, on the corner of Garcia Molinas and Gran Vía.

“With this opening, we are proud to reinforce our presence in Madrid and continue to serve many locals and tourists alike,” said Alfredo Heredia, General Director of Tony Roma’s Spain. “Today, Tony Roma’s is one of the most recognizable brands in the world, and we are thrilled to serve the brand’s legendary Baby Back Ribs, signature Onion Loaf, and world-class food and beverages.”

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 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