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February 12, 2018

Tony Roma’s® Continues USA Restaurant Growth with Denver Opening

Denver restaurant is the second new Tony Roma’s opened in the USA in 2018, demonstrating the brand’s renewed growth

ORLANDO, Fla. – February 12, 2018 – Romacorp, Inc., the parent company of Tony Roma’s®, announces the opening of its newest USA restaurant in Denver, Colorado.  This is Tony Roma’s second domestic restaurant opening in 2018, coming quickly on the heels of its West Palm Beach, FL opening just a few weeks ago. The new Tony Roma’s, owned and operated by Bruce Rahmani and 1480 CAFÉ, LLC, incorporates key elements of Tony Roma’s new prototype restaurant launched in Orlando, FL in October 2016, including a transformed restaurant environment, enhanced service approach, and Tony Roma’s innovative new menu.

“We are excited to begin 2018 on such a strong positive note with openings in both West Palm Beach and Denver, our first new restaurant openings in the USA since 2014,” said Bradley Scher, President and Chief Executive Officer of Romacorp, Inc. “This is the beginning of a banner year of growth and development for the Tony Roma’s brand in both the USA and around the world.  With new franchisees like Bruce Rahmani and his 1480 CAFÉ, LLC team, we are confident that we are building the foundation for sustained growth for the iconic Tony Roma’s brand.”

The new Tony Roma’s is located at 1480 Arapahoe Street in the heart of the Art District of Downtown Denver, just steps away from the Denver Performing Arts Complex (DCPA), the Denver Convention Center and the 16th Street Mall.  The restaurant employs an innovative new menu highlighted by a renewed focus on rib innovation, a “Bones & Bites” small plates section where guests can customize their dining experience and create their own flavor adventure, and an enhanced beverage platform with modern cocktails and a broad selection of domestic, international and local craft beers. The restaurant boasts more than 108 seats, eight TV’s for watching the game, and outdoor seating providing the perfect atmosphere to celebrate any occasion.

“Tony Roma’s is a restaurant name fondly remembered by many from years past, and we are very excited to bring this iconic franchise back to Colorado,” said Bruce Rahmani, Managing Member of 1480 CAFÉ, LLC.  “We believe that this concept is going to be very different than other restaurants in Downtown Denver. Tony Roma’s offers midscale pricing that is attractive to downtown businesses as well as family members of all ages, and we look forward to great success from our new Downtown Denver restaurant.”

The restaurant celebrates its Denver opening by giving away “Free Ribs for a Year” to 50 lucky fans during opening week. Denver fans can enter for a chance to win this “ribtastic” prize by signing up for the Tony Roma’s email club at and selecting the Denver location as their favorite Tony Roma’s location. What better way to celebrate the newest addition to the Denver dining scene that getting your “Rib Face” on at Tony Roma’s.

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