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November 12, 2018

Tony Roma’s® Expands Global Presence Through New Restaurant in Santa Cruz, Bolivia

The Santa Cruz location marks the 1st in Bolivia, and the 14th in South America as Tony Roma’s amplifies their world-wide growth

 ORLANDO, Fla. – November 12, 2018 – Romacorp, Inc., the parent company of Tony Roma’s®, announces the opening of its newest restaurant, located in one of Bolivia’s most populated cities, Santa Cruz. Situated in Barrio Equipetrol, a center for nightlife known for its popular restaurants, cafes, and nightclubs, the new Tony Roma’s will be open from noon to midnight on  Sundays through Wednesdays, and from noon to 2 a.m. on Thursdays through Saturdays. This is the first Tony Roma’s restaurant for franchisee Grupo Restaurantes Internationales de Bolivia, S.R.L.

“Santa Cruz has been long-known as one of the fastest growing cities in the world, which makes it an ideal location to continue our South American presence,” said John Brisco, President Global Franchise of Romacorp, Inc. “We are delighted to partner with franchisees like Widen as we introduce the Bolivian people to our world-famous ribs.”

The city’s close proximity to valleys and mountains, including the eminent Andes Mountains, provides Santa Cruz with sub-tropical weather year round, perfect for the new Tony Roma’s restaurant which will boast more than 40 outdoor seats for guests to enjoy. In addition, the new Tony Roma’s will also include more than 200 indoor seats, 17 TVs, and a full liquor and wine bar. The Santa Cruz opening resumes the momentum of international and domestic growth for the brand on the heels of their transformation which is revolutionizing the restaurant industry.


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

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Media Contact:

Nathalie Franco

Uproar PR for Romacorp, Inc.

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