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January 26, 2015

Tony Roma’s Expands in Middle East with New Dubai Restaurant

Restaurant opens at Wasl Vita Mall in Jumeirah
ORLANDO, Fla – January 26, 2015 – Tony Roma’s announces the grand opening of its newest restaurant, located in the United Arab Emirates largest city of Dubai. Tony Roma’s first opened in Dubai in 2005, and this new restaurant builds the brand’s presence in the market to meet guests growing demands for the iconic brand’s signature cuisine.

“We’re excited to collaborate with our franchise partners, International Trading Franchises, to continue building the Tony Roma’s brand,” said Ken Myres, president of Romacorp, Inc., the parent company of Tony Roma’s. “Abdullah Mohammed Al Naboodah and his team have been great partners for many years, and their knowledge and passion for the Tony Roma’s brand assures we’ll continue to see success throughout the United Arab Emirates.”

The restaurant is located in the Wasl Vita Mall, a new lifestyle mall located in the upscale neighborhood of Jumeirah. The mall includes a mix of residential and commercial space, including 80,000 square feet for retail stores. The Tony Roma’s restaurant, which seats nearly 100 people in the dining room, also has seating for an additional 35 guests on the beautiful outdoor patio.

“Our world-famous ribs, steak and seafood, along with our attentive guest service, makes Tony Roma’s one of the best dining experiences you’ll find in Dubai,” said Hadi Al Hakim, CEO of International Trading Franchises, LLC. “We’re excited to introduce our one-of-a-kind foods to new patrons at our new Wasl Vita Mall restaurant, and confident that Tony Roma’s will become a new favorite for residents in this neighborhood.”

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 more than 40 years ago in North Miami, Florida.26