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December 11, 2018

Tony Roma’s® Continues To Expand Across Spain with Two New Restaurant Openings in Malaga and Bilbao



 ORLANDO, Fla. – December 11, 2018 – Romacorp, Inc., the parent company of Tony Roma’s® – the world’s largest casual dining concept specializing in ribs – announces its recent expansion in Spain with two new restaurant openings in Benalmádena Puerto Marina, Malaga, Spain and Megapark Barakaldo, Bilbao, Spain. Since leading multi-brand company, Beer & Food, took control as the master franchisee earlier this year, Tony Roma’s has seen tremendous brand growth throughout this beautiful country.

“We are truly excited to bring the Tony Roma’s concept to these two, beautiful cities,” said Beer & Food CEO Sergio Rivas. “We have high expectations that each will bring wonderful experiences for our guests and we are committed to providing our full support for each to succeed.”

With this recent expansion across Spain, families, patrons and visitors will have the opportunity to dine in a casual family-friendly environment that is famed for its renowned ribs, steaks and savory meats straight from the grill. Each location has been custom designed to cater to locals. Guests can expect indoor/outdoor seating, a full bar and a plethora of menu items that any guest can enjoy.

Puerto Marina’s new Tony Roma’s will be nestled in the Plaza de la Goleta, ready to greet both locals and tourists of the popular centre. The city is known as one of the top-rated marinas in the world, entertains beautiful views of the Mediterranean coast and hosts an exciting nightlife filled with sophisticated bars and clubs. Open from 1:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 1:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, the restaurant will seat 248 people and features outdoor dining, a full bar and four TVs.

The beautiful port city of Bilbao is home to Megapark Barakaldo, currently the largest commercial park in northern Spain, with more than 18 million visitors each year. This popular shopping destination houses numerous well-known brands, which now includes Tony Roma’s and its world-famous ribs. The restaurant is open Sunday through Thursday 1:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 1:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. and will seat up to 128 people. A full bar will be available to patrons and multiple TVs displayed throughout.

“Tony Roma’s is delighted to bring our famed menu items and delicious ribs to the beautiful coastal communities of Puerto Marina and Bilbao,” said John Brisco, President Global Franchise of Romacorp, Inc. “We are moved by the people of Spain’s dedication to our brand, and look forward to expanding across this great country.”

Both restaurants are owned and operated by franchise partner Compañía Dallas Ribs S.A.

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 135 restaurant locations in more than 25 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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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