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May 31, 2017

Tony Roma’s is Smokin’ This Summer with a Hot New Menu

Put down the fire extinguisher and pick up your fork: this limited-time menu brings smoke-infused flavor to Tony Roma’s legendary dishes

ORLANDO, Fla. – May 31, 2017 – It’s all smoke but no mirrors at Romacorp, Inc., the parent company of Tony Roma’s! The global restaurant chain known for its world-famous ribs is all fired up to introduce a new, limited-time menu bringing smoked flavor to Tony Roma’s classic menu items. Available May 31st through August 8th at participating locations, the “Tony Roma’s Is Smokin’!” menu features a variety of hot new dishes including Smokey Baby Back Ribs, Hickory Grilled Salmon and Smokey Chicken Skewers.

“Our restaurants continue to fill up with adventurous guests interested in broadening their horizons when it comes to new and innovative flavor profiles,” said Jim Rogers, Chief Marketing Officer for Romacorp, Inc. “Slow-smoked meats are on fire this year, and we’ve also seen smoky notes curl their way into drinks and desserts. Always looking to be ahead of the trend, we are excited to bring these craveable new foods to our fans.”

The smoldering begins with the new Avocado Fries appetizer, featuring Cilantro Lime Sauce and cooked to crispy perfection. Rib fans will get fired up when they dig into the new Smokey Baby Back Ribs, slathered with a delicious Smokey BBQ sauce that evokes the nostalgic flavor of backyard barbeques with the family. Looking for something to skewer your appetite? Try the Smokey Chicken Skewers, alone or as a combo with the Smokey Baby Back Ribs, paired with fresh grilled vegetables and basted with the new Smokey BBQ sauce. Seafood fans will also love the bold flavor of the Hickory Grilled Salmon, grilled to perfection and infused with hickory smoke.

No limited time menu is complete without a sweet dessert, so come try the exotic new Berries & Mascarpone Cream Cake and Passion Fruit Romarita®, the perfect complements to any Tony Roma’s dish. The Berries & Mascarpone Cream Cake’s house made pound cake is topped with fresh berries, and frosted with mascarpone, an Italian cream cheese. The refreshing Passion Fruit Romarita® is a thirst-quenching blend of Camarena® Silver tequila, Passoã, Monin®, passion fruit, sour mix and lime juice that will remind you that the season of swimming pools and sunshine has finally arrived.

“The grill is the cornerstone of Tony Roma’s culinary prowess, and the smoke flavor from our grill is integral to many of the dishes that pass through our kitchens around the world,” said Chef Bob Gallagher, Senior Vice President of Food and Beverage. “You can either sweat over a grill in the outdoor heat, or you can come to one of our restaurants and let us show you how we plan to smoke the competition this summer.”

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 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