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February 22, 2016

Tony Roma’s on I-Drive in Orlando to Receive New Restaurant Design

New revolutionary prototype design redefines and elevates brand experience

ORLANDO, Fla. – February 22, 2016 – Romacorp, Inc., the parent company of Tony Roma’s, announces the start of construction to redesign the flagship Tony Roma’s restaurant on International Drive in Orlando, Florida. Once complete, the 8,800 square foot restaurant will feature a new sense of arrival, new indoor/outdoor bar, three private dining rooms, brand-centric décor with rustic elements, and a new menu.

“The look and feel of our Tony Roma’s I-Drive restaurant will set a standard for the brand and future Tony Roma’s restaurants around the world,” said Stephen Judge, President and Chief Executive Officer of Romacorp, Inc. “Tony Roma’s has stood the test of time for 44 years, and our new prototype redefines and elevates the brand experience to ensure Tony Roma’s remains a relevant driving force in global casual dining for years to come.”

The restaurant will have a dramatic entrance with a fire feature that welcomes guests as they step inside.  A modern interpretation of a classic hand-hewn style will be reflected in the interior design, with the use of mixed materials such as exposed box beams, warm wood floors, and painted tongue and groove walls. A warm color palate and comfortable upholstered seating will highlight the dining area, providing a refined dining experience that facilitates celebration and fun with family and friends.

Enjoy the energy of the new indoor/outdoor bar, a gathering place where guests will enjoy an extensive collection of craft beers, Tony Roma’s signature Romaritas®, and an exciting new Romatini™ drink collection. Relax in the expanded outdoor patio, which will double in size and be covered for year-round use so guests can enjoy the Orlando weather and watch their favorite sporting event.  Fans will be eager to try the new menu, featuring new product platforms to complement Tony Roma’s world-famous classics. The restaurant design facilitates all types of guest dining occasions, from couple’s night out to family and friends’ get-togethers to business meetings.

Dine in one of the three new beautifully appointed private dining rooms with state of the art audio and visual equipment to make the most of any business meeting or casual social gathering. The dining rooms will seat between 30 to 60 people each with the ability to accommodate a total of 120 people.  A designated Sales Manager will help plan every private dining event, coordinating all details and customizing menus to ensure each event is one your guests will not soon forget.

During the construction period, the restaurant will be closed for lunch, but open daily at 5 p.m. for dinner. The full menu will be available for guests to enjoy.

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. For more information about Romacorp, Inc. and Tony Roma’s, visit

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Stephanie Kolp

Uproar PR for Romacorp, Inc.

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