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July 17, 2018

Tony Roma’s To Host Annual Baby Back Rib Eating Competition This August

Rib fans can sign up this summer to participate and compete to win free Tony Roma’s ribs for a whole year

ORLANDO, Fla. – July 17, 2018 – Romacorp, Inc., the parent company of Tony Roma’s®, announces today that it will hold its annual Rib Eating Competition on August 25 and 26 in celebration of National Baby Back Ribs Day.  Select Tony Roma’s locations around the world are hosting competitions, with local winners walking away with free ribs for a year.

“For more than 46 years, Tony Roma’s has served our World-Famous Baby Back Ribs to guests every day,” said Brian Grusi, President & Chief Operating Officer of Romacorp, Inc. “There is no better time of year than National Baby Back Ribs Day to invite our fans to celebrate with us by getting their “rib faces” on and take part in our annual rib eating competition.”

The competition will be held on Saturday, August 25 or Sunday, August 26, depending on the location. Competitors will tie on a bib and have 3 minutes to eat 4 pounds of Tony Roma’s mouthwatering ribs. Those interested in competing can check with their local Tony Roma’s for sign up and competition information through July 31. Participants must be 18 years of age or older.

Participating locations will be offering local specials and additional events prior to the Rib Eating Competition. Spectators who are 21 years of age or older can test their strength in a Stein Hoisting Challenge. Participants can sign up on the day of the event at to see who will be the last one holding a full stein without spilling.  The winner will receive a $50 Tony Roma’s gift certificate.

Visit Tony Roma’s website at, or visit one of the participating restaurants, to learn more about the event.

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 46 years ago in North Miami, 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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