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March 30, 2016

Tony Roma’s Wins Best Marketing Campaign at Global Restaurant Awards

“Show Us Your Rib Face” promotion recognized for innovative social media campaign

ORLANDO, Fla. – March 30, 2016 – Romacorp, Inc., parent company of Tony Roma’s, announces that it has been recognized at the Global Restaurant Awards in Dubai for Best Marketing Campaign. The award, presented by The Caterer and its parent company, Travel Weekly Group, selected Tony Roma’s “Show Us Your Rib Face” campaign for the top marketing award.  The Global Restaurant Awards recognize the innovation, vision and leadership of businesses that form the backbone of the world’s leading restaurants and restaurant brands. Hadi Al Hakim, Tony Roma’s franchisee in Dubai, accepted the award on Romacorp’s behalf at a ceremony hosted at the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah.

“This marketing campaign showcased our world-famous ribs and BBQ sauce in a playful way, engaging our fans to share their ‘rib faces’ on social media,” said Jim Rogers, Chief Marketing Officer at Romacorp, Inc. “Since having fun is such an important part of our brand heritage, we’re proud that we delivered an engaging campaign and messaging that resonated with our fans around the world, and we’re honored to accept this award.”

To promote Tony Roma’s “Show Us Your Rib Face” campaign, the marketing team created fun messaging using photos of fans eating Tony Roma’s world-famous ribs with BBQ sauce on their smiling faces. Fans were invited to share their own “rib faces” through a digital and social media campaign for the chance to win Tony Roma’s world-famous Baby Back Ribs for a year.  The winners were announced on September 3, 2015, a day Tony Roma’s declared as National Baby Back Ribs Day.

“With this campaign, Tony Roma’s did a great job maximizing the potential of different digital marketing channels,” said Global Restaurant Awards Judge Iain Donald. “For a well-established brand, they continue to tear up the restaurant marketing rule book.”

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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