Tony Roma’s Chooses Americans for the Arts in an Effort to ‘Raise the Steaks’ for Arts and Music Education

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Romacorp, Inc., parent company for Tony Roma’s restaurants, is excited to announce the selection of Americans for the Arts as the beneficiary for its first cause effort, Raising the Steaks.

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Today, our company continues to believe that learning about the arts and music enables every child to develop the critical thinking, collaborative, and creative skills necessary.

Romacorp, Inc., parent company for Tony Roma’s restaurants, is excited to announce the selection of Americans for the Arts as the beneficiary for its first cause effort. Americans for the Arts is the nation’s leading non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the arts and arts education across the country and a perfect partner for the Tony Roma’s brand. For more than 50 years, Americans for the Arts has led a national effort to ensure that every child is not only granted the opportunity to participate in all forms of art, but also afforded the opportunity to appreciate them as well. Between October 14th and December 31st , 2013, Tony Roma’s will honor that commitment and celebrate the value of arts and music in our communities by donating $1 for every purchase made of the fall season featured item, Filet medallions with Samuel Adams Mushroom Sauce, to Americans for the Arts. Participating Tony Roma’s restaurants will choose a local school in their community that will benefit from the partnership; a portion of funds raised will be directed to those schools’ arts and music programs. Our goal is to raise $10,000 for the arts.

“I am so excited to have the opportunity to partner with an organization that fits so closely with our brand. Tony was an entertainer and had a unique appreciation for music and the arts. Today, our company continues to believe that learning about the arts and music enables every child to develop the critical thinking, collaborative, and creative skills necessary to succeed in today’s ever-changing world,” commented, Monique Yeager, Director of Marketing for Romacorp, Inc.

“Creativity and innovation are the driving forces in our 21st century economy,” adds Robert L. Lynch, president and CEO of Americans for the Arts. “An overwhelming majority—72 percent in fact—of business leaders say creativity is the number one ability they seek in a job candidate. Studying the arts equips students with these essential skills and better prepares them to succeed in the 21st century workforce. We are proud to be partnering with Tony Roma’s on its first cause effort and salute them for investing in the creative spirit of the next generation.”

Promotion available at participating locations.

Romacorp, Inc., is the parent company of Tony Roma’s restaurants, the world’s largest casual dining concept specializing in ribs. Romacorp, Inc. has over 150 restaurant locations on six continents and is one of the most globally recognized names in the industry. The first Tony Roma’s restaurant opened more than 40 years ago in North Miami, Florida.

Americans for the Arts has led the national effort to ensure that every American has an opportunity to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts since 1960. Championing the cause of the arts and arts education in communities across the country, the organization dedicates itself to providing programs that help foster an environment in which the arts can thrive and contribute to the creation of more livable communities; generate more resources to support arts and arts education; and build individual appreciation of the value of the arts. From their offices in Washington, D.C. and New York City, Americans for the Arts proudly serves over 150,000 members and stakeholders annually. Learn more at http://www.AmericansfortheArts.org or by calling (202) 371-2830.

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