Romacorp Executives Named to Leading Industry Boards

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COO, CMO and VP of Culinary and Purchasing to share their years of expertise

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I’m very proud to announce these appointments, which highlight the talent and industry leadership we have on the Romacorp team

Romacorp, Inc., parent company of Tony Roma’s, announces that three of its executives have been named to some of the country’s most prominent industry boards. These appointments recognize the experience and contributions these individuals have made to building the Romacorp, Inc. business globally as well as the influence they have on the future direction of the industry.

  • Chef Bob Gallagher, Senior Vice President of Culinary and Purchasing for Romacorp, Inc., has been named to the Global Culinary Innovators Association (GCIA) Board of Directors. The GCIA is a network of the nation’s leading menu developers from growth chains in the U.S., and his participation on the board recognizes him as one of the leading culinary visionaries in the industry. Chef Gallagher has been practicing in the culinary industry for more than 20 years, and he’s opened more than 35 new restaurants. He joined Romacorp, Inc. in 2006.
  • Bradley Smith, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Romacorp, Inc., has been re-elected to the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA) Board of Directors for a three year term. The FRLA is one of the most influential trade associations in the state with a mission to protect, educate and promote the hospitality industry. Smith has more than 26 years of experience in the restaurant industry and has been with Romacorp, Inc. for nine years.
  • Jim Rogers, Chief Marketing Officer for Romacorp, Inc., has been named to the Technomic Operator Advisory Board. This board brings executives together for ideation and planning sessions covering pressing industry topics with a focus on innovation and the consumer. Rogers has 25 years of domestic and international marketing and general management experience in the restaurant and consumer packaged goods industries. He joined Romacorp, Inc. in June 2014.

“I’m very proud to announce these appointments, which highlight the talent and industry leadership we have on the Romacorp team,” said Ken Myres, CEO of Romacorp, Inc. “Bob, Brad and Jim bring significant experience to these important boards, and I’m confident their expertise and insight will be invaluable to our fellow leaders in this industry.”

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 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.

Romacorp, Inc. also operates its new Fire Grill concept, a chef-inspired American bistro currently in test in Orlando, Florida with an additional location planned for early 2015 in Winter Park, Florida. For more information about Romacorp, Inc. and Tony Roma’s, visit http://www.tonyromas.com/.

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