Romacorp Hires Proven Restaurant Industry Leader as New CEO

Share Article

Board of Directors taps Stephen K. Judge to Become New CEO

Tony Roma's

It’s an exciting time at Romacorp, and Stephen’s extensive experience and strong operations expertise will bring immense knowledge and innovation to Tony Roma’s.

Romacorp, Inc., parent company of Tony Roma’s and TR Fire Grill, announces that Stephen K. Judge has joined as its new President and Chief Executive Officer. Judge joins Romacorp with more than 25 years of experience in the restaurant and hospitality industries and has worked with some of the nation’s top brands including Bonefish Grill, Seasons 52, MGM Grand, Rosewood Hotels and Resorts, and Princess Cruises.

The new CEO joins Romacorp as Tony Roma’s is growing in popularity across the globe with approximately 150 locations in more than 30 countries. The brand is currently planning new locations in North America, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Europe, and the Middle East. Romacorp is also expanding its newest restaurant concept, TR Fire Grill, a chef-inspired American bistro dedicated to crafting fresh, artisanal culinary experiences using locally-sourced ingredients.

“It’s an exciting time at Romacorp, and Stephen’s extensive experience and strong operations expertise will bring immense knowledge and innovation to Tony Roma’s,” said Scott Wilson, Chairman of the Board of Romacorp and Managing Director at Highland Capital Management LP. “Stephen is a great fit for our company and a tremendous leader, and we look forward to having him guide our company’s continued growth as we serve millions of guests around the world.”

Before coming to Romacorp, Judge was President of Bonefish Grill. Prior to Bonefish Grill, Judge was President of Seasons 52, Vice President of Food & Beverage at MGM Grand, and Vice President of Operations at Rosewood Hotels and Resorts.

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.

Romacorp, Inc. also operates their new TR Fire Grill concept, a chef-inspired American bistro with a new location planned for October 2015 in Winter Park, Florida. For more information about Romacorp, Inc. and Tony Roma’s, visit http://www.tonyromas.com/. For information about our new TR Fire Grill concept, visit http://www.trfiregrill.com/.

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Stephanie Kolp, Uproar PR for Romacorp, Inc.
Romacorp Inc.
321-236-0102 Ext: 224
Email >
Follow us on
Visit website