Tony Roma’s Continues Strong Growth with Landmark Development Agreement for Colorado and Idaho

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Announcement marks the third new USA development agreement since April and accelerates the positive momentum for the transformed Tony Roma’s brand

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Following last year’s brand transformation, Tony Roma’s has seen an incredible response from prospective and existing domestic and international franchisees

September 26, 2017 – Romacorp, Inc., the parent company of Tony Roma’s, announces the signing of a new development agreement with experienced restauranteur Bruce Rahmani and Colorado Hospitality Services, Inc., bringing Tony Roma’s world-famous baby back ribs to fans in Colorado and Idaho. This new development agreement, the third major USA agreement for Tony Roma’s in 2017, is for 8 new restaurants and continues the strong momentum the brand has experienced since the October 2016 grand opening of Tony Roma’s new global prototype restaurant in Orlando, Florida. With a complete overhaul of the restaurant atmosphere, service platform and menu following extensive consumer research, the Tony Roma’s brand transformation satisfies the demands of today’s consumer.

“Following last year’s brand transformation, Tony Roma’s has seen an incredible response from prospective and existing domestic and international franchisees,” said Bradley Scher, President and Chief Executive Officer of Romacorp, Inc. “This development agreement shows the continued relevance and the resilience of a brand that prides itself on delivering a one-of-a-kind experience for its fans, both internationally and here in the United States. We are excited to work with Bruce Rahmani in bringing the iconic Tony Roma’s brand to fans in Colorado and Idaho, and believe this important deal is a strong indicator of more positive news to come.”

This latest news comes on the heels of new Tony Roma’s development and franchise agreements announced this year in the USA, Canada, Spain, Bolivia and Nicaragua. In April 2017, the brand announced the signing of its first new USA franchisees since 2011 with agreements for Tennessee and West Palm Beach, Florida. Additional new domestic and international development agreements are in the works and will be announced in the near future.

“Having been in the hotel and restaurant business for more than 40 years, with more than 50 different franchises under my belt, I am constantly looking for ways to improve the quality of my businesses,” said Bruce Rahmani, President of Colorado Hospitality Services, Inc. “I was thrilled to hear of Tony Roma’s renewed US franchising, and I’m excited to be part of a brand that evokes great memories in the minds of consumers. The Tony Roma’s team has been one of the most knowledgeable and easy to work with, and I’m really looking forward to becoming part of the organization and owning many of their restaurants in the coming months.”

This string of landmark growth announcements come as Tony Roma’s celebrates its 45th birthday, an incredible milestone unmatched by any American casual dining restaurant chain. Since first opening its doors in Miami, Florida in 1972, Tony Roma’s has become one of the most globally recognized brands in the restaurant industry. With restaurants in more than 30 countries around the world, Tony Roma’s continued growth has established the brand as the largest casual dining chain in the world specializing in ribs.

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 nearly 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 45 years ago in North Miami, Florida. Tony Roma's is also proud to partner with the Make-A-Wish Foundation (http://www.cnfl.wish.org), one of the world's leading children's charities, in an effort to help grant the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses across Central and Northern Florida.

For more information about Romacorp, Inc. and Tony Roma's, visit http://www.tonyromas.com.
Please visit http://www.tonyromasfranchise.com or call (866) 981-0586 for information about Tony Roma's franchising opportunities.

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