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Tony Roma’s Licensing Program Becomes One of Six Nominations for Best Food & Beverage/Restaurant Brand

LIMA-AWARDS-2018Montclair, NJ – March 29, 2018Broad Street Licensing Group, a world leader in food & beverage licensing, announced that its retail licensing program developed & implemented for client Romacorp, Inc., parent company of casual dining chain Tony Roma’s, has been nominated for the prestigious award of Best Food & Beverage/Restaurant Brand as part of the Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA) 2018 Awards program. The award will be voted on by members of the licensing industry beginning next month, with the winner announced at the LIMA Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, May 22, during Licensing Expo in Las Vegas.

“Tony Roma’s is a global restaurant brand with restaurants in more than 30 countries, and it’s now a global licensing brand thanks to the work of Broad Street Licensing Group,” said BSLG president Carole Francesca. “Last year we expanded their domestic program with the signing of new licensees in cooked meats and shelf-stable sauces, and have similar grocery programs underway in Australia and Mexico, as well as future growth targeted for Spain, Canada, the UK and Asia.”

This is the latest in an impressive year of transformational announcements for Tony Roma’s, which recently celebrated its 45th birthday, a major milestone unmatched by any American casual dining restaurant chain. Recent Tony Roma’s announcements include global licensing expansion, as well as renewed USA restaurant growth with new development and franchise agreements in Tennessee, Colorado, Idaho and West Palm Beach, Florida. In addition there has been accelerated international restaurant growth, with new development agreements in Spain, Nicaragua and Bolivia, and the launch of Tony Roma’s new global prototype restaurant in Orlando, Florida. With restaurants in more than 30 countries on five continents around the world, Tony Roma’s is the world’s largest casual dining chain 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 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

For information about retail sales licensing opportunities with the Tony Roma’s brand, contact Bill Cross, SVP, Broad Street Licensing Group at (973) 655-0598.

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