Tony Roma’s Brings First American Casual Dining Restaurnt to Myanmar
Opening Extends Brand’s Reach to 10 Countries in Asia Pacific
ORLANDO, Fla, – January 12, 2015 – Tony Roma’s announces the grand opening of its first restaurant in Myanmar. The restaurant is located in the country’s former capital city of Yangon, the commercial center and largest city in the country with a population of more than five million people.
“We are excited to work with such a great franchise partner in APEX Food and Beverage Co., Ltd. to bring the iconic Tony Roma’s brand to Myanmar,” said Ken Myres, president of Romacorp, Inc., the parent company of Tony Roma’s. “Kyaw Soe Win and his team bring a strong passion for our brand and a unique understanding of the local market that we are confident will help establish the Tony Roma’s brand as a new favorite for their guests.”
The 6,400 square foot restaurant has a total of 210 seats including three VIP rooms, a full-service bar, and a two-story dining room. The restaurant is situated in one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in Yangon, on a street known for its restaurants and night life.
“Earlier this year, I had the honor to dine in a Tony Roma’s restaurant and fell in love with the food, service culture, and, of course, their world famous ribs,” said Kyaw Soe Win, managing director for APEX Foods and Beverages Co., Ltd. “We are excited to bring Tony Roma’s to the people of Myanmar, the first such venture of a Western casual dining brand in our country. Our restaurant is located in a growing, cosmopolitan area where residents are searching for new tastes, and we are delighted to introduce Tony Roma’s world-famous American fare so our guests can indulge in our ribs, steaks and seafood.”
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 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.