Broad Street Licensing Group Brokers Breakthrough Licensing Agreement for Tony Roma’s Restaurant Products at Retail
ORLANDO, Fla. – June 12, 2017 – Broad Street Licensing Group, exclusive agent for the Tony Roma Restaurant brand has brokered a deal with Ruprecht Company for an extensive line of sous vide meats including ribs and BBQ. This new agreement makes it possible for rib and BBQ fanatics to enjoy Tony Roma’s restaurant quality ribs and BBQ meats in their homes for any occasion. Ruprecht, is the oldest and most renowned operating meat processor and food manufacturer in the Chicago area and has been providing center-of-the-plate protein items to the country’s finest food service and retail establishments for more than 140 years.
“By leveraging Ruprecht’s restaurant quality meats and working in cooperation with Tony Roma’s award-winning culinary team, Tony Roma’s ribs and BBQ meats sold in US retail channels will taste just like the world-class product sold in Tony Roma’s restaurants around the world,” said Stephen K. Judge, President and Chief Executive Officer of Romacorp, Inc, parent company of Tony Roma’s. “We are excited to work with Ruprecht and leverage their sous vide cooking method, ensuring Tony Roma’s retail products will be produced without preservatives, retain greater nutritional content, and be the best tasting and safest product possible for our customers and their families.”
“Ruprecht Company is thrilled to be working with such an iconic global brand to bring Tony Roma’s great flavors into retail,” said Walter Sommers, President of Ruprecht Company. “We are looking forward to bringing exciting new items and Tony Roma’s classics to retail shelves across the country.”
This is the latest in a string of transformational announcements for Tony Roma’s as it celebrates its 45th birthday, an incredible milestone unmatched by any American casual dining restaurant chain. Recent Tony Roma’s announcements include new licensing deals in Europe, Australia and New Zealand, renewed US restaurant growth with new development and franchise agreements in Tennessee and West Palm Beach, Florida, 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 45 years ago in North Miami, Florida. Tony Roma’s is also proud to partner with the Make-A-Wish Foundation (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 www.tonyromas.com.
About Broad Street Licensing Group
Broad Street Licensing Group is Romacorp’s exclusive licensing agent for the Tony Roma’s brand. BSLG is recognized leader in food, restaurant & beverage licensing, and is consistently named to License! Global’s top global licensing firms. The agency’s primary focus, expertise and experience is in the leveraging of food & restaurant brands to retail across multiple channels of distribution and delivery platforms, both in the US and internationally.
For information about retail sales licensing opportunities with the Tony Roma’s brand, in the US and globally, contact Bill Cross, SVP, Broad Street Licensing Group at (973) 655-0598.