Tony Roma's
Tony Roma's is a casual dining
Casual dining
This is a list of casual dining restaurant chains around the world, arranged in alphabetical order. A casual dining restaurant is a restaurant that serves moderately-priced food in a casual atmosphere...

 chain restaurant specializing in baby back ribs
Ribs (food)
Ribs of beef, lamb, venison, and pork are a cut of meat. The term ribs usually refers to the less meaty part of the chops, often cooked as a slab .They can be roasted, grilled, baked, braised, or smoked....

 (although outlets in Muslim-majority
Muslim world
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 countries do not offer this item). The first location was established in 1972 in North Miami, Florida
Florida is a state in the southeastern United States, located on the nation's Atlantic and Gulf coasts. It is bordered to the west by the Gulf of Mexico, to the north by Alabama and Georgia and to the east by the Atlantic Ocean. With a population of 18,801,310 as measured by the 2010 census, it...

, by the founder, and today there are roughly 260 locations in 27 countries comprising 32 territories. Tony Roma's motto is "Famous for Ribs".


According to the company's website, Roma's decision to include Baby Back Ribs on the menu was a spontaneous one. The dish was quickly successful and became one of the chain's signature offerings. Today the company claims that Roma is considered the "pioneer of Baby Back Ribs." They are also known for their "block" style fried onion "loaf".

A lengthy list of culinary awards is available on the website.

A number of Tony Roma's accept take-out orders as well as dine-in.

Retail products

A number of entrees from the Tony Roma's menu are available as prepackaged frozen meals, sold in supermarkets. The entrees are manufactured and distributed by Rupari Food Services. Tony Roma's original barbecue sauce
Barbecue sauce
Barbecue sauce is a flavoring sauce or condiment ranging from watery to very thick consistency. As the name implies, it was created as an accompaniment to barbecued foods. While it can be applied to any food, it usually tops meat after cooking or during barbecuing, grilling, or baking...

is also available in supermarkets.

Countries and territories with Tony Roma's restaurants

(Associate Franchise)

External links

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