December 19, 2012 // Franchising.com // ORLANDO, FL - Romacorp, Inc., the parent company of Tony Roma’s restaurant, announces the opening of a new Tony Roma’s location in the Indonesian province of Bali on December 12, 2012. The new restaurant is located at beachwalk Kuta, Bali and will feature the new Tony Roma’s prototype model with new design and décor elements, a full liquor bar and new menu items. The new location will also employ 90 team members in both front and back of the “house” job functions making a significant impact on the local economy in the most popular tourist destination in Indonesia, Bali.
The new location is owned and operated by WDI Corporation, Tony Roma’s first international franchise partner since 1979 also operating in Japan, Guam and the United States. The Bali Tony Roma’s will be the 17th Tony Roma’s location opened by WDI.
“We are excited about the new location in Bali and this opening further solidifies our development commitment internationally and our ongoing relationship with WDI” said Ken Myres, President of Romacorp.
Brad Smith, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Romacorp said, “We are very proud of the strength and commitment of our franchise partners in their continued growth. We are confident that our guests in Bali will enjoy our great food and service at this new location.”
“This new restaurant demonstrates Tony Roma’s commitment to continued growth and expansion both domestically and internationally, despite the economic downturn. We have a number of new locations planned for future development over the next several years,” added Myres.
WDI Corporation celebrates its 40th year in business. WDI owns and operates 23 restaurant brands and a total of 200 locations both internationally and domestically including well-known chains such as Hard Rock, California Pizza Kitchen, Tony Roma’s, Bubba Gump Shrimp and many more. The first Tony Roma’s location was opened in Japan in 1979.
Romacorp, Inc., is the parent company of Tony Roma’s restaurants, the world’s largest casual dining concept specializing in ribs. Romacorp, Inc. currently owns or franchises almost 200 restaurants in 21 states and 32 foreign countries and territories. The first Tony Roma’s restaurant opened 39 years ago in North Miami, Florida, and today the concept includes restaurant operations that span 6 continents.