Tony Roma’s® Brings Restaurant Quality Ribs and BBQ Meats to USA Retail

We are excited to move forward with Ruprecht as we work to grow the Tony Roma’s brand at retail establishments throughout the United States, and to ensure that our retail products live up to the highest standards of quality, the same standards we employ at our restaurants

Romacorp, Inc., parent company of Tony Roma’s®, announces that the transition to their new strategic retail licensee, Ruprecht Company, is moving forward and will soon be completed. Ruprecht, the oldest and most renowned meat processor and food manufacturer in Chicago, has been providing center-of-the-plate protein items to the country’s finest food service and retail establishments for more than 150 years, and has been a trusted supplier to Tony Roma’s restaurants for more than a decade. Tony Roma’s branded ribs and BBQ meats available at retail are currently manufactured by CBQ, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Carl Buddig & Company, through a short-term non-exclusive license. Romacorp worked with CBQ to ensure retailer demand was satisfied during the transition of the Tony Roma’s program to Ruprecht. When the transition to Ruprecht is completed, Ruprecht will be the sole supplier of Tony Roma’s branded ribs and BBQ meats at retail in the United States.

“We are excited to move forward with Ruprecht as we work to grow the Tony Roma’s brand at retail establishments throughout the United States, and to ensure that our retail products live up to the highest standards of quality, the same standards we employ at our restaurants,” said Bradley Scher, President and Chief Executive Officer for Romacorp, Inc. “By leveraging Ruprecht’s restaurant quality meat production and working with Tony Roma’s award-winning culinary team, Tony Roma’s ribs…

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