Romacorp, Inc., the parent company of Tony Roma’s, announced today that John Brisco has been named President of International for Roma Systems, Inc., the brand’s international franchise business. Brisco, who has more than 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, will continue to report to Ken Myres, President Romacorp, Inc., and lead all international franchising and business operations outside of Canada and the Caribbean.
“Since John’s start at Romacorp in 2013, he has significantly impacted the brand’s international growth through the establishment of new franchise partners,” remarked Ken Myres, president of Romacorp, Inc. “It is through his knowledge and leadership that we have built a successful operations team that continues to improve our overall international franchise partner support, and in turn bring significant growth for the brand.”
Prior to Romacorp, Inc., Brisco held various international positions, giving him years of experience with cultures around the world.
“I’m honored to be taking on this additional role,” added Brisco. “Since joining the team, I have seen nothing but positive responses from both our existing and potential international partners, and I look forward to leading and cultivating these relationships.”
Romacorp, Inc.’s announcement comes on the heels of strong international growth for the company’s Tony Roma’s brand. Recent international openings include two in Malaysia – Johor Bahru and IOI Mall – and also in Ireland. The brand will continue on this path with additional domestic and international openings planned for later this year.
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 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. Roma Systems, Inc. is the international franchisor of Tony Roma’s restaurants.
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. For more information about Romacorp, Inc. and Tony Roma’s, visit http://www.tonyromas.com.