Tony Roma’s announced the grand opening of its first restaurant in Myanmar.

The restaurant is located in the country’s former capital city of Yangon, the commercial center and largest city in the country with a population of more than five million people.

“We are excited to work with such a great franchise partner in APEX Food and Beverages Co. to bring the Tony Roma’s brand to Myanmar,” says Ken Myres, president of Romacorp, Inc., the parent company of Tony Roma’s.

“Kyaw Soe Win and his team bring a strong passion for our brand and a unique understanding of the local market that we are confident will help establish the Tony Roma’s brand as a new favorite for their guests,” he says.

The 6,400 square foot restaurant has a total of 210 seats including three VIP rooms, a full-service bar, and a two-story dining room. The restaurant is situated in one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in Yangon, on a street known for its restaurants and nightlife.

“Earlier this year, I had the honor to dine in a Tony Roma’s restaurant and fell in love with the food, service culture, and, of course, their world famous ribs,” says Kyaw Soe Win, managing director for APEX Foods and Beverages Co.

“We are excited to bring Tony Roma’s to the people of Myanmar, the first such venture of a Western casual dining brand in our country.  Our restaurant is located in a growing, cosmopolitan area where residents are searching for new tastes, and we are delighted to introduce Tony Roma’s American fare so our guests can indulge in our ribs, steaks and seafood,” he says.

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