Romacorp, Inc., the parent company of Tony Roma’s, challenges fans everywhere to support children in their own community by purchasing a Make-A-Wish Fundraising Card, March 1–April 11. With the purchase of a fundraising card, guests will receive four appetizers for just $20, an amazing deal as each card is valued at nearly $50. The local Make-A-Wish chapter will receive $10 for each card sold at participating Tony Roma’s, ensuring the proceeds benefit children directly within the local community.

“Over the years, Tony Roma’s has worked hard to be active members of every local Tony Roma’s community, an effort that has enabled us to better define and strengthen the emotional bonds we have with each of our amazing guests,” says Jim Rogers, Chief Marketing Officer at Romacorp, Inc. “Through our partnership with Make-A-Wish, Tony Roma’s is able to think on a large global scale while directly benefitting the local communities that make our fan base so strong. We are proud to think globally, act locally and make a difference.”

Having served families for more than 45 years, Tony Roma’s is truly interwoven into the fabric of each local community it serves. With the help of fundraisers like this, Tony Roma’s has the ability to enact change on a personal level. Make-A-Wish grants a wish somewhere in the world every 34 minutes, and the organization has granted more than 300,000 wishes since its inception in 1980. The Make-A-Wish Fundraising Card program builds on this strong philanthropic partnership and brings the fundraising effort to communities across the United States and beyond.

“The support Make-A-Wish receives from Tony Roma’s plays an integral part in changing the lives of wish kids everywhere,” said Kathryn Vroman, president & CEO of Make-A-Wish Central & Northern Florida. “With the purchase of each ‘appetizing’ Make-A-Wish Fundraising Card, a little piece of magic is sparked in the life of a child with a life-threatening medical condition, and for many of our ‘wish kids’, a spark of magic is the motivation they need to keep fighting.”

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