Romacorp, Inc., parent company of Tony Roma’s and TR Fire Grill, announced that Stephen K. Judge has joined as its new president and chief executive officer. Judge joins Romacorp with more than 25 years of experience in the restaurant and hospitality industries, and has worked with some of the nation’s top brands including Bonefish Grill, Seasons 52, MGM Grand, Rosewood Hotels and Resorts, and Princess Cruises.
The new CEO joins Romacorp as Tony Roma’s is growing in popularity across the globe with around 150 locations in more than 30 countries. The brand is currently planning new locations in North America, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Europe, and the Middle East. Romacorp is also expanding its newest restaurant concept, TR Fire Grill, a chef-inspired American bistro dedicated to crafting fresh, artisanal culinary experiences using locally sourced ingredients.
“It’s an exciting time at Romacorp, and Stephen’s extensive experience and strong operations expertise will bring immense knowledge and innovation to Tony Roma’s,” says Scott Wilson, chairman of the board of Romacorp and managing director at Highland Capital Management LP. “Stephen is a great fit for our company and a tremendous leader, and we look forward to having him guide our company’s continued growth as we serve millions of guests around the world.”
Before coming to Romacorp, Judge was President of Bonefish Grill. Prior to Bonefish Grill, Judge was President of Seasons 52, Vice President of Food & Beverage at MGM Grand, and Vice President of Operations at Rosewood Hotels and Resorts.