Monday, December 4, 2017

TONY ROMA’S RIBS-EATING CONTEST GETS INTO MALAYSIA BOOK OF RECORDS

My children and I witnessed Tony Roma's Ribs-eating contest at IOI City Mall recently. We were surprised at how fast some of the contestants ate. It was our first time seeing this although it was Tony Roma's fifth ribs-eating contest.  This year the participants had the chance to be acknowledged in the Malaysia Book of Records for their feats, aside from winning free meals at Tony Roma’s for an entire year.


Muhammad Amir Bin Ayub (2nd from right) and Farrah Dayana A. Othman (2nd from left) with their Malaysia Book of Records certificates and grand prizes of free meals at Tony Roma’s for a year. Pictured with the winners are Nurasyikin Ramli, representative of Malaysia Book of Records (left) and Muhammad Adam Mah, Brand General Manager of Tony Roma’s Malaysia (right)


It was an intense challenge for the ten male and ten female finalists and the crowd couldn’t resist cheering for the finalists while they ‘attacked’ the beef ribs, getting BBQ sauce smeared all over their faces in the process. While the ladies got a maximum of ten minutes to finish five beef ribs, the men have to finish ten beef ribs within 15 minutes.


According to a spokesperson from the Malaysia Book of Records, the Tony Roma’s Ribs-Eating contest is an interesting record attempt and opened to all Tony Roma’s customers. The winners’ achievements will be officially endorsed and recorded in the Malaysia Book of Records as the Fastest Man/Woman in the Tony Roma’s Ribs-Eating contest.


Muhammad Amir Bin Ayub was crowned Champion in the Men’s category with a time of seven minutes and 59 seconds, and he was acknowledged as the ‘Fastest Man to Eat 10 Beef Ribs’ in the Malaysia Book of Records. He was also the winner of Tony Roma’s World First Lamb Ribs-Eating Contest 2016 grand finale in Melaka for the Men’s category.

On the other hand, Farrah Dayana A. Othman grabbed the title in the Female’s category at five minutes and 50 seconds, and she was acknowledged as the ‘Fastest Woman to Eat 5 Beef Ribs’ in the Malaysia Book of Records.
Said George Ang, Chief Executive Officer of Grand Companions Sdn. Bhd, the franchise holder of Tony Roma’s Malaysia, “Through this Ribs-Eating Contest, we would like to highlight that Tony Roma’s is more than an eatery or a restaurant serving lip-smacking ribs. Rather we are more about delivering a fun and wholesome experience for the whole family.”


“2017 marks a special year for us because Tony Roma’s worldwide is celebrating its 45th anniversary. With the year coming to an end, we are proud to celebrate it with Tony Roma’s loyal customers through this ribs-eating contest,” added George Ang.
Earlier before the Ribs-Eating Contest, the crowd at IOI City Mall got to take part in the ‘Fries & Pepsi’ Eating Challenge with the top prize of a 32” LCD television up for grabs. There were also other games like ‘Wheel of Fortune’ and quizzes where the crowd took home prizes such as Tony Roma’s limited edition merchandise and food and cash vouchers.


To participate in the Ribs-eating contest, all customers had to do was purchase the Tony Roma’s Ribs Entrée at any of Tony Roma’s 12 outlets in Peninsular Malaysia between 2 October and 19 November 2017.
For more information about Tony Roma’s, visit www.tonyromas.com.my.

About Tony Roma’s
“Providing an Amazing Experience to Our Team Members and Guests” is the company mission of Tony Roma’s, one of the most globally recognizable names in the industry. A full service, casual dining family restaurant, Tony Roma’s is where you can find premier BBQ ribs and steaks in over 150 family restaurant locations on six continents.
Since the first outlet was opened in Florida in 1972, Tony Roma’s has focused on serving its signature BBQ beef and lamb ribs, world famous Onion Loaf and Kickin’ Shrimp, seafood, steaks, pasta, chicken, sandwiches and burgers. The company has won numerous awards across the U.S. for the “Best Ribs” and also has won nationally acclaimed industry recognition as “The Best Ribs in America”.
In Malaysia, Tony Roma’s is not just a place for ribs anymore. The menu has been expanded to include variety for all guests; not just rib eaters. Available is an extensive selection of seafood, steaks, chicken, lamb, salad, sandwiches and burger entrées along with the most unique appetizers and mini desserts. All food items served are suitable for Muslim consumption. In the Klang Valley, there are nine Tony Roma’s outlets while two are located in Johor, one in Melaka and one in Kuching, Sarawak.
Malaysia was announced as the Regional Training Centre (RTC) for Tony Roma’s Asia Pacific during the third quarter of 2014. Due to its highly skilled professionals, easy accessibility and cost-effectiveness, Malaysia proved to be the ideal location for the RTC. The comprehensive training provided to Tony Roma’s employees across the region includes customer service, cooking, food preparation, food hygiene, supply chain and cost management, using the latest kitchen equipment and operational procedures.




19 comments:

  1. I could never finish my ribs when I go to Tony Roma's so I take my hats off to the winners!

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    1. Those ribs are big and I am sure I can't finish them too.

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  2. I love Tony Romans many years ago before its introduce in Malaysia. I remember that was in Hong Kong my 1st tried of thier ribs

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    1. Their ribs are very delicious and tasty. I only tried them in Malaysia.

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  3. Juicy ribs! Wish I could join the contest

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    1. Look out for next year's Tony Roma eating contest.

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  4. Such an interesting competition! I am really bad in eating ribs! I can't believe they finish eating in such short time!

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    1. The ladies finished 5 ribs and men 10 ribs! One rib is so filling for me.

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  5. i love this kind of competition... hahaha...
    love eating!!

    racheal_foodilifecious

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    1. Maybe you can try to join their next eating competition.

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  6. Waaa look amazing for Tony Roma Contest.. Eating ribs.. Delicios

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  7. I love eating! And this eating contest is just amazing. I wish I'm one of the participant there, Lol!

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    1. You can join their next year eating competition.

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  8. I know Tony Romas and i like their roast steaks. So sad they closed their shop near my building.
    Wow the winner did their best! Congratulations!

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    1. Hope Tony Roma's open another one near your place.

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  9. What a contest! I wish I could have witnessed it live. Congratulations to all who participated, win or not.

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    1. Congrats to all who participated.

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    2. The competition held same date every year?

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