Broad Street Licensing Group, the Montclair, N.J., agent for the Tony Roma Restaurant brand, brokered a deal with Ruprecht Co., Mundelein, Ill., for an extensive line of sous vide meats, including ribs and BBQ for retail.

“By leveraging Ruprecht’s restaurant-quality meats and working in cooperation with Tony Roma’s award-winning culinary team, Tony Roma’s ribs and BBQ meats sold in U.S. retail channels will taste just like the world-class product sold in Tony Roma’s restaurants around the world,” says Stephen Judge, president and CEO of Romacorp, Inc, the Orlando, Fla.-based parent company of Tony Roma’s. “We are excited to work with Ruprecht and leverage their sous vide cooking method, ensuring Tony Roma’s retail products will be produced without preservatives, retain greater nutritional content and be the best-tasting and safest product possible for our customers and their families.”

“Ruprecht Co. is thrilled to be working with such an iconic global brand to bring Tony Roma’s great flavors into retail,” says Walter Sommers, president of Ruprecht. “We are looking forward to bringing exciting new items and Tony Roma’s classics to retail shelves across the country.”

In March 2016, the Tony Roma’s brand of pre-cooked refrigerated meats underwent a packaging makeover.