TR Fire Grill, which came into being in late 2013 when the Tony Roma’s restaurant on South Semoran Boulevard just north of Orlando International Airport was remodeled and rebranded, will close on September 8. On September 30, a new TR Fire Grill will open at Winter Park’s Ravaudage development at the corner of Lee Road and U.S. Highway 17-92.
Romacorp, the Orlando based parent company of Tony Roma’s restaurants, is characterizing the closing/opening as a relocation to the Winter Park site. There are more than 150 Tony Roma restaurants worldwide — the first opened 40 years ago in North Miami — but just one TR Fire Grill, which is described as a “chef-inspired American bistro with cuisine from globally-recognized Chef Bob Gallagher,” someone I’m unfamiliar with.
I’m holding out hope that TR has learned a few things since I first reviewed the restaurant in May of last year.