Chef Anthony Russo is a respected name in the culinary world, and his innovative approach to fresh Italian cuisine inspired by his family recipes continues to impress the media.

Recently, Chef Anthony was featured in a series of columns on trendsetting food and cooking siteSerious Eats. He provided creative, approachable expertise about how to use common pantry items in new and unique ways. He spoke about risotto,corn, buttermilk, tahini and cauliflower and inspired Serious Eats’ online readership of around 5 million unique monthly visitors to explore new ways to use common ingredients.

In addition to its online traction, Serious Eats has a dedicated social media following of approximately 130,000 Facebook followers, 340,000 Twitter followers and 110,000 Pinterest followers. All in all, Chef Anthony’s articles garnered more than 27 million impressions, spreading the Russo’s New York Pizzeria and Russo’s Coal-Fired Italian Kitchen names to the far reaches of the globe.

When you join the Russo’s Restaurants franchise, you’re not just buying a restaurant. You’re joining a team of dedicated culinary professionals who are leading the restaurant industry with the latest trends, infusing innovation with a rich Italian history.

Each of the Russo’s concepts are chef-driven, which is extremely attractive to fast casual diners. A recent Zagat survey noted that 78 percent of guests are strongly in favor of restaurants that are chef-inspired and chef-driven.

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