Our Process

What Happens When?

From the initial contact to your first restaurant opening, we have a standard procedure for franchise candidates that usually takes nine months to a year from the initial contact to the opening of your first Russo’s Restaurant.

The Timeline

APPLICATION ONLINE

At the initial contact, we’ll ask you to provide some basic information about yourself and indicate where you would like to introduce a Russo’s restaurant. On this website, you can download a package of information about becoming a Russo’s Franchise Partner, our brand, and our recent successful growth and its future potential.

If you’d like to begin now, complete this form and we’ll reach back out to you.

MORE INFORMATION

We’ll ask you to provide more information about your finances to help us evaluate your application.

You’ll also sign the Confidentiality/Non-Disclosure Agreement, which is necessary to assure the security of all information that we exchange during the candidacy process. A signed and returned NDA is necessary for us to proceed.

PHONE INTERVIEW

Together we’ll schedule a telephone call with our franchise representative. In this first person-to-person contact, we’ll ask about your experience, current projects, vision of how you would like develop Russo’s in this country or elsewhere, how you got to know Russo’s, etc. We’ll answer whatever general questions you may have about our company.

DISCOVERY DAY

We’ll help you organize visits to one or more Russo’s locations, where you can meet some of our representatives and successful franchisees, tour their restaurants, and learn about their experiences as Russo’s franchise owners.

CONTRACT TALKS

You and your representatives will meet with our team to negotiate, and if necessary, to adapt the Development and Franchise Agreements to local regulations.

SIGNING THE CONTRACT

Once all details have been finalized by our legal team, the moment has arrived to welcome your team to the Russo’s family by signing the Franchise Agreement. A Development Agreement will then follow suit, as you gradually expand in accordance with our agreed time schedule.

LOCATION SEARCH

Once you’ve completed Discovery Days, you’ll be well prepared to start evaluating locations for your restaurant. Location is essential, and we’ll partner with you to make sure this critical task receives everyone’s full attention.

PRE-OPENING OF THE RESTAURANT

In cooperation with us and our partners, you’ll plan and construct your first restaurant, hire and train restaurant management and staff, and set up the supply chain.

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COST AND FEES

LIQUID CAPITAL REQUIRED

$250,000 to $800,000

NET WORTH REQUIRED

$800,000

TOTAL INVESTMENT FOR SINGLE UNIT*

$490,200 to $1,490,000

FRANCHISE FEE

$49,500

ROYALTY FEE

6%

BUSINESS TYPE

Pizza and Italian Franchise

INDUSTRY

Food Service

FINANCING ASSISTANCE

Available, Via Third Party

TRAINING AND SUPPORT

Yes – Pre-Opening, Opening and Ongoing

*Multi-unit opportunity available

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