Ranked No. 25 by Entrepreneur Magazine in the Full-Service Restaurant category of the 2017 Top Food Franchises, and named by Nation’s Restaurant News to the 2016 Top 20 Emerging Brands, Russo’s has quickly developed a successful franchise reputation.
You can join the Russo’s family and own a unique, one-of-a-kind franchise location, under a strong brand umbrella at a lower cost of entry than most competitive brands in the fast-casual industry. Our four revenue streams that are available in each of our restaurant concepts include takeout and delivery, which accounted for 16 percent of the $5.9 billion casual dining experience in 2016. Italian ranks as one of the top food choices and 5 billion pizzas are sold every year – with more than 60 percent of all pizza sales happening in the U.S.
Our three concepts, ranging from counter service at just 1,200 square feet – perfect for malls and airports – to full-service, fast-casual dining at 4,000 plus square feet, offer flexibility to franchisees who are seeking different models and investment price points.
On top of all that, you will be immersed in our commitment to quality ingredients and preparation, so you’ll be sharing our excitement for superior pizza – Italian cuisine with a slice of success. If owning your own franchise is something you’ve always dreamed about, let’s talk about how you can become part of our successful family.
Russo’s sells more than pizza. We sell Naples and New York along with every slice, the sense of “being there.” Russo’s boasts a definite flavor of theatre in its venues–the ambience is as authentic as the menu, for enjoyment that discriminating customers appreciate.
What makes Russo’s unique is our dedication to serving the best-tasting New York-style pizza in every market. Your customers don’t have to live in New York to get a taste of famous New York-style pizza. We can serve it anywhere in the world.
No one understands the power of that more than our franchisees. And they tell the story best.
April 25, 2018 – By Amy Lecza
The Italian restaurant franchise invites customers to indulge in an authentic Old-World gourmet experience and presents a variety of options to do so
The consumers have spoken: According to the 2018 Pizza Power Report, when it comes to pizza and other Italian foods, there is a growing demand for convenience, delivery, customization and speed. The good news? They need look no further than Russo’s, which not only delivers on all four fronts but does so without compromising on one all-important factor: taste.
April 18, 2018 – By Amy Lecza
The Italian restaurant franchise launched the campaign to help the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society as part of its continued commitment to family and community, raising more than $120,000
There are many reasons why Russo’s pizza franchise is at the forefront of the thriving $45.1 billion industry in the United States. The authentic New York pizzeria brings the taste of the Old World right to the table and has won a loyal following all across the United States. Equally important is the Italian restaurant franchise’s relentless focus on culture and positively impacting the communities it serves.
March 23, 2018 – By Joey Jiracek
You’re invited to meet Chef Anthony Russo, the creative culinary mind, founder and CEO of chef-driven concepts Russo’s New York Pizzeria and Russo’s Coal-Fired Italian Kitchen, at the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) Convention & Trade Show. Chef Anthony Russo will be meeting with interested and qualified investors while at the AAHOA Convention & Trade Show (Booth 788).
March 18, 2018 – By Amy Lecza
The Russo’s restaurant franchise borrows heavily from old-world recipes and styles of cooking to deliver great food and memorable experiences
What is the first thing you think of when you think of Italy? Food! Tables heaped with mile-high dishes of pasta topped with fresh tomato sauce, generous slices of pizza, a carafe of wine, family, friends, endless lazy conversations.
April 1, 2018 – By www.wetheitalians.com – Tony Cantu
Russo’s New York Pizzeria, one of the most iconic, authentic New York pizzerias in the Lone Star State, is now open in Cedar Park. The location, which officially opened Monday, March 19, offers authentic New York-style pizzeria.
January 10, 2018 – By KATE MCLEAN – www.houstonpress.com
It’s hard not to fall a little bit in love with Chef Anthony Russo’s genuine, engaging excitement. Maybe it’s that New York, Italian twang he still possesses, even though his family moved to Galveston when he was 12.
November 30, 2017 – By Amanda Baltazar
Every restaurant should be ready for the worst-case scenario.
The news has been hard to miss lately. Four major hurricanes hurtled toward American shores, knocking out power, flooding buildings, and ruining lives and businesses in one fell swoop.
November 14, 2017 – By Tracy Maness
After closing due to damages from Hurricane Harvey, Russo’s New York Pizzeria reopened Oct. 28 at 42 N Main Street, Kingwood. The counter-service restaurant offers a variety of pizza options including specialty flavors, build-your own, a 28-inch party size and giant slices. Guests can also choose from pastas, salads, soups, calzones, wine and bottled beer. 281-361-3100.
October 19, 2017
Authentic New York-style Pizza Brand Joins Roster of Gourmet Eateries in
The Arboretum at Great Hills
AUSTIN, Texas. – The lone star state’s only authentic New York pizzeria is taking its own slice out of central Texas.
One of Austin’s most highly anticipated restaurant openings of the year, Russo’s New York Pizzeria, opened Monday, September 11. Local residents, commuters and visitors can now savor the tastes, aromas and unmistakable ambiance of an authentic New York-style pizzeria. The well-known, chef driven, fast casual Italian restaurant franchise, that brings to life old-world charm and hospitality opens at The Arboretum at 10721 Research Boulevard.
October 19, 2017
HOUSTON – Russo’s Restaurants, which includes Russo’s New York Pizzeria as well as Russo’s Coal-Fired Italian Kitchen, recently appointed award-winning Vincenzo “Enzo” Lavecchia as corporate chef, where he will lead menu expansion, staff development and more.
The new corporate chef will spend time at every Russo’s Restaurants location training managers on proper food preparation and culinary techniques. A native of Italy, Lavecchia will ensure each Italian-inspired dish is as authentic as possible by passing his skills and knowledge on to each location’s kitchen team.
October 19, 2017
Fast-Casual New York Pizzeria and Upscale Coal-Fired Italian Kitchen Targets Malaysia, Singapore and The Philippines for Expansion
HOUSTON – Chef Anthony Russo, the creative culinary mind, founder and CEO of chef-driven concepts Russo’s New York Pizzeria and Russo’s Coal-Fired Italian Kitchen, has announced a growth strategy to expand the brands’ international footprint after successfully launching more than 48 locations worldwide with an additional 35 in development.