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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.







$444,350 to $1,495,500


Pizza and Italian Franchise


Food Service


Available, Via Third Party


Yes – Pre-Opening, Opening And Ongoing

*Multi-unit opportunity available

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Next Generation Pizza & Italian



Chef Driven Brand

Its all about the food! “If it isn’t fresh, don’t serve it” is Chef Russo’s brand promise for over 30 years.



Agressive Growth

Russo’s has a flexible store concept that allows for store sizes ranging from 1,200 to 4,000 plus square feet.



Start-Up Costs

The total investment for a single restaurant is estimated to be around between $395,000 to $950,000.

Great Investment.
Impressive Margins.

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.

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Taste the Flavors of Summer with Russo’s New Menu

July 12, 2018 – By Amy Lecza

For guests looking to embrace unique ingredients and gourmet flavors as they peak in freshness during the summer, Russo’s is excited to debut its new menu items. Chef Anthony Russo, the culinary mastermind behind Russo’s Restaurants, has hand-picked the freshest seasonal flavors to highlight on the menu, including cauliflower, greens, figs, truffles and olives.

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Russo’s Giant Party Pizza Feeds Large Crowds and Delivers Great Taste

July 11, 2018 – By Amy Lecza

This authentic New York style pizza that feeds 10 people is the biggest pizza you can have delivered to your door!

Whether you’re hosting a tailgate party or an office luncheon, there’s one food that satisfies almost every palate: pizza. And Russo’s New York Pizzeria delivers the best catering services that will ensure that guests get the best pizza pies for a lip-smacking experience.

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What is a franchise fee?

May 18, 2018 – By Amy Lecza

The money that franchisees invest in the proprietary franchising system is what is known as the franchise fee. The fee essentially grants entrepreneurs the rights to operate an independent location of that franchise at a certain location under the brand name. Paying the upfront franchise fee unlocks the door to the franchisors’ proprietary business systems and more.

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Russo’s Offers Online Ordering and Delivery for Added Convenience

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.

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Russo’s Organizes Successful Fundraiser for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

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.

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Russo’s New York Pizzeria Opens In Cedar Park

April 1, 2018 – By – 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.

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Chef Chat: Anthony Russo Talks the Importance of Ingredients and Keeping it Fresh

January 10, 2018 – By KATE MCLEAN –

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.

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A Restaurant’s Survival Guide to Natural Disasters

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.

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After Harvey damage, Russo’s New York Pizzeria reopens in Kingwood’s Town Center

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.

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Chef Anthony Russo’s intros new varieties of handmade frozen pizza

November 14, 2017 – By Vivian Lee

HOUSTON — Chef Anthony Russo’s unveiled at PLMA Italian-style meat lovers and prosciutto and fig handmade frozen pizzas with both gluten-free and New York–style crusts. These two new varieties bring the company’s portfolio to a total of eight.

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Russo’s New York Pizzeria in Clearwater Celebrates One Year Anniversary with Free Pizza for a Year

July 13, 2018

By All Points Public Relations

Owners of Authentic New York-style Pizza Restaurant Thank Clearwater Community for Support, First Year in Business

CLEARWATER, Fla. – In celebration of its anniversary and to thank its extraordinary fan base, residents and guests are invited to Russo’s New York Pizzeria in Clearwater on Saturday November, 11 for a chance to win free pizza for a year. Guests who dine-in or carry out throughout the day can drop their name in a raffle for a chance to win one free large pizza every week for one year. Those planning to stop by for dinner can also expect wine specials and the introduction of several new menu items.

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Franchising Magnate Jeff Moosa Adds Russo’s Restaurants to Portfolio; Acquires Richardson Location

July 13, 2018

By All Points Public Relations

Deal Signed with Prominent Restaurateur Zafar “Jeff” Moosa to Expand Brand’s Texas Footprint

RICHARDSON, Texas – Russo’s Restaurants announced today a development deal with distinguished franchising entrepreneur Zafar “Jeff” Moosa. Backed with more than 30 years of experience in the restaurant franchising industry, Moosa adds the Russo’s name to his portfolio through the acquisition of the Richardson, Texas Russo’s Coal-Fired Italian Kitchen, located at 700 E Campbell Rd. Through the agreement, he will also significantly expand Russo’s Restaurants’ Texas footprint across Dallas, Fort Worth and San Antonio.

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Entrepreneur Magazine Named Russo’s Restaurant Top 200 Food and Restaurant Franchises of 2018

July 13, 2017

By All Points Public Relations

Russo’s New York Pizzeria Ranked #24 in Full-service Restaurants

HOUSTON – Russo’s New York Pizzeria was recently ranked number 24 on Entrepreneur “Top 200 Food and Restaurant Franchises List of 2018”.

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