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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 is quickly developing 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.

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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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CHEF DRIVEN

BRAND

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.

DESIGNED FOR

GROWTH

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

Start-Up Costs

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

Great Investments.
Great Returns.

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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Russo’s New York Pizzeria in Clearwater Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

December 6, 2017 – By Joey Jiracek

Russo’s New York Pizzeria in Clearwater, Florida recently celebrated its one-year anniversary and gave away free pizza for a year to one lucky guest. Along with that exciting raffle, guests and customers also had the opportunity to enjoy food and wine specials along with the introduction of several new menu items.

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Russo’s New York Pizzeria Opens Second Austin Restaurant

November 7, 2017 By Amy Lecza

One of Austin’s most highly anticipated restaurant openings of the year, Russo’s New York Pizzeria, opened mid-September at The Arboretum at 10721 Research Boulevard in Austin.

“Russo’s is an admired name in the restaurant industry,” said Amin Esar, local restaurateur and owner of the new Russo’s New York Pizzeria. “Every dish on our menu, whether it’s pizza, calzones or pasta, is handcrafted and made with fresh ingredients. You’d be hard-pressed to find this authenticity anywhere else in the area and I can’t wait to bring it to the community – Benvenuto, Austin!”

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It’s National Pizza Month – Celebrate with Russo’s!

October 6, 2017 – By Amy Lecza

It’s the best month of the year – National Pizza Month! If the craving for hot, fresh pizza has hit you this month, be sure to stop by your nearest Russo’s for a slice of the fun! Not ready to leave the couch for dinner? No problem – Russo’s delivers! Check out our map to see your closest Russo’s.

Take a look at the graphic below for more cool pizza facts.

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Russo’s Franchisee Guillermo Medellin Named 2017 'Franchisee of the Year'

October 6, 2017 – By Amy Lecza

Russo’s Restaurants is pleased to announce seasoned franchise owner Guillermo Medellin as the recipient of its coveted “Franchisee of the Year” award.

Winners are recognized annually at the International Franchise Association’s gala held during its Public Affairs Conference in Washington, D.C. The award is presented by participating franchisors and honors sales achievements, dedication to industry advocacy and community leadership..

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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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More businesses open, scheduled to reopen in Lake Houston area

November 10, 2017 – By Julie Silva, julie.silva@chron.com

Business in the Lake Houston area had a big week as several owners reopened their doors after they were devastated from flooding at the end of August.

The Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce is keeping tabs on which businesses in the area have reopened, including businesses that are not members of the chamber. Data from the Federal Emergency Management Agency shows that 40 percent of small businesses do not reopen after a disaster and the chamber’s goal is to see more than 60 percent reopen.

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Russo’s New York Pizzeria in Kingwood Free Pizza – Nov. 10 – 12

November 8, 2017 – By https://www.kingwood.com/

When: Saturday, Nov. 11th, 2017
Time: 11am – 2 pm (Nov. 10 – 12)
Where: Russo’s New York Pizzeria – Kingwood
42 N Main Street, Kingwood, TX 77339

Cost: Free
Categories: Community, Food & Drink

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Where’s the Best Pizza in Houston?

November 4, 2017 – By NATALIE HARMS

October was National Pizza Month, and I took this as my personal mission to eat as much pizza as I possibly could in order to make this list for you. YOU ARE WELCOME.

OK, I know this is completely subjective, but these are some of my favorite ‘za spots to enjoy a slice.

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Russo’s New York Pizzeria Opens Second Austin Restaurant

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.

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Russo’s Restaurants Names Two-time World Champion Pizza Maker Vincenzo Lavecchia as Corporate Chef

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.

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Chef Anthony Russo Unveils Strategy to Bring Russo’s Restaurants Concepts to Asia

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.

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