Russo's New York Pizzeria and Italian Kitchen, 22811 Morton Ranch, is now open in Katy. The pizza restaurant was founded by Anthony Russo at the very young age of 18. Seven years later, he opened the first Russo's in downtown Houston in 1992. Read more at HoustonPress.

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In the highly competitive world of entrepreneurship, owning a franchise can be an enticing opportunity. Among the many options available, pizza franchises have consistently proven to be a recipe for success. In this blog, we will explore the numerous benefits that come with owning a pizza franchise and why it can be a rewarding venture for aspiring business owners.

From well known national brands, to smaller emerging franchises, there is no shortage of options. While both come with certain benefits of ownership, we’re going to look at smaller franchises, specifically, Russo’s New York Pizzeria.

Why Buy A Franchise

To begin franchising, a brand must have a proven business model with strong and consistent sales over several years. The model needs to have been replicated with a system of processes and procedures that can be replicated anywhere. 

This is what makes buying a franchise such an attractive option for many entrepreneurs. A lot of the hardest work has already been done for you. New owners are given everything they need to open their own successful franchise, including the business model, training, an established reputation, streamlined systems and operations, marketing and advertising support, and buying power. 

Comprehensive Training and Support:

Investing in a Russo’s Pizzeria franchise gives you access to comprehensive training programs and ongoing support from the corporate office. Our structured training equips you with the necessary knowledge and skills to run a successful pizza business. From operations management to marketing strategies, you are able to rely on our expertise and guidance to navigate challenges and maximize your chances of success.

3. Streamlined Operations and Systems:

One of the key benefits of owning a pizza franchise is the availability of well-established operational systems. Russo’s Pizzeria has already refined our recipes, ingredients, and cooking techniques, ensuring consistency and quality across all franchise locations. Moreover, we provide access to efficient supply chains, standardized equipment, and technology platforms, making day-to-day operations more streamlined and easier to manage.

4. Marketing and Advertising Support:

Marketing is a crucial aspect of any business, and our franchise excels in this area. We invest in national and local marketing campaigns, which not only promotes the brand but also benefits individual franchisees in your own local market. By participating in these campaigns, you benefit from increased brand visibility, customer awareness, and foot traffic. Additionally, the collective marketing efforts of the franchise network can help you reach a wider audience and compete effectively against local competitors.

5. Your Choice of Restaurant Concept

We don’t believe in the one size fits all approach, which is why we offer 3 different restaurant concepts to choose from, including the simplest pizza delivery design, a casual dining design, and a full-service concept.

Russo’s History

Russo’s story begins in New Jersey, where founder Anthony Russo grew up. As the child of Italian immigrants, much of his time was spent in a kitchen, where he learned how to cook using recipes brought over from Italy. In the early 1980’s, Russo opened his first restaurant, eventually moving to Houston, where he spent nearly a decade perfecting his recipes and restaurant concept. Russo’s has now grown to 50 locations domestic and international. 

Chef Anthony is committed to maintaining the freshest products and ensuring that every customer experiences the Russo Family promise, “if it isn’t fresh, don’t serve it”. Regardless of which Russo’s location or concept they’re visiting, customers receive the bona fide Russo’s experience.

Russo’s has earned its stellar reputation by always using the freshest ingredients and maintaining consistently high quality for every item on the menu, across every location. Having perfected his restaurant model and proving its success, Russo’s Pizzeria now has nationwide franchise opportunities.

As an emerging franchise brand, you’ll get a more personalized onboarding experience and have the opportunity to grow with us as one of our pioneer franchisees, get comprehensive support, and a proven business model. From streamlined operations to marketing support and cost savings, the benefits of owning a Russo’s Pizzeria franchise are numerous. 
If you’d like more information about our franchise opportunities, visit, or call us directly at (346) 857-0099. 

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In a world filled with diverse cuisines, one dish has managed to capture the hearts and taste buds of people from all walks of life – pizza! Beyond being just a delectable treat, pizza has become a symbol of togetherness and a catalyst for creating unforgettable memories. Behind every mouthwatering slice, there lies a fascinating journey of entrepreneurship and dedication, embodied by the pizza franchise owners who have turned their passion for this iconic dish into a thriving business.

In this exclusive report, we take you on a flavorsome adventure into the lives of Russo’s New York Pizzeria Franchise owners who have not only conquered the competitive culinary landscape but also breathed life into their dreams. Each owner shares their unique experiences, challenges, and triumphs in the relentless pursuit of making the perfect pie.

We'll hear firsthand accounts of how these visionary entrepreneurs have navigated through the ups and downs of the industry, leveraging innovation, community engagement, and an unwavering commitment to quality.

Whether you're an aspiring entrepreneur, a pizza enthusiast, or simply curious about the extraordinary journey of these franchise owners, we promise to leave you hungry for more.

So grab a slice of your favorite pizza, get comfortable, and get ready to savor the experiences and insights from the Russo’s New York Pizzeria franchise world!

‘Hi, my name is Jamie. I'm new to Russo's as a franchisee and we're opening a new store this fall in Katy, Morton Ranch 99. And we're really excited to start. We chose Katy because Katy it's been for a while now a big development center in the suburbs of Houston. There's a lot of people from Venezuela, a lot of people from Mexico and Andalus. And they're used to good food. So we wanted to provide the food me and my family liked as a customer for them and be a service for the community.
It all started around five or six years ago. We were coming from Mexico. We found Russo's as a customer. We were looking for some good pizza around. By word of mouth, we found Russo's close to Galleria. We started ordering to go to Russo's. My kids loved the pesto pasta. Since then, every time we flew into Houston, we would dedicate one pizza night through the week to get some Russo's pasta and pizza. So that's when our love to Russo's started.

We always thought of Russo's as a pizza place. Actually, it's a whole Italian restaurant. So there's a whole menu behind the pizzas that you should try. It's really good. The pastas, the salads, even desserts are really good. So that was the first thing I noticed going through different facilities. And then another thing, Anthony always says that fresh ingredients are a priority here. I could look at it first hand and that is true.

I still love the Italian sausage pizza and I get to know that it's made from scratch in the restaurants. It's not a sausage that you go and buy somewhere. So that's one of the reasons that I love it. It's fresh, you taste it and it's nothing you've tasted before because it's not a commercial recipe. I was really glad that we chose Russo's as our business.’

Russo’s New York Pizzeria Franchise definitely stands as a reputable and trustworthy pizza franchise that not only delivers mouthwatering pizzas to its customers but also empowers aspiring entrepreneurs to achieve their dreams of owning a successful pizza business. Through strong support systems, exceptional products, and a genuine sense of community, Russo’s New York Pizzeria Franchise continues to make its mark in the competitive world of pizza franchising, leaving a lasting impression on both its customers and franchise owners alike. With the overwhelming evidence of satisfied franchisees, it is evident that Russo’s New York Pizzeria Franchise is not just another pizza franchise; it is an opportunity for success and a pathway to fulfilling entrepreneurial journeys.
Join the Russo’s family today! Call Anthony Russo at (346) 857-0099 to discuss this unique pizza delivery franchise business opportunities.

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NEW CANEY, Texas -(BUSINESS WIRE)- July 28, 2023 - Russo's New York Pizzeria & Italian Kitchen proudly welcomes its newest franchisee, Jeff Lewis, who just opened a new location at 21572 Market Pl Dr. SPACE 100, New Caney, TX 77357. The addition of this pizza franchise marks an exciting milestone for the company in expanding its presence in the vibrant New Caney area. Read More at

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*The following data involves historic performance information for Domestic Restaurants corporate- or affiliate-owned, open and operating under effective Franchise Agreements by the same franchisee for fiscal year 2021. There are 35 franchised domestic Russo’s New York Pizzeria Restaurants operating under effective Franchise Agreements as of December 31, 2021. 30 of which had been open for 12 months or longer. The following results include (a) the average Gross Sales for the 24 Domestic Russo’s New York Pizzeria Restaurants that were franchisee owned, open, and operated for fiscal 2021. (b) The cash flows for the FOUR (4) company-owned Russo’s New York Pizzeria Restaurants operated for fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. Because we do not maintain the accounting records of our franchisees, we are unable to make any representation to the reliability of the financial data provided by franchised Restaurants.
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