CHEF RUSSO'S STORY

AN ENTREPRENUER EMERGES

The son of first-generation Italian immigrants finds his passion for food.

In 1978, his father opened Russo’s Italian Restaurant, which quickly became a local favorite. Using the family recipe for hand-tossed dough, sauce made from fresh-crushed California vine-ripened tomatoes, and imported Italian cheese blends, Anthony became the sole owner and chef of his first restaurant Russo’s Pizza in the early 80s.

A few years later, he moved his pizzeria to Houston, he continued to grow his small family-style restaurant concept. For almost a decade, Anthony refined his menu using classic Italian family recipes and honed in on the perfect New York style pizza.

Meanwhile, he developed his kitchen concept to maintain a casual dining experience while having less overhead. In 1992, Russo’s New York Pizzeria opened in downtown Houston, Texas, and proved to be a model for franchising success.

Chef Russo has been recognized for his remarkably fresh food using premium ingredients

CHEF RUSSO'S COMMITMENT

Chef Anthony’s commitment to maintaining the freshest products ensures that all customers who walk through the door, experience the Russo Family promise “if it isn’t fresh, don’t serve it” is the Russo Family promise. Regardless of which Russo’s location or concept they’re visiting, receive the bona fide Russo’s experience.
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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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