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Cost to Open a Pizza Franchise

During the qualifying phase, our team will evaluate your financial status, character, and experience. Here’s a quick glance at what we’ll be looking for:

Good credit standing
A sound background in business development
The ability to work independently within the Russo’s brand
A good standing within the community
Financing information available upon request

Financial requirements to open a pizza franchise:

1 Unit

$250k
liquid capital

$550k
net worth

2 Units

$350k
liquid capital

$850k
net worth

3 Units

$500k
liquid capital

$1.3m
net worth

Russo’s offers flexible designs tailored to your needs and market demands, with total investment ranging from $429,250 to $1.5 million for buildout and startup costs.

Start Up Costs*

Each of our locations is tailor-made to suit your market, providing a distinct competitive edge over other pizza or Italian concepts in today’s marketplace. Your total initial investment may vary depending on factors such as the site location, number of seats, design specifications, and square footage.

*The information contained on this website is not an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy a franchise. The franchise information contained herein is not directed to the residents of any particular jurisdiction. The offer of a franchise can only be made through the delivery of a franchise disclosure document. Certain states require that we register the franchise disclosure document in those states. We will not offer or sell franchises in those states until we have registered to do so (or obtained an applicable exemption from registration) and delivered the franchise disclosure document to the prospective franchisee in compliance with applicable law.

Domestic Multi-Unit Growth Incentives

Based on your initial store commitment, you’ll receive a discount on the franchise fee.

Signing 3 Units

$9,000

Discount Per Unit

Signing 5 Unit

$12,000

Discount Per Unit. Includes a 2% reduction in Royalty Fee for the first 52 weeks

*To initiate the opening of each store, participants must satisfy our financial, credit, and operational standards and gain approval from us. If the franchisee is an incorporated entity, partnership, LLC, or similar legal structure, the qualifying participant must retain a minimum of 50% ownership in the entity and in the existing qualifying stores to be eligible for this program. Moreover, the franchisee must adhere to all program prerequisites.

Start-Up Costs

We've meticulously crafted a low-cost business strategy that ranks among the most competitive in the casual dining industry.

liquid capital requirement

$250,000

net worth requirement

$550,000

initial franchise fee

$35,000

investment range

$439,350 - $1,501,000*

*Total initial investment will vary based on design and square footage.

Start-Up Costs

We've meticulously crafted a low-cost business strategy that ranks among the most competitive in the casual dining industry.

liquid capital requirement

$250,000

net worth requirement

$550,000

initial franchise fee

$35,000

investment range

$439,350 - $1,501,000 *

*Total initial investment will vary based on design and square footage.

Start-Up Costs

We've meticulously crafted a low-cost business strategy that ranks among the most competitive in the casual dining industry.

liquid capital requirement

$250,000

net worth requirement

$550,000

initial franchise fee

$35,000

investment range

$439,350 - $1,501,000*

*Total initial investment will vary based on design and square footage.

Franchise Support

Benefits to Owning a Russo’s

Strong unit-level economics: Benefit from high margins with $1,134,000 average unit sales with a low start-up costs of $150,000.

Proven Business Model: Benefit from standardized processes, recipes, and operational guidelines, reducing the risks of starting from scratch.

Training and Support: Benefit from invaluable training and ongoing support from our experienced team, ideal for newcomers to the restaurant industry.

Marketing and Advertising Support: Benefit from marketing and advertising support within our franchise system, driving brand awareness and attracting customers to your location.

Access to Suppliers and Resources: Benefit from pre-negotiated suppliers, leading to cost savings and streamlined logistics for sourcing ingredients and resources.

Potential for Growth: Benefit from multi-unit ownership opportunities to expand your business and geographic reach as a successful franchisee.

Six Steps to Join the Russo Family

1

Request for Consideration Form:

Franchise candidates review Russo’s New York Pizzeria and Italian Kitchen franchise information packet, then submit the completed confidential application to the corporate office.

2

Franchise Disclosure:

The approved candidate receives the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) for review within 14 days, followed by payment of the franchise fee.

3

Discovery Day:

Pre-qualified prospective franchisees are invited to visit the corporate office.

4

Site Selection:

The Russo’s team will review site guidelines and assess if the requested location’s demographics, region, and marketplace align with our criteria.

5

Training and Development:

Your training and orientation will be conducted in Houston, Texas, covering front-of-house and back-of-house operations, processes, and procedures.

6

Grand Opening:

Our operations team will support you throughout your new store opening, assisting with delivery, kitchen setup, staff training, and ensuring a successful grand opening!

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