FAQs

Frequently asked questions

What does the estimated initial investment cover?

In order to become a part of Russo’s New York Pizzeria® Franchise Team, here are some basic requirements:

  • Total capital required: $490,200 to $1,490,000
  • Minimum cash on hand: $250,000
  • Minimum net worth: $800,000
  • Financing by third party
How much does it cost to open a Russo’s?

The cost varies depending on the size of your location. All of our units are custom built. The average can range from $490,200 to $1,490,000.

Is there royalty fee?

Yes, 6 percent. Which gives you the rights to use our trademark, trade secrets, family recipes, support and training materials.

Does Russo’s offer financing?

No, but we do offer third-party financing.

What if I don’t already have a location?

We have a real estate team comprised of experienced industry real estate experts who have located top sites.

Do I need previous restaurant or franchising experience to become a Russo’s franchise?

No experience is necessary. We will train you and your staff.

Is Russo’s offering single and multi-unit restaurant franchise opportunities?

We offer single- and multi-unit restaurant franchise opportunities.

How soon can I expect my Russo’s to open?

Typically, from signing your lease and getting permits for construction, it will take approximately 90 to 120 days.

Where are Russo’s generally located?
We place all of our Russo’s Restaurants in strategic locations in strong urban and suburban markets, focusing on strip centers and lifestyle centers and street retail. We like centers with high-end grocery stores and retailers. Our smallest model is perfect for malls and airports.
Will I receive guidance on purchasing equipment and supplies?

Yes! Since we’ve been building restaurants for more than 35 years, our equipment and supply chain is streamlined and in place – ready to go to work for you.

Will I receive assistance in planning my grand opening?

Yes, we have a marketing strategy that will support your grand opening and social media events.

What does your training program involve?

Russo’s training program lasts 6-8 weeks. No classroom here. You will get hands-on training in a live, existing restaurant, to experience the reality of owning your own restaurant.

On-site training prior to grand openings

Back-of-the-House training

Front-of-the-House training

Initial store setup

Hands-on crew training

P.O.S. training

Recipe training

Delivery and catering training

Fully supported training

Lead trainer stays one to two weeks post-open

Ongoing support as needed – FSM

How do I get started?

Submit this form and we’ll schedule our Russo’s introduction. We’ll call you to fill you in on additional details.

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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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