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Pizza Franchise Opportunity
in Europe

Russo’s New York Pizzeria and Italian Kitchen, a leading pizza franchise with strong family traditions at its core, is in the process of expanding into new territories.

About Russo’s Family

For the past 25 years, Russo’s New York Pizzeria and Italian Kitchen has steadily grown its presence in the United States and internationally, with establishments in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and the Philippines. Boasting a network of over 57 locations and dedicated franchise partners, our mission is to deliver genuine New York-style pizza and a slice of Little Italy to communities around the globe. At the heart of our success lies the Russo family’s unwavering commitment: “If it isn’t fresh, don’t serve it.”

What sets us apart? The perfect blend of exceptional cuisine and a memorable family-friendly atmosphere. With our expansion into fresh territories, we are introducing authentic New York-style pizza and freshly made pasta to regions that have yet to experience these culinary delights.

We are presenting a multi-unit franchise opportunity in Europe as part of our initiative to enter new markets. Our objective is to achieve over 100 locations by 2026. By collaborating with new franchisees, we aim to introduce the flavors of New York-style pizza to your local market.

How do we distinguish ourselves from the competition?

In a pizza industry where convenience often trumps quality, Russo’s New York Pizzeria and Italian Kitchen sets itself apart by staying true to Old Country-style cooking, guaranteeing that every bite bursts with genuine flavors. Embracing contemporary preferences, we provide a range of choices including gluten-free, Halal, and vegan offerings. Our unwavering dedication to excellence ensures that we use only the finest ingredients in crafting each recipe, whether it’s our handcrafted New York-style pizza or our signature pasta sauces.

Discover the Russo’s difference, where a devotion to quality shines through in every dish we serve.

Adaptable restaurant concepts

Discover a harmonious mix of enthusiasm and financial success through Russo’s franchising options. Our thoughtfully designed business frameworks accommodate single-unit and multi-unit investors alike, blending the distinctive Russo’s dining ambiance with exceptional adaptability.

Our inventive restaurant layouts empower you to run operations efficiently with a lean staff, effectively managing labor expenses. Moreover, treat your patrons to our distinctive menu offerings, all meticulously prepared from scratch with attention and expertise.

Step inside our eateries, and be transported to an ambiance reminiscent of Little Italy. Every aspect is carefully curated to deliver an unparalleled dining experience steeped in authenticity.

Restaurant Features:

  • Store Size ranges from 950 – 3,500 sq ft
  • Italian Casual Restaurant with Catering Opportunities
  • Full-Service Dining with Open Kitchen Concept
  • Indoor/Outdoor Patio suited for Private Parties
  • Features a Brick-Oven or Coal-Fired Oven
  • Upscale Menu Items with Optional Full Beer/Wine Bar

6 Benefits to Owning a Russo’s Franchise

1) Strong unit-level economics:

Benefit from high margins with $1,134,000 average unit sales with a low start-up costs of $250,000.

2) Proven Business Model:

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

3) Training and Support:

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

4) Marketing and Advertising Support:

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

5) Access to Suppliers and Resources:

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

6) Potential for Growth:

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

Start-Up Costs

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

Multi-Unit Franchise Opportunity Qualifications:

We offer area development agreements with a 3 to 5-year plan, with the number of stores varying based on the demographics of your area.

  • Liquid Capital Requirement: $750,000
  • Net Worth Requirement: $2,000,000
  • Initial Franchise Fee: $35,000
  • Area Development Fee: $10,000
  • Investment Range: Starting at $395,000 – $950,000*

Franchising in Europe can be an attractive opportunity for many reasons:

Market Potential:
Europe offers a diverse market with varying consumer preferences, providing opportunities for franchise concepts to cater to different tastes and demographics.
Established Infrastructure:
Many European countries have well-developed infrastructure, stable economies, and a strong regulatory environment, which can support the growth and success of franchise businesses.
Cultural Appeal:
European consumers often appreciate quality, authenticity, and innovation, making it an ideal market for franchises offering unique and high-quality products or services.
International Expansion:
Franchising in Europe can serve as a gateway to broader international expansion, as Europe’s geographic location allows for easy access to other markets within the region and beyond.
Supportive Franchising Environment:
Many European countries have established franchise associations, regulations, and support networks that can assist both franchisors and franchisees in navigating the franchising landscape.
Brand Recognition:
Operating a franchise in Europe can enhance brand visibility and credibility, as European consumers often value established and recognized brands.

Overall, franchising in Europe can be a strategic move for businesses looking to expand internationally, capitalize on market opportunities, and tap into a diverse consumer base.

Access to Talent:
Europe is home to a diverse and skilled workforce, providing franchisors with the opportunity to recruit talented employees to support their franchise operations.

Overall, franchising in Europe can be a strategic move for businesses looking to expand internationally, capitalize on market opportunities, and tap into a diverse consumer base.