A Premier Pizza Franchise Rooted in Italian Family Traditions.


Russo’s New York Pizzeria and Italian Kitchen is Expanding with New Territories Available.
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The Global Pizza Market is Increasing Demand

Fortune Business Insights predicts the global pizza market will boom, hitting $211 billion by 2028, showing a hefty 6% growth.

For 25 years, Russo’s New York Pizzeria and Italian Kitchen has grown across the US and globally, including in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and the Philippines. With 50+ locations and dedicated franchisees, our mission is to share authentic New York-style pizza and Little Italy flavors worldwide. Our success is built on the Russo family’s pledge: “If it isn’t fresh, don’t serve it.”

Our secret sauce? Exceptional food combined with an outstanding family experience. Expanding into new markets, we’re introducing authentic New York-style pizza and fresh-made pasta where it’s currently unavailable.

We’re propelling our expansion into new markets with a multi-unit incentive program, aiming for 100+ locations by 2026. Partnering with new franchisees, we’re spreading the authentic taste of New York-style pizza to regions like Nevada, Texas, Utah, Florida, Arizona, North Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado, Nebraska, Georgia, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and beyond, including international markets.


New Caney, Texas

Come experience the Russo’s difference at our brand-new location in New Caney, Texas. From our handcrafted pizzas to our hearty pasta dishes, join us as we bring a slice of the Big Apple to the New Caney community.


Katy, Texas

Welcome to the newest addition to the Russo’s New York Pizzeria and Italian Kitchen family, nestled right here in Morton Ranch, Houston, Texas! Prepare your taste buds for a culinary journey filled with authentic New York-style pizza and mouthwatering Italian dishes.


Doha, Qatar

Russo’s New York Pizzeria and Italian Kitchen is thrilled to announce the grand opening of our newest international location in Qatar! Get ready to indulge in the authentic flavors of New York-style pizza and Italian cuisine right here in Qatar.

What Sets Us Apart from the Competition?

At Russo’s New York Pizzeria and Italian Kitchen, we prioritize quality over convenience by adhering to Old Country-style cooking. Every bite bursts with authentic flavor. We cater to modern tastes with gluten-free, Halal, and vegan options. Our commitment to excellence is reflected in our use of the finest ingredients for our artisan New York-style pizzas and homemade pasta sauces.

Tastes the difference at Russo’s, where passion for quality shines in every dish.

We Stand by Our Franchisee Success Stories

Jeff Lewis, Northeast Houston ,Texas

Our Ideal Franchisee

Since we began franchising in 1999, we’ve sought franchisees with entrepreneurial flair, local business acumen, cultural insight, and strong personal networks. These qualities are essential for sharing our passion for exceptional Italian cuisine and authentic New York-style pizza. With 57 locations and growing, you’ll lead your own franchise, backed by over 100 years of combined experience to ensure your business thrives.

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Benefits of 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's Family


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.


Franchise Disclosure:

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


Discovery Day:

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


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.


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.


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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