Russo’s New York Pizzeria in Clearwater Celebrates One Year Anniversary with Free Pizza for a Year

Owners of Authentic New York-style Pizza Restaurant Thank Clearwater Community for Support, First Year in Business

CLEARWATER, Fla. – In celebration of its anniversary and to thank its extraordinary fan base, residents and guests are invited to Russo’s New York Pizzeria in Clearwater on Saturday November, 11 for a chance to win free pizza for a year. Guests who dine-in or carry out throughout the day can drop their name in a raffle for a chance to win one free large pizza every week for one year. Those planning to stop by for dinner can also expect wine specials and the introduction of several new menu items.

In addition to celebrating one year in business, the restaurant, owned and operated by Mike Daner and his family, is recognizing a milestone in a regular partnership the restaurant has with Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches, which mentors and develops young men and women through several residential care facilities. The Daners have reached the $5000 mark in donations made through “spirit nights” hosted by the restaurant where a certain percentage of proceeds are donated to the organization.

“Russo’s has been a great addition to our Donor Family, raising awareness and funds in support of our mission,” said Wayne Witczak, director of development at Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches. “They have used their business to give back to their community through unconditional support. We look forward to future possibilities and the positive impact they will continue to make on our children and agency.”

A family-owned establishment, the restaurant features a brick oven along with an open-air kitchen as a focal point for the space, which seats 80 guests for lunch and dinner.

The Daners run the restaurant with their wives and have plans to open five more locations in the area. The traditional and inviting restaurant features a full menu of authentic New York-style pizza and Italian dishes. The restaurant blends the freshness of fine ingredients with the magic created around a handcrafted Italian meal.

“It’s amazing how quickly a year can fly by,” said Mike. “We’re thankful to the Clearwater community and will continue to show our gratitude. We’re very appreciative of our relationship with Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches and our other local partnerships. They’ve supported us since day one and we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate – come on by for a night of fun!”

Russo’s New York Pizzeria and its traditional Italian recipes trace their origins to a tight-knit family where the kitchen was the center of activity. Along with its sister brand, Russo’s Coal-Fired Italian Kitchen, Russo’s New York Pizzeria has garnered a cult-like following for its truly authentic and delicious Italian dishes made from the freshest ingredients, and its New York-style pizza. The restaurants blend premium recipes with the freshest ingredients that are all natural with no preservatives, no additives and zero trans-fats. Chef Russo’s family promise, “If it isn’t fresh, don’t serve it!” is the mantra of each and every franchisee who has been certified and mastered the Russo’s brand operating criteria.

Complete Russo’s New York Pizzeria menu options are available at www.nypizzeria.com.

About Russo’s Restaurants

Russo’s Restaurants is a 47-location national and international franchisor of the fast casual and casual dining brands Russo’s New York Pizzeria and Russo’s Coal-Fired Italian Kitchen. Based in Houston, Russo’s Restaurants is composed of a mix of corporate and franchised locations across Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee, Florida and Hawaii. Russo’s has entered international markets as well, with locations in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah, in the United Arab Emirates. There are an additional 30-plus units in development both in the United States and internationally. Chef Anthony Russo has created his concepts from years of applying his unique, family recipes featuring New York-style pizza, along with a broad variety of handcrafted pasta creations, calzones, salads, sandwiches, soups and desserts, reflecting his commitment to his New York roots where food and family come first.

To learn more about Russo’s franchise development opportunities, visit www.nypizzeria.com .

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