INITIAL INVESTMENT

COSTS FOR START UP

Our unique formula is a huge factor in having a lower-than-average labor cost. While our fresh, from-scratch recipes keep our food costs below the average as well.

We have spent years developing a business strategy with an initial investment that is one of the lowest in the fast casual restaurant sector. TOTAL INITIAL INVESTMENT WILL VARY BASED ON DESIGN AND SQUARE FOOTAGE

THE FIRST STEP DOESN'T NEED TO BE THE HARDEST

All of our locations are custom designed to fit your market. Giving you a competitive advantage over other pizza or Italian concepts in today’s marketplace. Your total initial investment will vary based on the number of seats, design, and square footage.

$35K
FRANCHISE FEE
$250K
LIQUIDITY REQUIREMENT
5%
WEEKLY ROYALTY GROSS SALES
$520,500
to
$933,000
TOTAL ESTIMATE INITIAL INVESTMENT

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INITIAL INVESTMENT REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM NET WORTH*

$550,000 - $2 MILLION

EXPERIENCE

FOOD AND BEVERAGE IS BENEFICIAL

DEVELOPMENT FEE*

$10,000

MULTI-UNIT DEVELOPMENT

PREFERRED 3 PIZZERIAS MINIMUM

FRANCHISE FEE*

$35,000

UNIT SIZE

1,500 - 3,500 SQ FT

ROYALTY FEE*

5%

TERM OF AGREEMENT

10 YEARS WITH AN OPTION

BRAND MANAGEMENT FEE

1.5%

FRANCHISING TRAINING

6-8 WEEKS

INITIAL INVESTMENT

$520,500 - $933,000

*Per unit developed. Information subject to change. Please refer to Item #7 in the Russo’s Franchise DisclosureDocument for potential cost estimates. International fees vary.

QUALIFICATIONS TO BECOME A FRANCHSEE

Rather than looking for pure investment partners, Russo’s places great importance on building partnerships strengthened by the acumen of both franchisor and franchisee. The franchisee brings their entrepreneurial skills, knowledge of the local business and cultural climate, personal network, and contacts, all of which are essential to assure success of every 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:

  • Candidate suggested to have at least $250,000+ liquid net worth
  • Candidate suggested to have at least $550,000+ total net worth
  • Good credit standing
  • A sound background in business development
  • Candidate suggested to have at least $250,000 in liquid capital
  • Candidate suggested to have at least $550,000 in net worth
  • 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
  • The ability to work independently within the Russo's brand
  • A good standing within the community
  • Financing information available upon request
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*The following data involves historic performance information for Domestic Restaurants corporate- or affiliate-owned, open and operating under effective Franchise Agreements by the same franchisee for fiscal year 2021. There are 35 franchised domestic Russo’s New York Pizzeria Restaurants operating under effective Franchise Agreements as of December 31, 2021. 30 of which had been open for 12 months or longer. The following results include (a) the average Gross Sales for the 24 Domestic Russo’s New York Pizzeria Restaurants that were franchisee owned, open, and operated for fiscal 2021. (b) The cash flows for the FOUR (4) company-owned Russo’s New York Pizzeria Restaurants operated for fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. Because we do not maintain the accounting records of our franchisees, we are unable to make any representation to the reliability of the financial data provided by franchised Restaurants.
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