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Russo’s New York Pizzeria Kicks Off Fundraiser for Life-Saving Cancer Research

July 13, 2018

Authentic New York-style Pizza Restaurant Launches Brand-wide Fundraising Campaign to Benefit Leukemia & Lymphoma Society HOUSTON– For the next couple months, Russo’s New York Pizzeria restaurants throughout the region are banding together in support of 1.3 million Americans living with blood cancer. From January 19-March 1, participating pizzerias are rallying their diners to donate an […]

Entrepreneur Magazine Named Russo’s Restaurant Top 200 Food and Restaurant Franchises of 2018

Russo’s New York Pizzeria Ranked #24 in Full-service Restaurants HOUSTON – Russo’s New York Pizzeria was recently ranked number 24 on Entrepreneur “Top 200 Food and Restaurant Franchises List of 2018”. This prestigious ranking reflects the substantial growth the company has seen in the past year. Further, the ranking comes just as the brand premieres […]

Franchising Magnate Jeff Moosa Adds Russo’s Restaurants to Portfolio; Acquires Richardson Location

Deal Signed with Prominent Restaurateur Zafar “Jeff” Moosa to Expand Brand’s Texas Footprint RICHARDSON, Texas – Russo’s Restaurants announced today a development deal with distinguished franchising entrepreneur Zafar “Jeff” Moosa. Backed with more than 30 years of experience in the restaurant franchising industry, Moosa adds the Russo’s name to his portfolio through the acquisition of […]

Russo’s New York Pizzeria Opens in Cedar Park

March 27, 2018

Seasoned, Local Restaurateur Opens at Cypress Creek Plaza   Lifestyle Entertainment and Dining Center CEDAR PARK, Texas – Russo’s New York Pizzeria, one of the most iconic, authentic New York pizzerias in the Lone Star State, is now open in Cedar Park. The location, which officially opened Monday, March 19, invites Cedar Park residents, commuters and […]

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

November 17, 2017

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 […]

Russo’s Restaurants Names Guillermo Medellin 2017 “Franchisee of the Year”

October 19, 2017

Multi-Unit Franchise Owner Presented Award Based on Leadership, Store Performance and Brand Ambassadorship HOUSTON – Russo’s Restaurants, the family of dining concepts that includes Russo’s New York Pizzeria and Russo’s Coal-Fired Italian Kitchen, recently announced seasoned franchise owner Guillermo Medellin as the recipient of its coveted “Franchisee of the Year” award. Winners are recognized annually […]

Chef Anthony Russo Unveils Strategy to Bring Russo’s Restaurants Concepts to Asia

Fast-Casual New York Pizzeria and Upscale Coal-Fired Italian Kitchen Targets Malaysia, Singapore and The Philippines for Expansion HOUSTON – Chef Anthony Russo, the creative culinary mind, founder and CEO of chef-driven concepts Russo’s New York Pizzeria and Russo’s Coal-Fired Italian Kitchen, has announced a growth strategy to expand the brands’ international footprint after successfully launching […]

Russo’s New York Pizzeria Opens Second Austin Restaurant

Authentic New York-style Pizza Brand Joins Roster of Gourmet Eateries in The Arboretum at Great Hills AUSTIN, Texas. – The lone star state’s only authentic New York pizzeria is taking its own slice out of central Texas. One of Austin’s most highly anticipated restaurant openings of the year, Russo’s New York Pizzeria, opened Monday, September […]

Limited Time Pizzas Celebrate the Flavors of Summer

June 24, 2017

HOUSTON (JUNE 24, 2017)– Summer flavors from blueberries to fig have found a new home among the toppings for the new Farm to Table inspired pizzas available at Russo’s Restaurants through August. Sourcing the freshest ingredients from local farmers markets, there are six additional menu item pizzas such as truffle and mushroom, prosciutto and fig, […]

Russo’s Restaurants Opens New Concept in Fast-Casual Italian; Eyes Worldwide Growth

June 13, 2017

HOUSTON (June 13, 2017) – With the successful opening this month of its first Italian fast-casual location with counter service and open pasta and pizza-making stations, Russo’s Restaurants is eyeing worldwide franchise growth opportunities. Internationally acclaimed Chef Anthony Russo, the creative power behind Russo’s New York Pizzeria® and Russo’s Coal-Fired Kitchen®, and the Russo’s Franchise […]

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