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Chef Russo is a first generation Italian, and every menu item is uniquely made with premium ingredients. We use fresh, natural, non-GMO, high-quality ingredients all baked to perfection in brick ovens. Our menu was developed by chef Russo using family recipes from Naples and Sicily.

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Russo’s is recognized by world-renowned media companies as an industry leader. This global presence and strength of branding benefits our franchisees by keeping our name in the headlines.

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Average net sales per unit for the top 10% of Russo's locations.

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The following data involves historic performance information for Restaurants owned by us or our affiliates and Restaurants operating under effective Franchise Agreements that were open for 12 months or longer as of December 31, 2018. There were a total of 51 franchised Russo’s New York Pizzeria Restaurants operating under effective Franchise Agreements as of that date, 20 of which had been open for 12 months or longer in the United States, and there were a total of six Russo’s New York Pizzeria Restaurants owned by us or our affiliates, all of which had been open for 12 months or longer as of December 31, 2018. The following results include (a) the average Gross Sales for company-owned Russo’s New York Pizzeria Restaurants for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2018, and (b) the cash flows for company-owned Russo’s New York Pizzeria Restaurants only for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018. Because we do not maintain the accounting records of our franchisees, we are unable to make any representation with respect to the reliability of the expense data of franchised Restaurants.

Meet Chef Anthony Russo

Russo’s New York Pizzeria & Italian Kitchen franchise startup cost ranges from $295,000 to $750,000 depending on size ranging from a delivery location to traditional location, with a limited seating option, to an open kitchen concept. All of our locations are custom designed to fit your market. Giving you a competitive advantage over other pizza concepts in todays marketplace.

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Welcome to Russo's Franchising

WHY RUSSO'S NEW YORK PIZZERIA?

Russo’s has a franchisee friendly organizational philosophy. Our mission statement is

"If It Isn't Fresh, Don't Serve It."

That’s the Russo Family Promise.

  • Traditional franchised stores reported average net royalty sales of $1,081,577
  • Startup costs range from $295,000 - $750,000
  • Qualified candidates need a net worth of $550,000 and minimum liquidity of $200,000
  • Territories for multi-unit and single-unit entrepreneurs are available coast to coast

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What’s our secret? Simple. We use fresh, quality Premium ingredients.

We make our pizza dough fresh daily. And to make a true New York-style crust, you need the right flour. Our pizza sauce is made fresh, too, from our traditional family recipe formulated for Russo’s, with tomatoes grown in California and topped with 100% mozzarella cheese from a Wisconsin dairy farm. Real ingredients, nothing packaged.

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Do I Need Restaurant Experience?

Restaurant experience is not required, but is definitely a plus. Russo’s will support you every step of the way. We have an extensive four to six week training program. You will experience everything hands-on from prepping dough, making lasagna, our homemade soups and dressings, to cooking the perfect pepperoni pizza and chicken parmesan. We firmly believe you only get out of it what you put into it. Training sets you and your team up for success. If you are willing to learn and are 100% engaged, Russo’s New York Pizzeria and Italian Kitchen offers the potential for long-term success.

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That’s the Russo Family Promise.

Chef Anthony Russo

Your total initial investment will vary based on the number of seats, design, and square footage (1500 sqft - 3500 sqft).  We require that candidates have at least $200,000 in liquid assets and at least $550,000 in net worth, for a single unit operator. This includes anything besides home equity that can be converted to cash within 30 days. Retirement accounts such as a 401K or IRA can be considered.

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The enjoyment is real at Russo's. Real ingredients and real opportunity for an enterprising franchise to cultivate a devoted clientele. We provide excellent support and quick ramp-up time to start building your business. Our restaurants are designed not only for great food, but also with an open kitchen concept.

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We make our pizza dough fresh daily. And to make a true New York-style crust, you need the right flour. Our pizza sauce is made fresh, too, from our traditional family recipe formulated for Russo’s, with tomatoes grown in California, topped with 100% mozzarella cheese from a Wisconsin dairy farm. Real ingredients, nothing packaged.

Chef Russo is a first generation Italian, and every menu item is uniquely made with premium ingredients. We use fresh, natural, non-GMO, high-quality ingredients all baked to perfection in brick ovens. Our menu was developed by chef Russo using family recipes from Naples and Sicily.

The enjoyment is real at Russo's. Real ingredients and real opportunity for an enterprising franchise to cultivate a devoted clientele. We provide excellent support and quick ramp up time to start building your business. Our restaurants are designed not only for great food, but also with an open kitchen concept.

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You’ll train for 6-8 weeks in Houston, Texas.