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Russo New York Pizzeria Italian Kitchen Delivery - Franchise


Quick Franchise Summary

Russo’s is a unique chef inspired franchise concept taking the industry by storm. Russo’s offers diverse menu options that cater to every taste & that use only the freshest ingredients. Whether it’s pizzas, pastas, salads, soups or deserts, we cater to a variety of menu offerings. Russo’s is an award winning brand with exceptional performance.


Russo New York Pizzeria Italian Kitchen Delivery
Franchise Cost, Fees & Facts for 2020

Minimum Cash Required$100,000
Net Worth Required$550,000
Total Investment$295,000 – $750,000
Franchise Fee$39,500
Financing Assistance3rd Party
Year Founded1996
Franchising Since1998
Training & SupportYes
Home Office LocationHouston, Texas
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Overview

Russo New York Pizzeria Italian Kitchen Delivery - Franchise Information

What’s Our Secret? Simple. We Use Fresh, Quality Premium Ingredients.
That’s what Russo’s has been all about for more than 30 years. Our family recipes, which are over 100 years old, incorporate a custom blend of spices and proprietary 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, topped with 100% mozzarella cheese from a Wisconsin dairy farm. Real ingredients, nothing packaged.

The enjoyment is real at Russo’s. Real ingredients, real opportunity for an enterprising franchisee to cultivate a devoted clientele.

Why Choose Us?
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.

  • 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.
  • 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

Ideal Candidate

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.

Investment Information
Russo’s New York Pizzeria & Italian Kitchen franchise startup costs range from $350,000 to $750,000 depending on size ranging from a delivery location with limited seating, a traditional fast casual location with seating up to 120 or more, to an open kitchen concept. All of our locations are custom designed to fit your market, which gives you a competitive advantage over other pizza concepts in today’s market place.

Your total initial investment will vary based on the number of seat, design, and square footage from 1500 - 3500 square feet. Our pizzeria stores are very unique with upscale finishes and the cost will vary depending on the store size and design.

We also 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.

  • Traditional franchised stores reported average net royalty sales of $1,081,577
  • Startup costs range from $350,000 - $750,000
  • Qualified candidates need a net worth of $550,000 minimum liquidity of $200,000 and
  • Territories for multi-unit and single-unit entrepreneurs are available coast to coast.

How Much Can I Make? 

  • Average Net Sales $1,081,577
  • Average Food Cost 20.70%
  • Average Labor Cost 24.25%
  • Average Net Income 18.25%

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.