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Russo's New York Pizzeria & Italian Kitchen

Quick Summary

Our chef created & chef driven brand name, solid track record, family recipes, depth of menu, proven franchise system and each location featuring it’s unique, one-of-a-kind décor, make this pizza and Italian cuisine franchise opportunity rise above other concepts. The timing is right for you! Learn more now.

Quick Facts

Minimum Cash Required$400,000
Net Worth Required$1,000,000
Franchise Fee$39,500
Financing Assistance3rd Party
Year Founded1996
Franchising Since1998
Training & SupportYes
Home Office LocationHouston, Texas
Military/Veteran PromotionYes
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Available In These States:

We are currently accepting inquiries in these states:
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  • SC
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Not Available In These States:

We are NOT currently accepting inquiries in these states:
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  • IL
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Russo's New York Pizzeria & Italian Kitchen

Russo's Restaurants, New York Pizzeria or Coal-Fired Italian Kitchen Franchise Opportunity

Why Franchise With Russo’s?

  • The only authentic New York- style pizzeria franchise available.

  • Chef Inspired, Chef Created & Chef Driven.

  • Average Unit Sales, $1.16MM resulting in 18.1% pre-tax cash-flow* & a 2:1 sales to investment ratio.

  • Heart Healthy menu selections, featuring all natural ingredients with no preservatives, no additives and zero trans-fats.

  • Full line of Gluten-Free pizzas, breads and pastas, featuring meatless organic toppings.

  • Highest grade imported Balsamic & “First Press” SicilianExtra-Virgin olive oil.

  • Authentic New York Bakery desserts.

It All Started In Chef Russo's Family Kitchen
At Russo's, we strive to recreate the joy between family and friends at every meal. It's our authentic Italian food and it's the experience that keeps customers coming back. They come for warmth, conversation, a sense of belonging and a truly authentic Italian meal made with fresh, all natural ingredients. Traditions provide a means to honor and maintain bonds with our ancestors. Chef Russo's family traditions play a role in every aspect of the business - the preparation of each authentic recipe, the warm welcome shown to each customer, the respect given to every employee. All passed down through generations, never to be forgotten.

Russo's Brand Promise
Our mission is to Serve fresh, made-from-scratch meals that reflect the integrity of our original family recipes--in a fast-casual environment. From fresh, all natural ingredients with no preservatives, no additives and zero trans-fats, to authentic know-how, every Russo's franchise location will master the skills it takes to deliver a delicious, quality Italian meal—every time.

Our Upscale-Casual Franchise Concept
In the 19th and 20th centuries New York was the port of entry for hundreds of thousands of Italian immigrants. Some moved on to other cities, but many stayed and settled in New York City. One of the culinary capitals of the world, New York is known for its Italian food and particularly, pizza.

Russo’s New York Pizzeria® is designed for the lunch guest on-the-go, fast-paced counter service, where a slice and salad can be delivered in under seven minutes. The menu features our award-winning pizza with an ample selection of appetizers, salads, and pasta dishes for guests who prefer to dine-in.

This franchise has the option of offering full-service experience, depending on the day or the guests’ needs. For most of our New York Pizzerias, takeout or delivery services constitute the lion’s share of their business. All New York Pizzerias serve beer and wine as a complement to a menu mix that averages between 5-10% of total sales.

Do You Qualify?
We’ve spent years developing successful business strategies for initial investments that are among the lowest in comparable restaurant industries.

As a best practice, we first evaluate all applicants based on a checklist of considerations:

Personal Characteristics

  • A sound background in business development
  • A willingness to be hands-on in the running of your business
  • The ability to work independently within the structure of the Russo brand
  • A well-established network of local partners, authorities and opinion leaders
  • Good standing within the community
  • A track record of maintaining a successful business

Financial Qualifications 

  • Net worth minimum: $750,000
  • Good credit standing
  • Have capital to invest or access to third-party financing
  • Minimum cash-on-hand: $200,000

Opening and Ongoing Costs

  • Initial investment starts at: $450,000
  • Royalty: 6%
  • Brand Management Fund: 1%

Military & Veteran Promotions

10% Initial Fee Discount

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