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Russo's New York Pizzeria

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!

Quick Facts

Minimum Cash Required$100,000
Total Investment$450,000 – $1,400,000
Net Worth Required$555,000
Franchise Fee$49,500
Financing AssistanceAvailable
Year Founded1992
# of Existing Units40
Franchising Since1998
Training & SupportYes
Home Office LocationHouston, Texas
Military/Veteran PromotionYes
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Russo's New York Pizzeria

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—everytime.

Russo's Corporate New York Pizzeria Restaurants' Facts And Figures


  • $259,562.87 OR 22.4% AVERAGE FOOD COSTS

  • $209,864.38 OR 18.1% AVERAGE PRE-TAX CASH FLOWS

*These figures represent the average restaurant revenue of six (6) domestic Company-operated Russo's New York Pizzeria locations of various designs and sizes for our fiscal year ended December 31, 2014, along with average Food Costs and Pre-Tax Cash Flows for the six (6) domestic Company-operated Russo's New York Pizzeria outlets only. Actual results could vary substantially from unit to unit and Franchisor cannot estimate the results of any particular franchise. The Average Pre-Tax Cash flow does not include a royalty fee because these locations are Company-operated. The expenses incurred by a franchised restaurant will include our standard royalty fee.

*Refer to the Item 19 section of the Franchise Disclosure Document dated 8/1/2015

This web page does not constitute a franchise offering or an offer to sell a franchise. A franchise offering can be made by us only in a state if we are first registered, excluded, exempted or otherwise qualified to offer franchises in that state, and only if we provide you with an appropriate franchise disclosure document.

From Our Kitchens to Your Table, Delicious, Authentic, Hand-Crafted Italian!


The Russo’s Restaurant Group, home of the Upscale Fast-Casual New York Pizzeria brand, the Upscale Casual Dining

Coal Fired Italian Kitchen brand and our soon to be launched VIA PRESTO brand for non-traditional venues!

Military & Veteran Promotions

10% Initial Fee Discount

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Additional Investment

Development Fee, Per Location Territory