|Financing:||Via 3rd party|
|Franchising Since:||1996||Home Office:||Houston, TX|
|Entrepreneur 500, Inc. 5000, Franchise Times Top 200+, QSR, Pizza Today|
Son of first-generation Italian immigrants, Chef Anthony Russo grew up in a New Jersey home where the kitchen was the center of family life. These experiences stuck with young Anthony as his family moved to Texas in 1978. His father opened Russo’s Italian Restaurant, which quickly became a local favorite. Just like that, Anthony found a second home in the restaurant kitchen. By the age of 12, he was learning family recipes from relatives who flew in from Naples and Sicily each summer. Making pizza and scacciata (calzones) became a passion.
Chef Anthony Russo always brings a passion for food that’s deeply rooted to his Italian heritage. His culinary inspiration, along with his traditional family recipes passed down from generation to generation, are the foundations for his authentic New York-style pizzas. A relentless quest for perfection continues to take him back to the Italian old country each year, to oversee olive oil production and tour family wineries.
What’s our secret? Simple. We use fresh, quality ingredients.
That’s what Russo’s has been all about for more than 30 years. Our family recipes, which are over 100 years old, with their custom blend of spices and proprietary ingredients, will leave your competitors far behind. For instance, 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.
The Russo’s brands are unique, one-of-a-kind restaurants that are adaptable to many venues. We have three different restaurant styles – pizza kitchen, pizzeria and coal-fired kitchen. This flexibility allows our franchisees many options for the size and location of their restaurant.
Russo’s New York Pizzeria® is designed for the lunch guest on-the-go, featuring fast-paced counter service and sit-down 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.
Our overall approach is reminiscent of some of the first authentic pizzerias where everything was made from scratch with hand-picked ingredients, in a traditional Italian style.
This franchise has the option of offering full-service experience, depending on the day part 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 percent and 10 percent of total sales.
Income streams flow together. The pizza industry is teeming with opportunity and room for innovation. However, before plunging in, you need to fully analyze the different profit segments of the fast-casual market.
Our classic pizzerias serve fresh, made-to-order pizza, pasta, and salads, allowing customers to experience the traditional New York pizzeria® feel, but still at a reasonable price.
Pizza delivery services allow customers to call in or, increasingly, place their orders online. Traditionally, this is a key service to most popular pizza franchises, but what differentiates us is our full menu in addition to pizza, which increases overall sales.
3. Take Out
Approximately 20% to 45% of our customers prefer takeout, making this service the most popular and profitable, offering the same quick convenience as delivery, but minus the tip.
We offer full-service catering for events large and small, corporate or private. Let our serving staff take the pressure off, so you can relax and enjoy the occasion. We offer a full menu of Italian specialties, or we can customize a buffet for a less formal setting.
We're looking for franchise owners who are outgoing and have sales, marketing, and/or management experience, and who are results oriented. A person who can build relationships, lead a team, and who has the motivation to excel! You must have a minimum of $250,000 in liquid capital, and be ready to make a full-time commitment.
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Declaimer: 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.
Russo's New York Pizzeria is currently accepting inquiries from the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, D.C., West Virginia, Wyoming.
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