Our commitment to quality is a testament to Chef Russo’s culinary vision. Chef Russo hand selects only the best ingredients from around the world. Russo’s is proud to offer gluten-free pizzas and pastas in each of its locations. 20% of Americans include gluten-free foods in their diets according to a Gallup poll. Russo’s is an award winning brand with exceptional performance. The average net cash flow is 18.2%, and we offer an impressive business model to build sales.
Our secret recipe? Our 100 year-old family recipes feature custom blends of spices and proprietary ingredients that will leave your competitors far behind. To make a true New York-style crust you need the right flour, at Russo’s we make our pizza dough fresh daily along with our pizza sauce, our traditional family recipe made with tomatoes grown in California and topped with 100% mozzarella cheese from a Wisconsin dairy farm.
Always fresh, never frozen! In every Russo’s location you’ll be making fresh pesto sauce and marinara sauce; hand-crushing tomatoes, chopping fresh vegetables, rolling fresh Italian meatballs or stirring minestrone soup simmering with the aroma of fresh garlic. Everything works together to keep this award-winning pizza brand true to its chef-driven roots. High quality and authenticity are hallmarks of Russo’s New York Pizzeria,® a worldwide chain with a boutique feel and rewarding restaurant pizza franchise opportunities. We don’t just follow a formula in our kitchen–we really cook. Whether you come to us or we come to you via catering or delivery, you’ll experience Italian cuisine as it was meant to be, crafted with skill, care and art – with high standards and high expectations. We welcome you to join our success by becoming part of our original Italian pizza franchise family.
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.
Russo’s has outranked PMQs chain store average for pizza chains, resulting in some of the highest averages in the industry and an ideal choice for a low-cost pizza franchise. Franchise times lists Russo's on the 2018 Top 200+ Franchise list. Learn more about our pizza franchise revenue potential. We disclose our financial information in our Franchise Disclosure Document. Our locations produce impressive results with an average food cost of 20.7% and hourly labor cost of 25.2% and net income averages 18.2%. Our business model focused on making menu items fresh, in house helps reduce food costs, improves product quality and keeps food costs low leaving more to the bottom line.