Each Russo's location is built with this formula in mind:

Our restaurants are tailored to the market of each location without over- or under-building the store. Our designers follow current kitchen design trends. Our restaurant concepts offer user-friendly design while impressing diners with a unique experience only found at Russo’s. To highlight our authentic, hand-craed pizzas, we design our stores with an open kitchen. Showcasing our pizza oven for our guests to watch their fresh-tossed dough being cooked creating an ambiance of an authentic New York-style Italian Restaurant.

Pizza Delivery Design

Russo New York Pizzeria delivery offers popular gourmet pizza, pasta, salads, sandwiches, calzones, and pizza by the slice. With a smaller footprint ranging from 1500 to 1800 SQ FT, it includes indoor and outdoor seating, low labor costs, fewer employees, less rent to pay out, and less overhead costs with higher profit margins.

Investment Range - $495k to $550k

Casual Dining Design

Russo New York Pizzeria Italian kitchen is an upscale casual New York Italian eatery that offers gourmet pizza, fresh-made pasta, salad, focaccia sandwiches, etc. The store size ranges from 2,000 to 2,500 SQ FT. This format is like a storefront/strip center or end-cap lifestyle shopping center located in heavy foot traffic areas with other businesses to generate exposure. Lower build out costs, lower rent, and fewer employees needed.

Investment Range - $650k to $850k

Coal-Fired Pizza Full Service Design

Coal-fired Italian kitchen offers pizza cooked in a coal-fired oven at an 800-degree temperature. This format also features unique menu items, like fresh
homemade pasta, burrata cheese, fresh handmade mozzarella, a cra( beer and wine bar, and more. It's a classic upscale Italian eatery with a footprint
ranging from 3000 to 3900 SQ FT which is ideal for a free-standing building or pad site located in an upscale lifestyle shopping center.

Investment Range - $750k to 900k



  • 1,500 - 3,500 sq. ft.
  • Minimum 15 ft  store frontage
  • Minimum finished 12 ft  ceiling height
  • In-line or end-cap
  • Excellent street visibility
  • Outdoor seating if available
  • Ample parking


  • Average HHI: $60,000+
  • Daytime population: 25,000 within 3 mile radius
  • Residential population: 50-75,000 in a 5 miles radius


  • Strip centers
  • Lifestyle centers
  • Regional power centers
  • Street retail
  • Campus sites near schools/colleges
  • Family friendly neighborhoods


  • Candidate suggested to have at least $250,000 in liquid capital
  • Candidate suggested to have at least $550,000 in net worth
  • Good credit standing
  • The ability to work independently within the Russo's brand
  • A sound background in business development
  • A good standing within the community
  • Financing information available upon request


  • Free Standing
  • End-Caps
  • Conversions
  • Non-Traditional
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*The following data involves historic performance information for Domestic Restaurants corporate- or affiliate-owned, open and operating under effective Franchise Agreements by the same franchisee for fiscal year 2021. There are 35 franchised domestic Russo’s New York Pizzeria Restaurants operating under effective Franchise Agreements as of December 31, 2021. 30 of which had been open for 12 months or longer. The following results include (a) the average Gross Sales for the 24 Domestic Russo’s New York Pizzeria Restaurants that were franchisee owned, open, and operated for fiscal 2021. (b) The cash flows for the FOUR (4) company-owned Russo’s New York Pizzeria Restaurants operated for fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. Because we do not maintain the accounting records of our franchisees, we are unable to make any representation to the reliability of the financial data provided by franchised Restaurants.
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