Russo’s New York Pizzeria Strengthens its Presence in the Houston Area with Opening in Pearland

July 30, 2018

Multi-Unit Franchisee Opens at Premium Lifestyle, Dining and Shopping Development – Pearland Town Center

PEARLAND, Texas – Houston’s own Russo’s New York Pizzeria, the only authentic New York-style, Italian restaurant and pizzeria franchise concept, is now open in Pearland.

The location, which officially opened Monday, July 16, invites Pearland residents, commuters and visitors to savor the unmistakable tastes and ambiance of the chef-created, chef-inspired and chef-driven fast casual restaurant. Offering dine-in, takeout, delivery, and catering, Russo’s New York Pizzeria is passionate about menu innovation.

Russo’s New York Pizzeria in Pearland, which is located in Pearland Town Center at 11200 Broadway, Suite #635, joins more than 20 additional Russo’s Restaurants locations open in the Houston market.

“After the success of my first Russo’s location, opening a second location in the bustling Pearland Town Center was a strategic move that made sense for both myself and the brand,” said Sam Farouz, local resident and long-time owner of the Russo’s New York Pizzeria at the Marq-E Entertainment Complex in Houston. “Russo’s is popular here in Houston, across the country and abroad because every dish on our menu, whether it’s pizza or pasta, is handcrafted and made with fresh, top-notch ingredients. You’d be hard-pressed to find this type of authenticity at any other pizza restaurant in the area – and we’re honored to bring the Russo’s difference to Pearland.”

The inviting restaurant offers a full menu of authentic New York-style pizza and Italian dishes. Featuring a collection of wide, flat screen televisions and an open kitchen environment with a high-top pizza bar, Pearland’s new Russo’s New York Pizzeria is open for lunch and dinner with an extensive catering menu available, as well. The restaurant blends the freshness of fine ingredients with the magic created around a handcrafted Italian meal.

Farouz has been a member of the Russo’s New York Pizzeria family for decades, starting as a guest and then becoming a franchisee in 2003. He first fell in love with the food, and was then attracted to the franchise opportunity and culture associated with the Russo’s brand.

“Sam is such a valuable, longstanding member of the Russo’s Restaurants family,” said Chef Anthony Russo, CEO, founder and the creative culinary genius behind the brand. “His passion for restaurant operations, experience and commitment to quality makes him a great growth partner for Russo’s New York Pizzeria. I’m confident Sam will continue to carry on the Russo’s family tradition in Pearland.”

Russo’s New York Pizzeria garners a cult-like following for its truly authentic and delicious Italian dishes that trace their origins to a tight-knit family where the kitchen was the center of activity. Every dish is made from the freshest ingredients that are all natural with no preservatives, no additives and zero trans-fats, including its New York-style pizza. Chef Russo’s family promise, “If it isn’t fresh, don’t serve it!” is the mantra of each and every franchisee who is certified under the Russo’s brand operating criteria.

Russo’s recently announced the introduction of several creative new menu items. These new Italian inspired dishes blend generations of Russo family recipes with fresh, seasonal ingredients. Russo’s New York Pizzeria uses only the highest-quality and authentic ingredients. The restaurants import Pecorino Romano cheese from Emilia Romagna, Italy, aged-balsamic vinegar from a centuries-old vineyard in Italy, and, extra virgin olive oil from Partanna, Italy. Russo’s New York Pizzeria menu options are available at For more information about the Pearland location, call (281) 272-6898.


About Russo’s Restaurants

Russo’s Restaurants is a national and international franchisor of the casual dining brand Russo’s New York Pizzeria. Based in Houston, Russo’s Restaurants is composed of a mix of corporate and franchised locations across Texas, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Florida. Russo’s has entered international markets as well, with locations in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah, in the United Arab Emirates. Chef Anthony Russo created Russo’s Restaurants by applying his unique, family recipes featuring New York-style pizza, handcrafted pasta dishes, calzones, salads, sandwiches, soups and desserts. At its heart, Russo’s Restaurants reflects Chef Anthony’s commitment to his New York roots where food and family come first. To learn more about Russo’s franchise development opportunities, visit


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