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Russo’s New York Pizzeria & Italian Kitchen Signs New Franchise Agreement for Mesa, Arizona

The Mesa location will be a fast-casual footprint in a 1600- to 2000-square-foot location with an open kitchen design and a large outdoor patio, offering new menu items (including Truffle Garlic Knots) and Russo’s signature 28-inch party pizzas (which serves up to 10 people). Serving New York-style thin crust pizza, Prosciutto Burrata Pizza, Truffle Mushroom Pizza, Pizza By The Slice, Calzones, fresh made pasta, Gnocchi, Lasagna, Baked Ziti, Fettuccini Alfredo and more classic Italian entrées made fresh to order.

“My husband and I are based in Arizona, but spend part of our time living in Houston,” said franchisee Phuong Thai. “We’ve been Russo’s customers for years and love the food, service, and the entire Russo’s concept and franchise model. We were initially attracted to the idea of owning a Russo’s restaurant because of the access we get to Anthony Russo, instead of having to deal with a large corporation and not knowing who you’re doing business with.”

Russo’s offers authentic New York-style pizza and traditional Italian dishes using fresh ingredients with no additives or preservatives. The fast-casual chain creates dishes from ingredients that are safe, reliable, and from trusted brands. Thai explained, “We like the 4-revenue stream component, offering dine in, take-out, delivery, and catering opportunities. Our focus will be to market in the Mesa local trade area and offer unique and special choices to our customers like halal and gluten free options.”

“We use my family’s classic Italian recipes and only the freshest ingredients to create a delicious product that is unique, and the quality of our food is what separates our franchise concept from the rest of the pizza chains,” said Chef Anthony Russo, Founder and CEO of Russo’s. “We are so excited to expand our presence in Arizona with Kevin and Phuong to serve the best New York-style pizza and authentic Italian cuisine to the local communities.”

Russo’s Restaurants is looking for their next growth opportunity and franchise partner. Russo’s Restaurants offers a unique franchise opportunity for entrepreneurs interested in proven brands that are entirely chef created and chef driven. More information on franchise opportunities can be found at https://www.russosfranchise.com/.

About Russo’s New York Pizzeria & Italian Kitchen

Houston-based Russo’s New York Pizzeria & Italian Kitchen is a leading fast-casual pizza and Italian kitchen concept known for its hand-tossed New York-style pizzas made with Russo’s family dough recipe, sauce made from fresh-crushed California tomatoes, and imported Italian cheese blends to create an authentic, one-of-a-kind pizza packed with old-world flavor. In addition to traditional New York-style pizzas, Russo’s also offers gourmet pizzas & pastas, sandwiches and salads. Starting in 1985, at the age of 20 yrs. old by Anthony Russo, Russo’s began franchising in 1999. Russo’s has grown to 54 corporate and franchised locations across Texas, Arizona, Oklahoma, California and Florida. International locations include Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Doha, Qatar and Manilla, Philippines.

Source: Business Wire