Russo’s New York Pizzeria has made its reputation with quick-service New York-style pizza prepared on-site for dine-in, takeout, delivery, catering and online ordering. Decor in urban and suburban units is individually tailored. The company sets itself apart by using family recipes and high-quality ingredients such as organic extra-virgin Sicilian olive oil. The menu also includes handmade gnocchi and calzones as well as a range of pasta dishes. Russo’s has recently launched a line of frozen gluten-free pizzas for distribution to grocery stores. President and CEO Anthony Russo founded the privately owned company in Houston in 1992. Company-owned stores and franchises are located in four U.S. states, with two international stores in the Middle East.

LocationHouston, Texas
2012 Systemwide Sales$25,400,000*
% Change in Sales4.9%
2012 U.S. Units29
2012 Average Unit Volume$875,000*
% Change in AUV-2.2%
Future 50 Year2013