Russo’s builds out two prototypes—full-size units in suburban malls and smaller express units in food courts and nontraditional spaces. This year the chain announced it would be expanding to Europe. In 2008, Russo’s created a sister concept called Russo’s Coal-Fired Italian Kitchen, which also is part of the company’s franchising portfolio. The menu goes beyond pizza, offering a wide selection of authentic and contemporary Italian dishes.

2014 Systemwide Sales$31,100,000*
% Change in Sales12.7%
2014 U.S. Units36
% Change in Units12.5%
2014 Average Unit Volume$915,000*
% Change in AUV1.1%
Future 50 Year2015
FranchisingYes