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 Sales||12.7%|
|2014 U.S. Units||36|
|% Change in Units||12.5%|
|2014 Average Unit Volume||$915,000*|
|% Change in AUV||1.1%|
|Future 50 Year||2015|