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 ($000)$31,100,000*
YOY Sales Change12.7%
2014 U.S. Units36
YOY Unit Change12.5%
2014 Average Unit Volume ($000)$915,000*
Future 50 Year2015

*Technomic estimate

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