Unique Fast-Casual New York Pizzeria and Upscale Coal-Fired Italian Kitchen Concepts Initiate Strategic Expansion Plan for Greater Tulsa Area
Tulsa, OK (RestaurantNews.com) Chef Anthony Russo, the founder of dining concepts that include Russo’s New York Pizzeria and Russo’s Coal-Fired Italian Kitchen, announced today plans to expand the brands’ footprint in the greater Tulsa area in order to continue his growth plan in key markets.
“Our first franchised restaurant in Tulsa has been welcomed and enjoyed by the wonderful people who live there,” said Chef Russo, a formally trained chef who opened his first Russo’s New York Pizzeria in 1992 and later introduced the upscale Russo’s Coal-Fired Italian Kitchen. “Our plan is to add three additional locations to the Tulsa market over the next 12 to 18 months, resulting in four Russo’s restaurants with a blend of our New York Pizzeria and our Coal-Fired Italian Kitchen concepts. Each location will add 25 to 30 new jobs and boost the local Tulsa economy while enhancing the city’s revenue stream.”
Already established in Tulsa with a thriving Coal-Fired Italian Kitchen, Russo’s dedicated customer following in the area has resulted in Russo’s franchise partners’ success by delivering delicious, hand-crafted, authentic Italian selections, and providing an excellent customer experience, which has resulted in strong sales. Chef Russo’s unique menu features its signature Coal-Fired Pizzas along with a broad selection of handmade pasta dishes, made-from-scratch Italian selections and fresh all natural salads, all true to Chef Russo’s Italian roots where food and family come first.
Demonstrating the excitement around the brand, Russo’s kicked off 2015 with the opening of the company’s twenty-first Houston area location. An additional 10-12 restaurants are planned to open this year throughout Texas markets like Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and Austin. Currently, there are 28 Russo’s restaurants in development with two new agreements in the UAE, bringing its total to six, in addition to a three-location package in the Rio Grande Valley just north of the Texas and Mexico border in Brownsville, Harlingen and Laredo.
Franchisees who searched for an authentic New York Pizzeria concept with a unique Italian menu have found just that with Chef Russo’s brands and proven franchise system, and have begun expanding into multiple units.
“With Oklahoma’s growing economy, the state offers access to promising locations. We anticipate expanding into Oklahoma City, as well. With our established brands and a management team committed to supporting our franchisees every step of the way, we’re confident in our prospects in this great state,” said Chef Russo.
Russo’s Restaurants offers a rare franchise opportunity for entrepreneurs interested in proven brands that are entirely chef created, chef inspired and chef driven. Interested franchise prospects should have between $600,000 and $1 million net worth per location, and $175,000 to $400,000 in liquid assets. Prospective candidates can find out more by visiting www.franchiserussos.com.
About Russo’s Restaurants
Russo’s Restaurants is a 44 location national and international franchisor of the fast casual and casual dining brands Russo’s New York Pizzeria and Russo’s Coal-Fired Italian Kitchen. Based in Houston, Russo’s Restaurants are composed of a mix of corporate and franchised locations across Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee, Florida and Hawaii. Russo’s has entered international markets as well, with locations in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah, in the United Arab Emirates. There are an additional 28-plus units in development both in the United States and Internationally. Chef Anthony Russo has created his concepts from years of applying his unique, family recipes featuring New York-style pizza, along with a broad variety of handcrafted pasta creations, calzones, salads, sandwiches, soups and desserts, reflecting his commitment to his New York roots where food and family come first. To learn more about Russo’s franchise development opportunities, visit www.nypizzeria.com. For International development, contact our international franchise development manager, Suzanne Boyadjian at firstname.lastname@example.org or for the U.S. and Mexico, contact Jim Carr, director of franchise development at email@example.com or by phone at (832) 980-6407.
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