Texas-Based Fast-Casual Brand Russo’s New York Pizzeria & Italian Kitchen Accelerates Global Expansion with Multi-unit Franchise Deal in Qatar

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About Russo’s New York Pizzeria & Italian Kitchen
Russo’s New York Pizzeria & Italian Kitchen is a domestic and international franchisor of fast casual restaurants featuring classic New York-style pizza and authentic Italian dishes, including handcrafted pastas, calzones, salads, sandwiches, soups and desserts. Based in Houston, TX, Russo’s currently has 52 corporate and franchised locations across Texas, California Oklahoma and Florida, plus international sites in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. As the son of first-generation Italian immigrants, Chef, Founder and CEO Anthony Russo discovered his love of cooking at age 12, honed his culinary skills working in his parent’s fine dining Italian restaurant at age 18, and opened his first pizzeria at age 25. After launching three independent restaurants as proprietor, he created Russo’s New York Pizzeria & Italian Kitchen, applying a trove of recipes passed down through generations to a menu made with love. At its heart, Russo’s reflects Chef Anthony’s commitment to his old world and east coast roots where food and family come first, and the kitchen is the center of all activity. For more information, consumers can visit www.nypizzeria.com and interested franchisees www.russosfranchise.com.