Chef Anthony Russo Unveils Russo’s New York Italia Pizza Kitchen & Brewery

Houston — Russo’s New York Pizzeria, the nation’s only chef-driven New York-style, Italian restaurant and pizzeria franchise concept, announces its latest franchise opportunity: an authentic Italian microbrewery. Conceptualized by Chef Anthony Russo, Russo’s New York Italia Pizza Kitchen & Brewery will open its first location in 2019.

The innovative Pizza Kitchen & Brewery will feature Russo’s infamous Italian menu with pizza and pasta-focused dishes, as well as unique craft beers, brewed in-house. The brewery will range from 3,500 to 5,000 square feet; the new design features a full view pizza kitchen concept, and open access to Chef Anthony’s craft beers as they are created.

“2018 was a huge year for the Russo’s franchise family that boasted international growth as well as the opening of our 50th restaurant,” says Anthony Russo, head chef and CEO of Russo’s New York Pizzeria.

Russo’s opened four New York Pizzeria locations in 2018 with three in Texas — Austin, Pearland and Spring — as well as international growth in the UAE. The casual dining brand expects to open more than 20 Italia Pizza Kitchen & Breweries as the brand looks to expand its footprint in Arizona, Florida, Tennessee, Texas and internationally. In the first quarter of 2019, Russo’s signed thee new brewery locations: Echo Lane & Bunker Hill, University Drive in College Station, Texas; and 3415 Katy Freeway in Houston.

Russo’s Restaurants is a national and international franchisor of the casual dining brand Russo’s New York Pizzeria. Based in Houston, Russo’s Restaurants is composed of a mix of corporate and franchised locations across Texas, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Florida. Russo’s has entered international markets as well, with locations in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah, in the United Arab Emirates. For more information, visit


SOURCE: Russo’s Restaurants

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