Russo’s New York Pizzeria & Italian Kitchen Opens Its Fourth Location in Saudi Arabia, Accelerates Global Expansion
HUSTON, December 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Award winner, TEXAS– based wealthy random brand Russo’s New York Pizzeria & Italian Cuisine has opened its fourth location in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia IN December 19, 2022. Located in Park Avenue Mall, 2400 sq.ft. ft., the two-story pizzeria serves Russo’s full Italian menu, including New York-style pizza and pasta. Since 1978, Russo’s Founder and CEO Chef Anthony has been serving his original family recipes from Naples AND Sicily. It prides itself on using fresh, seasonal ingredients. Of course, those ingredients can be found in its premium, New York-style, hand-tossed pizzas, including a giant, 28-inch pie known as the Party Pizza.
Our unique menu items are what set us apart from the rest. The Russo family’s promise, “If it ain’t fresh, don’t serve it,” remains as true today as it first did in 1978. We follow the same process in every location, both domestic and international.
We don’t have a commissary and we don’t buy pre-made sauce or pre-made dough balls. We follow our old family traditions and the consumer can taste the difference. Our family recipes have not changed during our 60 year history. They include our fresh handmade pizza dough, meat sauce and marinara sauce. Our sauces are made with premium Italian San Marzano tomatoes, hand pressed and simmered for 6 hours. From our salad dressings, to pesto sauces, to lasagnas to fresh baked goods Tuscany bread for our homemade gnocchi pasta, our menu items are what set us apart from other pizza chains. We carefully select our ingredients and choose the best premium items to make every dish a taste to remember.
Our menu includes salads, burrata cheese made from fresh mozzarella, Italian soups, pastas, brick oven pizzas, calzones and desserts. We also have halal and gluten free options.
Our new location just opened December 19, 2022, at Park Avenue Mall. The area of 2300 square meters. Space ft. will accommodate 160 guests and includes an outdoor patio. The restaurant is located in a wonderful mixed-use neighborhood. It will join a number of leading global food and beverage concepts, in addition to a world-class hotel, theme park, department store and cinema, which will also feature Russo’s pizza options.
“We are excited to grow our international footprint and showcase our elevated casual dining experience in Saudi Arabia. It is an extremely exciting global market that I have grown to love,” said Russo. “We are honored to have the support of our franchisees.”
Rousseau’s parents emigrated from Italbeing placed first New Jersey then moving to Houston, Texas area. Anthony launched Russo’s in 1992 and has since grown the brand to partner with 56 locations worldwide United Statesas well as eight restaurants located throughout Dubai, Saudi ArabiaAND Qatar.
We are continuing to seek global franchise partners, particularly entrepreneurs interested in proven brands that are entirely chef-created and chef-driven. Several floor plan options offer flexible design and layout choices, ranging from pizza and delivery only to fast casual, full-service dining to full-service, elevated interiors.
About Russo’s New York Pizzeria & Italian Kitchen
Russo’s New York Pizzeria & Italian Kitchen is a domestic and international franchise of fast-casual restaurants featuring classic New York-style pizza and authentic Italian dishes, including handmade pastas, calzones, salads, sandwiches, soups and desserts. Based on Houston, TexasRusso’s currently has 52 corporate and franchise locations throughout TEXASCalifornia Oklahoma and Floridaplus international sites at Saudi Arabia AND 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 kitchen skills working at his parents’ Italian restaurant at age 18, and opened his first pizzeria at age 25. After opening three independent restaurants as an owner, he created Russo’s New York Pizzeria & Italian Kitchen, applying a handful of recipes passed down through the generations to a lovingly crafted menu. At its heart, Russo’s reflects Chef Anthony’s dedication 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.
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