Russo’s Restaurants, the founders of dining concepts that include Russo’s New York Pizzeria and Russo’s Coal-Fired Italian Kitchen, announced plans to enhance the brands’ footprint in the greater Memphis area.
Russo’s kicked off 2015 with the opening of the company’s twenty-first Houston location in Spring, Texas. An additional 10-12 restaurants are planned to open this year in Texas markets including Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, and Austin.
There are 20 Russo’s restaurants now in development. Additionally, Russo’s New York Pizzeria signed two more agreements in the United Arab Emirates, making six total.
“We’ve exceeded our growth goals,” says Chef Anthony Russo, who opened his first Russo’s New York Pizzeria in 1992 and later developed Russo’s Coal-Fired Italian Kitchen.
Russo’s franchise development team is looking to Riverside, downtown, midtown, Collierville, and Cordova in Tennessee, as well as Oxford and Southaven in nearby Mississippi for growth.