Monthly Archives: December 2022

28 12, 2022

Russo’s New York Pizzeria & Italian Kitchen Opens Its Fourth Location in Saudi Arabia, Accelerates Global Expansion

2022-12-28T09:46:21-05:00December 28th, 2022|Tags: , , , |

HOUSTON — Award-winning, Texas-based upscale casual brand Russo’s New York Pizzeria & Italian Kitchen has opened its fourth location in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on December 19, 2022. Located at Park Avenue Mall, its 2400-sq. ft., 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. He prides himself on utilizing fresh, seasonal ingredients. Of course, those ingredients can be found in his premium, hand-tossed New York-style pizzas, including a giant, signature pie measuring 28 inches known as the party pizza.

Our unique menu items are what sets us apart from the rest. The Russo family promise, “If it isn’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 premade sauce or premade dough balls. We follow our old family traditions, and the consumer can taste the difference. Our family recipes have not changed over our 60 year history. Those include our fresh handmade pizza dough, meat sauce, and marinara sauce. Our sauces are made with premium San Marzano Italian tomatoes, hand crushed and simmered for 6 hours. From our salad dressings to pesto sauce to lasagna to fresh baked Tuscany bread to our homemade gnocchi pasta, our menu items are what sets us apart from other pizza chains. We carefully select our ingredients and select the best premium items to make every dish a flavor to remember.

Our menu includes salads, burrata cheese made from fresh mozzarella, Italian soups, pastas, pizzas baked in brick oven, calzones, and desserts. We also have Halal and gluten free options.

Our new location just opened December 19, 2022, in Park Avenue Mall. The 2,300-sq. ft. space will seat 160 guests and includes an outdoor patio. The restaurant is located in a remarkable mixed-use district. It will join an array of premier global food and beverage concepts in addition to a world-class hotel, theme park, department store, and cinema, where Russo’s pizza options will also be spotlighted.

“We’re thrilled to grow our international footprint and showcase our elevated upscale casual dining experience in Saudi. It is an incredibly exciting global market that I have become very fond of,” said Russo. “We are honored to have the support of our franchisees.”

Russo’s parents immigrated from Italy, settling first in New Jersey then moving to the Houston, Texas area. Anthony launched Russo’s in 1992 and has since expanded the brand in partnership with 56 locations across the United States, as well as eight restaurants situated throughout Dubai, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar.

We are continuing to seek out global franchise partners, specifically entrepreneurs interested in proven brands that are entirely chef-created and chef-driven. Several floorplan options provide flexible design and layout choices, spanning from pizza and delivery only to fast casual, full-service dining to full-service and elevated interiors.

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 and interested franchisees

27 12, 2022

CertaPro Painters® Raises Over $150k for Breast Cancer Research

2022-12-27T10:53:16-05:00December 27th, 2022|Tags: , , |

North American painting franchise surpasses fundraising goal and could help fund over 3,000 hours of life-saving research.

AUDUBON, Pa. — CertaPro Painters® surpassed its goal for its fourth annual Paint it Pink campaign, raising $152,980 for breast cancer research. This money will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) and Breast Cancer Society of Canada (BCSC) and could help fund over 3,000 hours of life-saving research for breast cancer or enroll 61 patients into clinical trials.

From Oct. 1 to Nov. 30, 153 participating franchisees throughout the U.S. and Canada donated a portion of every painting project to the Paint it Pink campaign. In previous years, the set donation amount was $10 per project, but this year, franchisees could choose whether to donate $10, $15, or $20. With this generosity, CertaPro Painters® was able to surpass its initial goal of $120k and increase the funds raised last year by $33k.

“Four years ago, one of our franchisees came to me and told me his wife passed away from breast cancer and wanted to see how our organization could help spread awareness and support the cause,” said Mike Stone, President and CEO of CertaPro Painters®. “When I realized how many women — and men — are affected by the disease each year, and how it has affected my personal life too, I knew it was the right thing to do. Working with these organizations aligns with our core values and paying it forward. It’s an honor to be involved in such a worthy cause and to watch our franchisees and customers rally around it.”

In addition to donating a percentage of each painting project to the BCRF and BCSC, CertaPro Painters® gave its training facility, also known as CertaCity, a Paint it Pink makeover. Team members painted the facility’s exterior walls pink, including a breast cancer ribbon and the campaign’s name. Many team members also shared personal stories about how breast cancer has affected their families.

BCRF is the highest-rated breast cancer organization in the U.S. and the largest private funder of breast cancer research — and metastatic breast cancer research — globally. BCSC is a Canadian non-profit charity that raises money to fund patient-focused research for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of breast cancer.

Learn more about CertaPro Painters®.

About CertaPro Painters®

CertaPro Painters®, North America’s Most Referred Painting Company®, was founded in 1992. Specializing in providing commercial and residential services, through more than 370 independently owned and operated franchises, its success is based on exceeding customer expectations by delivering certainty at every juncture of a painting job from start to finish. For more information on CertaPro Painters®, visit

27 12, 2022

SuperGreen Solutions Integrates State of The Art Software That Gives Homeowners A Quick Solar Estimate That Can Help Them Reduce Their Electricity Bills

2022-12-27T10:41:43-05:00December 27th, 2022|Tags: , , , |

BEL AIR, Md.SuperGreen Solutions is thrilled to introduce its new, state of the art software that allows homeowners to get a quick, ballpark solar estimate in less than 60 seconds. This software is easy to navigate, and utilizes Google Earth imagery to analyze your roof shape and local weather patterns to create a personalized solar plan. It will then calculate your estimated electricity savings over the course of 10 years! Finally, it will walk you through financing options that will allow you to pay $0 down, for qualified homeowners.

Going solar puts the power of electricity into your hands. Continuing to use your local electricity company means you will be paying for electricity for the rest of your life and remain subject to annually increasing utility rates. With solar, you can pay to own your electricity. The government incentivizes homeowners to make the switch to solar by offering a Federal Tax Credit of 30%. Many states and municipalities also offer additional incentives to benefit you even more depending on what state you live in. This makes going solar the smart choice, not only financially, but also environmentally.

While most electricity companies use fossil fuels and coal, solar panels use the sun’s power, making it a sustainable source of clean energy.

Interested in switching to solar? SuperGreen Solutions has been in the clean energy business for over 10 years, way before it was a trending topic. We have a passion for educating homeowners about the benefits of solar, and we love serving others by using our knowledge to help reduce their energy needs and also their monthly electricity payments.

SuperGreen Solutions has helped hundreds of homeowners meet their environmental and financial goals by going solar. We’re so confident that we can save you money, that we will pay you a $100 visa gift card if we can not save you money on your first electricity bill! Speak to our friendly staff today.

Call: 888 978 7374 or visit to find a provider near you.

About SuperGreen Solutions

SuperGreen Solutions is a growing renewable energy company that is innovatively working to serve commercial and residential clients in achieving their sustainability goals. We are a Franchise organization and are aggressively offering opportunities across the nation. Our primary verticals include Solar, EV Charging and Air Purification. We welcome inquiries to partner with us as we become a dominant force in the years ahead. For franchise opportunities, email

27 12, 2022

SuperGreen Solutions Provides a FREE Home Energy Consultation To Help Homeowners Reduce their High Electricity Bills

2022-12-27T10:25:59-05:00December 27th, 2022|Tags: , , , |

BEL AIR, Md.SuperGreen Solutions is a world class sustainable energy company that has been in business for over 10 years and has several locations in the US as well as multiple international countries. Their customers are treated like family, and they are known for being a homeowners guide towards a more sustainable, green lifestyle. They provide residential and commercial solar, electric vehicle charging stations, and air purification solutions.

SuperGreen Solutions provides homeowners that are interested in making the switch to solar with a free home energy consultation and a prepaid $100 visa gift card, if they can not prove they can save them money on their electricity bill. They have guided hundreds of homeowners to go solar, while helping them achieve their environmental and financial goals. Their process is simple:

  1. First, homeowners can get a free solar estimate here, to see their savings.
  2. A knowledgeable and friendly staff member will call the homeowner to set up a free, in-home energy consultation. SuperGreen will give them a prepaid $100 visa gift card, if SuperGreen Solutions can not show them how going solar will lower their electricity bill! That’s a win-win.
  3. After the consultation is complete, the homeowners solar installation will be scheduled and they are that much closer to owning their electricity, and receiving significant monthly savings!

Interested in going solar? Call: 888 978 7374 or visit to find a provider near you.

About SuperGreen Solutions

SuperGreen Solutions is a growing renewable energy company that is innovatively working to serve commercial and residential clients in achieving their sustainability goals. We are a Franchise organization and are aggressively offering new franchise opportunities across the nation. Our primary verticals include Solar, EV Charging and Air Purification. We welcome inquiries to partner with us as we become a dominant force in the years ahead. For franchise opportunities, email

26 12, 2022

Legal: What Does Winning Look Like?

2022-12-26T12:50:46-05:00December 26th, 2022|Tags: , , , |

Franchising is about creating a community of business owners working out of the same system and sharing the same goals, metrics, brand, system, etc. It is franchise malpractice to not have your franchisees reporting their numbers in a uniform way, which starts with a standard chart of accounts for your franchisees. If you don’t have a standard chart of accounts, then how do your franchisees know what winning looks like? By Tom Spadea


26 12, 2022

Culture & Core Values

2022-12-26T12:41:40-05:00December 26th, 2022|Tags: , , |

I recently sat down with a panel of business professionals on the Social Geek Podcast to discuss building a great culture in a company or small business. Joining me were Derrick Ableman, marketing manager of Northeast Color, Liz Solar, voice actor and host of the Embark podcast, and Heather Anderson, Vice president of operations at Eulerity. By Jack Monson


26 12, 2022


2022-12-26T12:35:38-05:00December 26th, 2022|Tags: , , |

Entrepreneurship isn’t for everyone. However, investing in a franchise is a lot easier than going at it alone. The concept, materials, plans, systems, brand, etc. are all in place for you. Therefore, hundreds of people every day make the choice to invest in their future and dreams of becoming their own boss through the franchise ownership option. By Don Clayton


26 12, 2022

FranServe, Inc.: Resilience

2022-12-26T12:30:17-05:00December 26th, 2022|Tags: , , , |

FranServe, Inc. is the world’s largest franchise consulting and expansion organization, with over 1,500 active FranServe Affiliate Franchise Consultants, franchise brands and professional suppliers in its portfolio. Alesia Visconti, CEO and President of FranServe, Inc., stepped into the role armed with 20 years of business experience as a C-level executive, driving organizational development and taking companies to the next level, both domestically and internationally. By Nancy E. Williams


26 12, 2022

Hawaii Fluid Art: A Model That Wields the Power of Art

2022-12-26T12:26:34-05:00December 26th, 2022|Tags: , , |

Hawaii Fluid Art has finally solved the problem that many of us face: what to get the person who has everything. The studio creates an uplifting blend of retail and art studio space, where customers can create something unique and take home a memory that will last a lifetime. By Elice Morgenson