Mr. Greek Restaurants vs J. Gumbo's Franchise Comparison

Below is an in-depth analysis and side-by-side comparison of Mr. Greek Restaurants vs J. Gumbo's including start-up costs and fees, business experience requirements, training & support and financing options.

Start-Up Costs and Fees

 
Mr. Greek Restaurants Franchise
J. Gumbo's Franchise
Investment $335,000 - $665,000 $143,000 - $300,500
Franchise Fee $35,000 - $50,000 $25,000
Royalty Fee 5% -
Advertising Fee 4% -
Year Founded 1988 2006
Year Franchised 1993 2007
Term Of Agreement 10 years -
Term Of Agreement 10 years -
Renewal Fee - -


Business Experience Requirements

 
Mr. Greek Restaurants Franchise
J. Gumbo's Franchise
Experience
  • General business experience
  • Marketing skills
  • -

    Financing Options

     
    Mr. Greek Restaurants Franchise
    J. Gumbo's Franchise
      In-House/3rd Party In-House/3rd Party
    Franchise Fees No/Yes -/-
    Start-up Costs No/Yes -/-
    Equipment No/Yes -/-
    Inventory No/Yes -/-
    Receivables No/No -/-
    Payroll No/No -/-

    Training & Support

     
    Mr. Greek Restaurants Franchise
    J. Gumbo's Franchise
    Training - -
    Support Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives -
    Marketing Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising -
    Operations Franchisees required to buy multiple units/master licenses; 30% of all franchisees own more than one unit

    Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 15 - 30

    Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (70% of current franchisees are owner/operators)

    -

    Expansion Plans

     
    Mr. Greek Restaurants Franchise
    J. Gumbo's Franchise
    US Expansion Yes -
    Canada Expansion No -
    International Expansion Yes -

    Start-Up Costs and Fees Mobile

    Investment
    Mr. Greek Restaurants Franchise
    $335,000 - $665,000
    J. Gumbo's Franchise
    $143,000 - $300,500
    Franchise Fee
    Mr. Greek Restaurants Franchise
    $35,000 - $50,000
    J. Gumbo's Franchise
    $25,000
    Royalty Fee
    Mr. Greek Restaurants Franchise
    5%
    J. Gumbo's Franchise
    -
    Advertising Fee
    Mr. Greek Restaurants Franchise
    4%
    J. Gumbo's Franchise
    -
    Year Founded
    Mr. Greek Restaurants Franchise
    1988
    J. Gumbo's Franchise
    2006
    Year Franchised
    Mr. Greek Restaurants Franchise
    1993
    J. Gumbo's Franchise
    2007
    Term Of Agreement
    Mr. Greek Restaurants Franchise
    10 years
    J. Gumbo's Franchise
    -
    Renewal Fee
    Mr. Greek Restaurants Franchise
    -
    J. Gumbo's Franchise
    -


    Business Experience Requirements

    Experience
    Mr. Greek Restaurants Franchise

  • General business experience
  • Marketing skills
  • J. Gumbo's Franchise
    -

    Financing Options

      In-House/3rd Party
    Franchise Fees
    Mr. Greek Restaurants Franchise
    No/Yes
    J. Gumbo's Franchise
    -/-
    Start-up Costs
    Mr. Greek Restaurants Franchise
    No/Yes
    J. Gumbo's Franchise
    -/-
    Equipment
    Mr. Greek Restaurants Franchise
    No/Yes
    J. Gumbo's Franchise
    -/-
    Inventory
    Mr. Greek Restaurants Franchise
    No/Yes
    J. Gumbo's Franchise
    -/-
    Receivables
    Mr. Greek Restaurants Franchise
    No/No
    J. Gumbo's Franchise
    -/-
    Payroll
    Mr. Greek Restaurants Franchise
    No/No
    J. Gumbo's Franchise
    -/-

    Training & Support

    Training
    Mr. Greek Restaurants Franchise
    -
    J. Gumbo's Franchise
    -
    Support
    Mr. Greek Restaurants Franchise
    Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives
    J. Gumbo's Franchise
    -
    Marketing
    Mr. Greek Restaurants Franchise
    Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising
    J. Gumbo's Franchise
    -
    Operations
    Mr. Greek Restaurants Franchise
    Franchisees required to buy multiple units/master licenses; 30% of all franchisees own more than one unit

    Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 15 - 30

    Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (70% of current franchisees are owner/operators)

    J. Gumbo's Franchise
    -

    Expansion Plans

    US Expansion
    Mr. Greek Restaurants Franchise
    Yes
    J. Gumbo's Franchise
    -
    Canada Expansion
    Mr. Greek Restaurants Franchise
    No
    J. Gumbo's Franchise
    -
    International Expansion
    Mr. Greek Restaurants Franchise
    Yes
    J. Gumbo's Franchise
    -

    Company Overviews

    About Mr. Greek Restaurants

    The name MR. GREEK has become synonymous with Greek and Mediterranean cuisine that defines quality, value and service. MR. GREEK Mediterranean Grills are full service casual dining restaurants have patios, take-out and delivery. MR. GREEK serves a delicious blend of grilled seafood, pastas, and Greek specialties such as souvlaki, tzatziki, and saganaki. The franchisor, provides site selection, lease negotiation, construction, training and ongoing support.

    About J. Gumbo's

    Thanks for your interest in partnering with us at J. Gumbo’s

    We’re poised to become the leading Cajun and Creole brand in the fast-casual restaurant category. How? By offering a winning combination of great-tasting food, served fast, in large portions, and at reasonable prices.
    Hungry for the big, bold flavors of the Bayou State? J. Gumbo's Down-Home Cajun Cookin' serves up classic Cajun & Creole fare just the way you like it -- By offering a winning combination of great-tasting food, served fast, in large portions, and at reasonable prices. J. Gumbo's has great product, a great franchise concept with ease of operation. No frying, baking or grilling.
    J. Gumbo's is one of the lowest total investments in the fast-casual restaurant category - the initial franchise fee for a single unit is $25,000 and every unit thereafter, with the same ownership as the initial unit, is $20,000 each.
    Area Development Agreements are available.