East Side Mario's vs Strings Italian Cafe Franchise Comparison

Below is an in-depth analysis and side-by-side comparison of East Side Mario's vs Strings Italian Cafe including start-up costs and fees, business experience requirements, training & support and financing options.

Start-Up Costs and Fees

 
East Side Mario's Franchise
Strings Italian Cafe Franchise
Investment $480,000 - $600,000 $325,000
Franchise Fee $50,000 $37,500
Royalty Fee - 5%
Advertising Fee - 2%
Year Founded 1979 1987
Year Franchised - 1989
Term Of Agreement - 10 years +5
Term Of Agreement - 10 years +5
Renewal Fee - -


Business Experience Requirements

 
East Side Mario's Franchise
Strings Italian Cafe Franchise
Experience - -

Financing Options

 
East Side Mario's Franchise
Strings Italian Cafe Franchise
  In-House/3rd Party In-House/3rd Party
Franchise Fees -/- -/-
Start-up Costs -/- -/-
Equipment -/- -/-
Inventory -/- -/-
Receivables -/- -/-
Payroll -/- -/-

Training & Support

 
East Side Mario's Franchise
Strings Italian Cafe Franchise
Training - 1. Gold River, CA 6 Weeks

2. On-Site 3 Weeks

Support - Field Operation Evaluation

Field Training

Initial Store Opening

Inventory Control

Franchisee Newsletter

Regional or National Meetings

Marketing - -
Operations - Average Number of Employees: 4-6 Full-time, 15 Part-time

Passive Ownership: Allowed, But Discouraged


Expansion Plans

 
East Side Mario's Franchise
Strings Italian Cafe Franchise
US Expansion - Yes
Canada Expansion No -
International Expansion No -

Start-Up Costs and Fees Mobile

Investment
East Side Mario's Franchise
$480,000 - $600,000
Strings Italian Cafe Franchise
$325,000
Franchise Fee
East Side Mario's Franchise
$50,000
Strings Italian Cafe Franchise
$37,500
Royalty Fee
East Side Mario's Franchise
-
Strings Italian Cafe Franchise
5%
Advertising Fee
East Side Mario's Franchise
-
Strings Italian Cafe Franchise
2%
Year Founded
East Side Mario's Franchise
1979
Strings Italian Cafe Franchise
1987
Year Franchised
East Side Mario's Franchise
-
Strings Italian Cafe Franchise
1989
Term Of Agreement
East Side Mario's Franchise
-
Strings Italian Cafe Franchise
10 years +5
Renewal Fee
East Side Mario's Franchise
-
Strings Italian Cafe Franchise
-


Business Experience Requirements

Experience
East Side Mario's Franchise
-
Strings Italian Cafe Franchise
-

Financing Options

  In-House/3rd Party
Franchise Fees
East Side Mario's Franchise
-/-
Strings Italian Cafe Franchise
-/-
Start-up Costs
East Side Mario's Franchise
-/-
Strings Italian Cafe Franchise
-/-
Equipment
East Side Mario's Franchise
-/-
Strings Italian Cafe Franchise
-/-
Inventory
East Side Mario's Franchise
-/-
Strings Italian Cafe Franchise
-/-
Receivables
East Side Mario's Franchise
-/-
Strings Italian Cafe Franchise
-/-
Payroll
East Side Mario's Franchise
-/-
Strings Italian Cafe Franchise
-/-

Training & Support

Training
East Side Mario's Franchise
-
Strings Italian Cafe Franchise
1. Gold River, CA 6 Weeks

2. On-Site 3 Weeks

Support
East Side Mario's Franchise
-
Strings Italian Cafe Franchise
Field Operation Evaluation

Field Training

Initial Store Opening

Inventory Control

Franchisee Newsletter

Regional or National Meetings

Marketing
East Side Mario's Franchise
-
Strings Italian Cafe Franchise
-
Operations
East Side Mario's Franchise
-
Strings Italian Cafe Franchise
Average Number of Employees: 4-6 Full-time, 15 Part-time

Passive Ownership: Allowed, But Discouraged


Expansion Plans

US Expansion
East Side Mario's Franchise
-
Strings Italian Cafe Franchise
Yes
Canada Expansion
East Side Mario's Franchise
No
Strings Italian Cafe Franchise
-
International Expansion
East Side Mario's Franchise
No
Strings Italian Cafe Franchise
-

Company Overviews

About East Side Mario's

East Side Mario's is Prime Restaurant's largest and most recognizable restaurant concept, offering quality food at affordable prices in a unique and fun atmosphere. East Side Mario's restaurants are positioned to appeal to adults wanting to enjoy good food in an exuberant atmosphere with their family or friends, and to be the “affordable American Italian Eatery where eating and celebration meet.”

About Strings Italian Cafe

Strings Restaurant Group was incorporated in July of 1999 with the mission to offer great Italian food at a very affordable price to our customers. With items ranging from pizzas and pastas to more gourmet items such as Cioppino and Veal Marsala, we are confident that we can provide a fantastic meal for everyone. Our subsidiary, Strings Franchises Inc., is currently accepting applications for some of our strategic locations.