Diamond Dave's Mexican Restaurants Franchise

Full-service Mexican restaurant

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Native Texan Warren David Cohen founded Diamond Dave's Mexican Restaurants in 1979. Wanting to share the Tex-Mex cuisine of his childhood with families in the Midwest, Cohen created the restaurant chain that by 2000 had more than 30 locations.

Diamond Dave's restaurants serve Mexican favorites like quesadillas, tacos and chimichangas as well as salads, hamburgers and sirloin steak.

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How much does it cost to open a Diamond Dave's Mexican Restaurants Franchise?

The estimated investment required to open a Diamond Dave's Mexican Restaurants Franchise is between $189,000-$325,000. There is an initial franchise fee of $15,000 which grants you the license to run a business under the Diamond Dave's Mexican Restaurants name.

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  • Term of Agreement:
    10 years+

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When did the first Diamond Dave's Mexican Restaurants open? 1979
When did Diamond Dave's Mexican Restaurants start Franchising? 1980

Year U.S.A. Canada International Corporate
2000 0 0 0 0
1999 29 0 0 2
1998 32 0 0 2
1997 34 0 0 2
1996 30 0 0 5
Year U.S.A.
2000 0
1999 29
1998 32
1997 34
1996 30
Year Canada
2000 0
1999 0
1998 0
1997 0
1996 0
Year International
2000 0
1999 0
1998 0
1997 0
1996 0
Year Corporate
2000 0
1999 2
1998 2
1997 2
1996 5
Expense In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee Yes No
Startup Costs Yes No
Equipment Yes No
Inventory Yes No
Accounts Receivable Yes Yes
Payroll Yes Yes

Third Party Financing Source(s): various sources

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20% of all franchisees own more than one unit

Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 20

Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (80% of current franchisees are owner/operators)

Business Experience:

  • General business experience

  • To calculate how much income a franchise owner can do at Diamond Dave's Mexican Restaurants Franchise, may vary on factors like location, size etc., On the other side as a business owner your goals to maintain the quality of service while streaming sales high and expenses low. As any other franchise may include rent/mortgage, staffing/family, inventory supplies, utilities, administrative costs vise vera. Location to location and seasons the months costs may vary. Most franchises start up costs are typically fixed and they will cover most of the initial operating costs like signage, furniture, decoration and renovations.

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    Diamond Dave's Mexican Restaurants

    Diamond Dave's Mexican Restaurants
    201 S. Clinton St., #281
    Iowa City, IA


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