St. Thomas Welcomes A Slice Of The Big Apple

ST.THOMAS, ONT | Wednesday, August 04, 2004

Hey Budda Boom Budda Bing- St.Thomas's first East Side Mario's is set to open on 1063 Talbot Street St.Thomas, Ont.

Although New York City might not be around the corner, beginning on August 9th, 2004 the residents of St.Thomas won't have to travel far to enjoy a little bit of Manhattan's Lower East Side when the first East Side Mario's in St. Thomas, and the 105th East Side Mario's in Canada, opens for business at 1063 Talbot Street, serving some of the best American Italian food this side of the Hudson River. "East Side Mario's appeals to both adults and families by offering great food, value and atmosphere, so I am sure the restaurant will be a huge hit in St. Thomas," said Franchisees Max Lee and Joe Oh. "We are proud to open an East Side Mario's in St.Thomas and we look forward to providing the residents of St.Thomas with the unique East Side Mario's experience that keeps guests from coast to coast coming back for more." As part of the grand opening celebrations, Max Lee and partner Joe Oh along with friends, family and the staff of East Side Mario's will be holding a VIP Party on Thursday August 19th, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Liberty Bar and Patio. East Side Mario's is an American Italian eatery where eating and celebrating meet. Throughout the country, East Side Mario's guests rave over dishes such as the Linguine Chicken Tettrazini and Seafood Linguine, all served with complimentary unlimited soup or salad and garlic homeloaf. East Side Mario's is also known for its eclectic decor that makes the restaurant like no other. The Statue of Liberty greets and welcomes guests to a Lower East Side environment, complete with a Mulberry and Canal Streets intersection and a "Scalero Brothers" backroom. In order to meet the demands of today's busy lifestyles, East Side Mario's St. Thomas location also offers the convenience of take�out and delivery. Guests can simply order their favorite East Side Mario's dishes by phone at 877 376.5252 for take-out or delivery. �/2 -2- Prime Restaurants of Canada Inc. operates and franchises one of Canada's leading chains of casual dining restaurants and premium pubs. As a pioneer in the Canadian casual dining industry since 1979, it is considered an important innovator in the development of brands and today has a diversified portfolio of concepts that include: East Side Mario's, Casey's Bar & Grill, a Belgian-style brasserie operating under the trade-mark Esplanade Bier Markt, and a family of authentic Irish pubs operating under the trade-marks Fionn MacCool's, D'Arcy McGee's, Paddy Flaherty's, Tir nan Og and Slainte, as well as RD's Ribs, and Pat and Mario's. Prime Restaurants employ over 9,000 people across the country. Prime Restaurants Royalty Income Fund is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol EAT.UN. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Ericka Hastie Marketing Coordinator East Side Mario's T: 905.568.0000, ext. 263 [email protected]

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