East Side Mario’s Franchising


At East Side Mario's we don’t do anything small and always have a good time. We’re a casual Italian full-service restaurant, proudly Canadian owned and operated. Famous for our fun atmosphere, our larger than life dishes and our All-You-Can-Eat Soup, Salad & Garlic Home Loaf. Our hand gestures are big, our food is abundant and our love for family is gigantico. Ready to join the famiglia?

Current Opportunities


That means franchisees get a competitive advantage in purchasing, real estate, construction, marketing, information technology and more.

Home of the All-You-Can-Eat

Home of the All-You-Can-Eat

Locations across Canada

70+ Locations across Canada

First Opened in 1987

First Opened in 1987

System Sales

$3.5 Billion in Recipe System Sales


Recipe's in-house Real Estate, Design and Construction professionals work together to source, secure and design a model to fit your specific market needs. With 50+ years of franchising experience developing restaurants in Canada from coast to coast, we have the skills and desire to meet your needs. Our new East Side Mario's format features an efficient footprint, new state of the art equipment and a contemporary design to meet the needs of guests.

  • Total Investment: $1.3M–1.6M
  • Cash Required: $600K–700K
  • Net Worth: $1.4M–2M
  • Build Time: approx. 5 months
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Winnipeg, MB
Charlottetown, PEI
Georgetown, ON
Orangeville, ON
Thunder Bay, ON
Dartmouth, NS


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Let us help you unlock the value in your independent restaurant.

  • Your choice of multiple banners to best suit your style and market conditions
  • Being your own boss
  • Access to a large support system of franchisees and corporate operations experts
  • Higher sales and profitability potential alongside decreased expenses due to Recipe’s purchasing power
  • The potential to sell your restaurant for a higher multiple
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Since East Side Mario’s is a part of the Recipe family of brands, that means you as a franchisee get a competitive advantage when opening a restaurant with us. Recipe supports over 1,200 restaurants which ensures a franchisee will benefit from our economies of scale, exclusive partnerships and robust support system.

There are always franchising opportunities if you’re interested in opening an East Side Mario’s. Click here to see the current restaurant opportunities. You can also connect with the franchising team to learn if there are any existing franchises for sale. Don’t see any franchise opportunities in your market, let’s talk, we’re always exploring new markets.

The total investment for opening an East Side Mario’s is $1.3M – $1.6M with $600k – $700k cash required. Our franchising team can walk you through specifics to ensure you’re equipped with the right information to get started and on your way to opening a restaurant.

The first step in getting your restaurant franchise started would be to speak to a member of our team. When we connect, we’ll share what restaurant franchises are currently available and also get to learn more about you so that we can match you to the right franchise opportunity. We’re always on the lookout for franchise partners that demonstrate passion for the hospitality industry, are dedicated to providing the perfect guest experience, have strong leadership skills, excellent business acumen and someone who is motivated to be hands-on with the operations side of their restaurant. Restaurant experience is an asset, but not a prerequisite, our franchisees come from all walks of life. We like to talk to anybody who is interested in learning more about franchising, regardless of whether your inquiries are more exploratory or immediate. You can get in touch by clicking here.

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