Units as of 2021
333 (3 years)
0.6%
2021 Franchise 500 Rank
N/R Not ranked last year
Initial investment
$316K - $410K

Company Overview

Founded in 1983, Marble Slab Creamery offers homemade, superpremium ice cream that's prepared to order on a marble slab, using a variety of mix-ins. In addition to ice cream served in waffle cones, stores also sell smoothies, shakes, sundaes, banana splits and ice cream cakes and pies. Some franchisees also offer homemade baked goods such as cookies, brownies and apple pie, as well as gourmet coffees.

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About Marble Slab Creamery

Industry
Food
Related Categories
Ice Cream, Food, Ices, Frozen Yogurt,
Founded
1983
Parent Company
Marble Slab Creamery Inc.
Leadership
Paul Damico, CEO

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1984 (37 years)
# of employees at HQ
64
Where seeking
Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S. and in the following regions/states: Africa, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Central America, Middle East, South America
# of Units
333

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
5555 Glenridge Connector, #850
Atlanta, GA 30342

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Marble Slab Creamery franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee
$15,000 - $25,000
Initial Investment
$316,285 - $409,935
Net Worth Requirement
$250,000
Cash Requirement
$100,000
Royalty Fee
6%
Ad Royalty Fee
2%
Term of Agreement
10 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

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Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

On-The-Job Training
39 hours
Classroom Training
3 hours
Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Marketing Support
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
Yes
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
No
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
# of employees required to run
8
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

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