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Marble Slab: Frequently Asked Questions
A brand of the Global Franchise Group

How much does it take to open your own Marble Slab Franchise?

Our franchise fee is $25,000.  The total investment for a Marble Slab Creamery franchise can range from $293,085 to $376,135. The cost can vary by location, the size of the store and geography. The minimum liquidity requirement for this investment level is $100,000  and a net worth requirement of $250,000.

What experience do I need to open a Marble Slab Franchise?

Restaurant experience is not necessary. However, a friendly, outgoing attitude is. Business experience is always welcome.

The franchising industry is a regulated industry so we are restricted from making any type of an earnings claim.  However, we do publish an ITEM 19 (earnings claim) in our Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD).  Any prospect can request one by going to www.marbleslabfranchise.com and providing some brief contact information and our sales team will reach out to you. We also encourage you to speak to our franchisees about their experiences so you can hear it directly from the source.

Global Franchise Group (GFG) trains all new franchisees at the GFG University in Atlanta, GA. Here, you will receive back office training, learn how to run your business, manage your books and other knowledge needed to manage your Marble Slab Creamery franchise. We also provide in-store training so that franchisees understand how to run and manage a store through real-world experience at one of our franchised locations.  As part of a proven franchise concept, franchisees will benefit from our experiences and processes.  You will receive assistance in real estate identification, lease negotiations, location build out, and more.  When it’s time for your location to open, we will provide Corporate personnel to assist you with the Grand Opening of your store.  From that point, each franchisee maintains a close relationship with one of our field business consultants who can suggest methods for growth as well as address questions or issues that might arise.

How much money can I make?

The franchising industry is regulated industry so I am restricted from making any type of an earnings claim.  However, we do publish and ITEM 19 (earnings claim) in our Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD).  Any prospect can request one by going to www.marbleslab.com and providing some brief contact information.  I will say that a lot of our franchise owners are multi-unit Marble Slab Creamery owners.  We also encourage you to speak to our franchisees about their experiences once you get into your due diligence.

What training and support are available to franchisees?

Global Franchise Group (GFG) trains all its new franchisees at the GFG University in Atlanta, where they get back office training, learn how to run the business, manage books and HR—everything they need to know to run their businesses.  We also provide in-store training so that franchisees understand how to run and manage a store.  As part of a proven franchise concept, franchisees will benefits from our experiences and processes.  They receive assistance in real estate identification, lease negotiations, location build out, and more.  When your location finally opens, we will provide Corporate personnel to assist in the opening.  From that point, each franchisee maintains a close relationship with one of our field business consultants who can suggest methods for growth as well as address questions or issues that might arise.

What are your royalties?

Our Royalties are 6% of Net Sales* for the preceding week. The Royalty fee is a fee that is obviously ongoing to be part of the brand.  You have access to all of our preferred vendors that we maintain, you have access to all group purchasing discounts that we are associated with, ongoing online training, updates to operating manuals, updates to marketing collaterals and branding, power and reputation of a national brand, and ongoing consulting from our Operations team to help you run your business.

Are there financing options available?

GFG does not provide financing for our franchisees.  However, we do have access to third party lenders that we can suggest to franchisees if necessary.

How long does it take to open my store?

Once you identify your location and sign your lease, you could have your store open in as little as 90-120 days.

Do I need to find my own location?

As a franchise owner, you are responsible for identifying your own location, however, we do know the importance of real estate in a successful franchise business.  Our real estate team will assist in site identification and lease negotiations when requested.  Plus, having a national presence, landlords continuously search us out to be a part of their tenant mix.  When that happens our franchise owners are the first to know about it.

What makes Marble Slab Different?

First, our ice cream in Homemade – made at local dairies and delivered directly to our stores free of additives and preservatives.  We are a the Customer’s Favorite Brand as we are consistently voted as one of the top overall consumer’s favorite brands in Nation’s Restaurant News.  We are a business that is all about putting smiles on people’s faces.  We also have a New Sleek store design have the opportunity for multiple revenue streams with the Creamery, Ice Cream Cakes, Portable Slab and take home Beverages.

What are your financial requirements?

Again, the liquidity requirements for this investment level is $100K and the net worth requirement is $250K.  Liquidity can be in the form of cash, stocks, bonds, retirement accounts, and home equity.

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