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What It Takes to Get an Ice Cream Shop Up and Running

Starting a new business probably seems daunting at first. Owners have a lot on their plates and many tasks to deal with: finding a location, developing a business model, attracting customers, and so forth. One way to minimize some of these anxieties is to open a dessert franchise with Marble Slab Creamery. We can’t promise that opening one of our franchises will be completely free of challenges, but having been in business since 1983, there’s hardly a situation we haven’t faced before. Our experience is a major asset to franchisees as they work to get their ice cream shop up and running. Here’s a quick look at a few of the stages in our process.

Developing Your Plan of Action

This is something that independent business owners often struggle with. It can be difficult to determine exactly what it takes to get a new business up and running, especially if you’ve never run an ice cream shop before. A few important tasks include marketing, building out your new location, and planning your grand opening. Our dessert franchise owners never need to worry about guesswork: from the time they sign their franchise agreement, we’re right there alongside them letting them know what needs to be done. In many cases, our team gets involved in these pre-opening tasks, like helping franchisees find the best location for their new business. With our help, you can rest assured that no stone will be left unturned as you open your new dessert franchise.

Mastering Our Business Model

Another major advantage of partnering with a dessert franchise that’s been in business since 1983 is that we’ve had more than 35 years to fine-tune our business model. While independent owners may struggle to iron out the most efficient ways to do business, we’ve already got it figured out. That means all our franchisees need to worry about is dedicating themselves to mastering our time-tested systems. A few of the best parts of our business model include:

  • Strong supplier relationships that help franchisees get great prices on the things they need
  • A breakdown of tasks that need to be completed each day
  • An array of ice cream flavors and combinations that have proven to be popular with customers
  • Marketing and branding systems that have been shown to effectively reach customers

If you’re willing to put in the hard work, Marble Slab Creamery can show you the ropes. 

Helping You Set Goals

Once your dessert franchise is up and running, what happens next? Our expert team will work with you to set reasonable goals for the future so that you can stay on track for growth. Whether that means working towards a larger location, multiple locations, or even future co-branding, we’ll help you to keep your eyes on the prize and will help you through your journey step by step.

These are just a few of the ways we help get new dessert franchises up and running at Marble Slab Creamery. Contact us today to learn more about what it takes to get started.

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Great American Cookies is a part of the Global Franchise Group family, which also holds the following Quick Service Restaurant brands:
Great American Cookies
Pretzelmaker
Hot Dog on a Stick
Round Table Pizza Royalty

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This information is not intended as an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, a franchise. It is for information purposes only. Currently, the following states regulate the offer and sale of franchises: California, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. If you are a resident of or want to locate a franchise in one of these states, we will not offer you a franchise unless and until we have complied with applicable pre-sale registration and disclosure requirements in your state. Franchise offerings are made by Franchise Disclosure Document only.

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