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Why Invest in a Marble Slab Creamery Franchise in Mesa?

Most savvy people who explore franchise opportunities wisely investigate a community’s local economy, knowing that a robust and diverse resident base and business climate portend opportunities.

When you won’t settle for anything less than America’s premier ice cream franchise, Marble Slab Creamery, you know that two other characteristics can’t hurt, either: a warm climate and young people, which serve as the proverbial icing on the cake – or in this case, chocolate sprinkles on top of a creamy mound of chocolate amaretto ice cream. Consider why Mesa will whet your palate as an ideal location for an ice cream franchise:

Mesa Boasts a Diverse Population

Located about 20 miles east of Phoenix, Mesa is the third largest city in Arizona, behind Phoenix and Tucson. Its 2015 population was estimated at about 462,000; by 2020, this number is expected to grow to just over 490,000. Unlike other big American cities, Mesa is fairly split among people of all ages:

  • About 28 percent are between 15 and 34
  • About 24 percent are between 35 and 54
  • About 20 percent are between 55 and 74
  • The rest are ages 75 and up – and they’re all known to love ice cream

Mesa Boasts an Enviable Climate

Mesa is part of a much larger picture: it is one city within a 21-city region that is home to 4.4 million people – projected to be 6 million by 2030. People migrate to Mesa for its warm climate; the average high temperature is 88 degrees and its average low temperature is 56 degrees, with more than 310 sunny days every year.

Mesa’s climate makes it conducive to a wide range of outdoor activities, including horseback riding, hot air balloon rides, fishing, golfing and hiking along two major archeological sites: the Park of the Canals and the Mesa Grande Ruins. As it is throughout Arizona, golf is a huge draw in Mesa; it features more than 40 golf courses. Since 1952, Mesa has hosted the Chicago Cubs for spring training, which promises to be an especially thrilling attraction in 2017, following the Cubs winning the World Series in 2016.

Mesa Boasts a Vibrant Business Climate

Mesa enjoys a competitive business advantage in several fields, including:

  • Aviation / aerospace
  • Education (since it is home to more than a dozen colleges and universities)
  • Healthcare
  • Technology
  • Tourism

Mesa’s largest employers include:

  • Banner Health Systems, with more than 9,500 employees
  • Mesa public schools, with nearly 8,800 employees
  • Boeing, with nearly 5,000 employees
  • City of Mesa, with about 3,700 employees

Mesa Makes National Business Headlines

Mesa’s dynamic business climate garnered many national headlines in 2013, when it was ranked:

  • No. 1 in the country for economic growth by the Brookings Institute
  • No. 2 for workforce diversity by CNBC
  • No. 6 for business by Chief Executive magazine
  • No. 8 for top sustainable metros by Site Selection magazine

Mesa might present an omen for an ice cream franchise Mesa is Spanish for the word “table.” Many people think this is appropriate because the city outline resembles a table-top. As you finalize your plans for an ice cream franchise, you might choose to think of it as an omen of good luck as people flock to a table at your Marble Slab Creamery store. Ready to learn more about how you can get in on the thriving ice cream industry? Contact us at Marble Slab today!

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Available Markets in Arizona

  • Gilbert
  • Peoria
  • Surprise
  • Yuma
  • Avondale
  • Flagstaff

Store Options

drive maximum traffic with minimum overhead.

Our growth strategy at Marble Slab Creamery focuses on enhancing not only our brands awareness, but extends to aiding every franchisee to find the best location possible. To that end, we have some of the best real estate specialists that wil help look at local trends and demographics, as well as assist you in site selection. Our store locator assistance and layout is designed to drive maximum traffic with minimum overhead. Additionally, Marble Slab Creamery continually offers new and existing owners and consultation.

Franchise Toolkit

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  • The Complete Guide to Starting and Running Your own Franchise Download
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Marble Slab Creamery History

specializing in super-premium ice cream with the finest ingredients since 1983

Originally, the franchise was invented by chefs Penn and LaPage, who changed the way we enjoy frozen dessert with the ability to create your own concoction. Their “Frozen Slab” was the first, the original, and soon they began franchising this concept. In 1986, one of the first franchisees built a franchising concept that provided other franchisees a comprehensive business venture. In August of 2010, Global Franchise Group, LLC acquired Marble Slab Creamery. We now have more than 350 open stores around the world.

What It Takes

comparable characteristics among some of our most successful franchisees:

  • A net worth of at least $250K and $100K of that in liquid assets
  • Committed, Positive Attitude
  • Willing to work for success, complete ongoing training and attend meetings
  • Wants to build a business rather than create a job
  • Confident, Ambitious, Self-Motivated
  • Passionate about the business, brand and community
  • Not just mall based locations

Financial Requirements

the cost to open a Marble Slab Creamery will vary depending on the location, area, and size of the store.

  • Your total investment will be approximately $238,085 to $371,635
  • A typical store ranging from 650 to 1400 square feet

Owning a franchise is fun and if you have a good company like Global Franchise Group behind you to help you along the way it becomes a lot easier.”

- Mark

Global Franchise Group is a great brand and Marble Slab is the Rock, it’s a great product, who doesn’t like Ice Cream.”

– Aneal

Try co-branding with Global Franchise Group, it helps you succeed and that is the ultimate goal.”

– Kevin

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