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Why Invest in a Cedar Rapids Franchise?

Are you looking for a career path in Cedar Rapids, Iowa that allows you to combine the independence of working for yourself with the support of working with an experienced company? Look no further! Marble Slab is looking for franchisees in Cedar Rapids, and this opportunity gives you both independence and support.

Cedar Rapids is the ideal location for a franchise because of its strong economy and local business support resources. Investing in a franchise in Cedar Rapids is the perfect way to take advantage of everything this city has to offer. Keep reading to learn more.

Diverse Economy

Iowa has a reputation for being home to endless cornfields, and in many ways Cedar Rapids lives up to that reputation. The city produces more ethanol than anywhere else and one of the biggest industries is corn processing. The wealth of corn in and around Cedar Rapids means that a large portion of the population works with it in one capacity or another.

However, it is worth noting that there is more going on in Cedar Rapids than corn. The biggest employer in the city is an aviation communications company called Rockwell Collins. In addition, Cedar Rapids is the center of culture in eastern Iowa, with a variety of art museums, theaters, and cultural museums like the National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library.

Adding a Marble Slab franchise into this surprisingly diverse city’s mix is a great way to bring something new to the table. Cedar Rapids’ low costs of living and business make it a smart city in which to invest.

Small Business Resources

Investing in a franchise is a big commitment, so we always recommend that our franchise owners find out what local resources are available to them. At Marble Slab, we offer a variety of resources to our franchise owners, but it can also be helpful to learn from a local resource.

In Cedar Rapids, that local resource is the Small Business Development Center, or SBDC. Receiving assistance at the SBDC is easy and free for business owners in the area, and you can learn a lot from the local experts. Not only are the advisors at the SBDC experienced in small business best practices, but they also know the small business climate in Cedar Rapids, which lends them an extra level of expertise.

Cedar Rapids has so much to offer a Marble Slab franchise that it is easy to see why we want to open a franchise here. Taking advantage of this franchise opportunity will allow you to be your own boss and take advantage of Cedar Rapids’ strong economy and amazing resources.

Learn more about our franchise opportunity in Cedar Rapids and get started on your franchise right away.


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Available Markets in Iowa

  • Cedar Rapids
  • Iowa City
  • Council Bluffs
  • Cedar Falls
  • Mason City
  • Burlington
  • Bettendorf
  • Marshalltown
  • Muscatine
  • Marion
  • Urbandale
  • Ankeny

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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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

Call or contact us today for more information (877) 503-2386