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Open a Franchise in Chicago, Illinois

Marble Slab Creamery is delighted to announce the extraordinary opportunity for franchisees to open a store in Chicago, IL! Chicago is a fantastic city to open an ice cream franchise because it is one of the largest economic centers in the Midwest. This city also has a convenient customer base in sports fans and tourists. Finally, Chicago also has an extensive and growing population to draw from, making it the perfect place for entrepreneurs looking to grow and expand their own business.

With all of these incredible advantages, who wouldn’t want to open an ice cream franchise in Chicago?

Balanced Economy

According to World Business Chicago, the city with the most balanced economy in the USA is Chicago. As we all know, a balanced economy leads to a stable and thriving economy, making Chicago an ideal location to start a business. Chicago’s economy includes industries such as finance, transportation, commerce, telecommunications, and technology.

Also, Chicago’s economy is the third largest in the United States, just after New York and Los Angeles, making Chicago a prime location for franchises looking for an incredible economy to tap into.

Sports Fans

In addition to having an incredible economy, Chicago also has a natural customer base for ice cream franchises in sports fans. While watching the game, sport fans love to eat and what is a better sweat treat than ice cream?

Chicago is perfect for this kind of market because Sporting News named Chicago as “The Best Sports City” in the United States in 2010. Since Chicago has such a strong sports culture, you can own a lucrative Marble Slab Creamery by opening your franchise near one of Chicago’s many stadiums, including:

  • Wrigley Field (Baseball)
  • The United Center (Basketball and Hockey)
  • Soldier Field (Football)

By opening your ice cream franchise near one of these stadiums, you can cheer for your favorite team while running a profitable business.


For ice cream franchises, the only better market than sport fans is tourists and Chicago has plenty of tourists. In 2014, Chicago entertained over 47 million tourists. Tourists come to Chicago to see its incredible sites, including:

  • The Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Lincoln Park Zoo
  • Shedd Aquarium
  • Skydeck Chicago

Appeal to these tourists by opening and marking your franchise near these tourist attractions. While seeing the sites in Chicago, tourists are sure to stop for a quick pick-me-up and ice cream is the perfect treat to enjoy while on vacation.

Potential for Growth

In addition to an excellent economy and natural customer base, Chicago also has an incredible potential for growth. Since Chicago is the 3rd largest city in America, with a population of 2.7 million, franchisees already have a large customer base to pull from. Also, Chicago’s population has grown by .9% since 2010. Innovative franchisees can anticipate this growth and expect their own business to grow as well.

Are you looking to open a flourishing business in a city with a balanced economy, natural customer base, and incredible potential for growth? If so, open a Marble Slab Creamery in Chicago today and see how the advantages of Chicago will make your business thrive!

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Available Markets in Illinois

  • Chicago
  • Aurora
  • Rockford
  • Joliet
  • Naperville
  • Peoria
  • Elgin
  • Bloomington
  • Arlington Heights
  • Cicero
  • Champaign
  • Springfield

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

GFG, provides a vast array of resources like eBooks and Infographics

  • The Complete Guide to Starting and Running Your own Franchise
  • Franchising: Finding the Right Fit
  • How to make your ice cream franchise EVEN BETTER
  • This is your Brain… ON FRANCHISING!

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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