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Why Invest in a Grand Rapids Franchise?

If you are looking for a franchise opportunity that allows you to combine the independence of being your own boss with the security of a tested business model, look no further! Marble Slab is looking for someone hard working, committed, and ambitious to open our newest franchise in Grand Rapids. If that sounds like you, keep reading to learn why investing in this city is a great idea!

Top Economy

As one of the strongest economies in the nation, Grand Rapids offers a lot to a franchise owner. Grand Rapids earned its ranking as #31 on Forbes’ list of the 200 Best Places for Business and Careers because of its incredibly low unemployment (3.1%) and high job growth (2.6%).

Investing in a franchise in Grand Rapids is a smart way to take advantage of the city’s diverse economy. The major industries in the city include aviation, bioscience, and education. In addition, five of the biggest office furniture companies in the world are located in Grand Rapids, earning the city the nickname “Furniture City.” This industry diversity is in part what keeps the economy so strong.

Opening a franchise in Grand Rapids allows you to build your business in a strong economy that will help you grow.

Michipreneur and Other Resources

Starting a business requires quite a bit of work and commitment. At Marble Slab, we provide our franchise owners with a wealth of resources and support to help them get started and operate their businesses with ease. In addition, we recommend that our franchisees seek out local resources for help with other matters.

Learning new skills, meeting other business owners, and developing yourself as a business owner are all important. In addition, Michigan understands that business owners need resources in order to thrive, which is the reason for the creation of Michipreneur. This business resource offers microloans, a program specific for women, and a variety of other support services to business owners.

In addition, the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce can be a great resource and networking tool, through which you meet owners of other businesses and create relationships within the small business community.

These are just two of the organizations in Grand Rapids that can offer your business local advice and expertise. Taking advantage of these programs can be a huge benefit for your Marble Slab franchise.

Are you interested yet? Investing in a Grand Rapids franchise is a great way to get started on your life as a business owner. Learn more about our franchise opportunity in Grand Rapids , and start your journey as the newest ice cream franchise owner.


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Available Markets in Michigan

  • Pontiac
  • Kalamazoo
  • Southfield
  • Warren
  • Grand Rapids
  • Sterling Heights

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 Download
  • Franchising: Finding the Right Fit Download

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