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Open an Ice Cream Franchise in Lansing

Lansing, Michigan is the state capital of Michigan and home to around 115,000 residents. Perhaps more importantly for Marble Slab franchise investors, Lansing is home to Michigan State University, a Big 10 state university currently attended by over 50,000 students.

Lansing is the fifth largest city in the state of Michigan. In the south-central part of the state of Michigan, Lansing is also part of the larger Shiawassee County area that encompasses over a half-million residents. Some people even call the Lansing-East Lansing metropolitan area mid-Michigan because the area is seen as a business, educational, government and cultural hub for the state.

Economic Growth

Forbes found that Lansing’s metropolitan area brought together over 450,000 residents and curated business opportunity for an eclectic range of industries.

Healthcare, insurance and technology (biotechnology and information technology, in particular) tend to heavily contribute to Lansing’s $24 billion gross metro product. Job growth is up in Lansing and the average income is over $50,000.

In Forbes’ business lists, Lansing tended to do very well. For “cost of doing business” and educational opportunities, respectively, Lansing easily cracked the top 100. Lansing also ranked #102 nationwide for “best places for business and careers” and #151 for recent job growth.

Overall, Lansing has all of the ingredients for a thriving Marble Slab Creamery franchise location: a growing community with ample job growth, plenty of young people attending nearby universities like MSU and nearby Western Michigan University, and a friendly business community that’s home to dozens of established companies.

Small Business Resources

The Michigan Small Business Development Center (SBDC) caters to entrepreneurs and franchise investors just starting out. SBDC offers training, counseling and informational services to Lansing small business owners looking to launch, expand and continually innovate.

Of course, the Michigan Small Business Development Center would be a supplemental resource for Marble Slab Creamery franchisees since investors work closely with the Marble Slab franchising team to work through the financial and professional details that need to be sorted out before opening a franchise location.

The Marble Slab process moves from pre-qualification and careful review of your franchise disclosure document to your meeting the Marble Slab team at Marble Slab’s Georgia headquarters. From there it’s mainly a matter of approval, signing your franchise agreement and securing your Marble Slab franchise location. Marble Slab’s area developers will help you find the ideal location in Lansing according to factors like visibility and proximity to high-traffic areas.

After you set up your Marble Slab location, the Michigan Small Business Association is another great resource to make use of. The Michigan Small Business Association can give you sales, marketing, financing and accounting tips to help you drive down overhead and improve your bookkeeping skills throughout your franchising journey.

The Michigan Small Business Association also offers IT advice, but as a franchisee with Marble Slab Creamery, you’ll have access to Marble Slab’s entire IT and operational infrastructure after signing your franchise agreement. And Global Franchise Group backing never hurt either!


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Available Markets in Michigan

  • Detroit
  • Troy
  • Flint
  • Westland
  • Taylor
  • Lansing
  • 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

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