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Why Open a Franchise in Providence?

Do you love ice cream? Are you looking to take the leap to become your own boss? Do you live in the Providence, Rhode Island area? If you answered yes to these questions, Marble Slab Creamery wants you to become their newest franchise owner.

Providence is a unique community that combines the arts, history, and dining to create a diverse cultural environment; a perfect addition to this exciting area is the Marble Slab custom ice cream experience. As the economy steadily improves, business opportunities improve as well. With a city office dedicated to assisting small business owners, Providence is an ideal location for a new franchise.

Amazing Business Opportunities

Providence’s Economic Development Office is constantly seeking to improve the city’s economic outlook by offering resources to small business owners. The office has an online brochure complete with a checklist of things to do before starting a business. The brochure includes information about financial assistance from both the public and private sector, as well as basic information about some of the tax incentives that the city of Providence and the state of Rhode Island provide for qualifying business owners.

Not only does the city provide information and resources for businesses, but Marble Slab will work with dairy providers in the greater Providence area to ensure that the ice cream mixture is as fresh and delicious as it can possibly be. This means that your franchise is helping the local economy in two ways: opening a small business and giving business to a local dairy provider.

Providence’s economy has been improving in the past few years following the Great Recession, and thriving small businesses are a huge factor in that recovery. Job creation is also expected to continue to increase over the next few years, driving down unemployment. What does this mean for you and Marble Slab? Customers will have more discretionary money to spend on such things as custom ice cream creations, so now is the time to get your business started.

Local Attractions

A vibrant and diverse art scene is integral to the culture of Providence. There are modern art museums, Venetian glass galleries, local theater and opera productions, and myriad other places to view, appreciate, and create art.

Providence is also home to many historical and educational sites. The oldest Baptist church building in the United States is located in Providence, as is the home of Stephen Hopkins, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.

Is there anything quite as quintessentially American as eating a custom-crafted ice cream treat after visiting the home of one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence? Adding in a trip to watch the Brown University Ivy League basketball team play perfects the American idyll. Not a basketball fan? Don’t worry, Providence’s American Hockey League team, the Bruins, plays all winter long.

Nearby Cities

Once you get the hang of owning a franchise in Providence, there is always room to expand. Marble Slab’s infrastructure is designed with the multi-unit franchise owner in mind, so owning more than one unit is simple, not to mention the potential for additional revenue streams when you own more than one location. Providence itself is big enough to accommodate more than one franchise, but if you want to expand even further, check out any of the following cities:

  • Cranston
  • Pawtucket
  • Seakonk
  • Central Falls
  • Valley Falls
  • Greenville
  • Warwick

The equation is simple: a growing economy + city resources + local flavor = an ideal opportunity for franchise development. Start today to develop and grow your business in the lovely and diverse Providence, Rhode Island area. Click this to find out more about opening a Marble Slab Creamery franchise right away! There is so much potential just waiting to be tapped in this city.


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Available Markets in Rhode Island

  • Providence
  • Warwick
  • Cranston
  • Pawtucket
  • East Providence
  • Woonsocket
  • Coventry
  • Cumberland
  • North Providence
  • West Warwick

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