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Open a Franchise in Sioux Falls, SD

Sioux Falls—pronounced “sue” falls—is the largest city in the state of South Dakota with a population of approximately 170,000 residents. According to recent data from the Census Bureau (link below), Sioux Falls is one of the fastest growing cities in the entire nation and the fastest growing metro area in the state of South Dakota.

What’s really important is that Sioux Falls metro area encompasses over a quarter-million residents, which is more than a quarter of South Dakota’s total residents. In other words, Sioux Falls has the population density and traffic flows to make a Marble Slab Creamery franchise location really thrive. Interstate 29 and Interstate 90 also provide easy access to Sioux Falls so that local customers can grab a quick treat to or from work.

Business-Friendly Environment

Sioux Falls started out as a commercial hub for the agricultural and quarry industries but over the years has developed into a diversified business environment. Among Sioux Falls’ biggest employers are financial services companies like Wells Fargo and Citigroup, healthcare organizations like Sanford Health and Avera Health (the #1 and #2 employers in Sioux Falls, respectively) and a host of retail companies.

Because Sioux Falls tends to be the business epicenter of the state of South Dakota, many companies have chosen to streamline their operations by opening regional manufacturing, shipping and distribution hubs in the Sioux Falls area. Big shopping malls like the mega-sized Empire Mall, which contains over 150 independent stores, cater to the same tendency of putting everything in one convenient location.

Sioux Falls Outperforms

In terms of the actual numbers and business metrics, Sioux Falls does astonishingly well. Forbes data on the Sioux Falls larger metropolitan area reveal over $16 billion in gross metro product produced by businesses in Sioux Falls as well as median household incomes over $60,000. That indicates that Sioux Falls is great for business and contains a receptive customer base eager to spend on products and services from local companies that they trust.

Forbes actually listed Sioux Falls as the #2 best small places for business and careers, the #30 location nationwide for cost of doing business (Sioux Falls has no corporate tax and very low taxes overall), the #20 spot for job growth, and the #41 spot for education. With unemployment less than half the national average and robust job growth, Sioux Falls is giving businesses a green light.

Small Business Assistance

The Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce offers a small business assistance program geared towards employers with fewer than 50 employees operating out of the Sioux Falls metropolitan area.

The program provides economic development opportunities, seminars and workshops, and networking opportunities so that you can meet other franchisees, entrepreneurs and small business owners.

As far as marketing and advertising support, remember that Marble Slab Creamery is a member of the Global Franchise Group and can help you develop marketing and advertising campaigns, control your labor and goods costs, and provide customer-service-boosting team training exercises.


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Available Markets in South Dakota

  • Sioux Falls
  • Watertown
  • Mitchell
  • Pierre
  • Rapid City
  • Aberdeen
  • Brookings

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