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For inquiries for Knoxville, Tennessee please complete the form below or call.

(877) 503-2386

Why invest in a Knoxville franchise?

Marble Slab is looking for someone ambitious and hard-working to become the newest franchise owner in Knoxville, Tennessee! Our custom ice cream creations will be a perfect fit in Knoxville, a rapidly growing city with a great economy. The city’s business development resources create an ideal foundation on which you can build your business, setting you up to thrive and grow. Keep reading for more details about what Knoxville can offer your Marble Slab franchise.

Strong Local Economy

Don’t be fooled by the small size of Knoxville, with a total metro population of just over 800,000. This city’s economy is among the frontrunners in the United States, according to its Forbes ranking as #64 out of the two hundred Best Places for Business and Careers. Knoxville has a cost of living 3% lower than the national average and a cost of doing business to match, making it a great city to live and work. Your Knoxville franchise will benefit from the low overhead costs. In addition, a lower cost of living means that the residents of Knoxville have more discretionary income that they can spend on things like custom made ice cream creations. And with nearly 1,500 people moving to the city each year, the population is growing relatively steadily, meaning your customer base can continue to grow.

Business Development Support

When you open a franchise in Knoxville you will not be left to your own devices. Not only do we at Marble Slab provide extensive training and support for our franchise owners, but Tennessee also has resources that small business owners can utilize. The East Tennessee Economic Development Agency, or ETEDA, is dedicated to offering resources and data to small businesses all throughout Eastern Tennessee. The ETEDA specializes in assembling data that business owners can use to decide the optimal area in which to invest. ETEDA data can help you know what you can expect to pay in rent, utilities, wages, and more. They also accumulate data on the labor pool of the city in question, as well as what resources are available for businesses that wish to outsource their human resources services. The ETEDA is full of invaluable information for your Knoxville franchise.

With everything this city has to offer, the decision to open a franchise in Knoxville is a no brainer. Between its strong and growing economy and the valuable information available through the East Tennessee Economic Development Authority, Knoxville has everything a new franchise could want. By building your business on this strong foundation, you will be on the path toward a growing thriving business in no time at all. Click this LINK to learn the first step in opening your Marble Slab franchise in Knoxville.


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Available Markets in Tennessee

  • East Chattanooga
  • Clarksville
  • Murfreesboro
  • Jackson
  • Johnson City

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