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Creamery? Find out what it takes to become part of the
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For inquiries for Petersburg, Virginia, please complete the form below or call.

(877) 503-2386

Why Invest in a Petersburg Franchise?

If you are looking for a franchise opportunity that combines the fun of creating something new with the deliciousness of ice cream, look no further than Marble Slab. Our unique ice cream franchise makes custom ice cream creations every day, and we are looking for someone to help us expand!

Our newest franchise opportunity is in Petersburg, Virginia, where a strong business climate makes investing a smart path to take. In addition, the city has resources that business owners can use to help them grow and develop. Investing in a Petersburg franchise is a great way to become your own boss. Keep reading to learn more.

Virginia’s Thriving Economy

Virginia is known to be one of the states that is most friendly to businesses. There are a number of incentives, tax rebates, grants, and other programs that make owning a business or franchise in Virginia easy.

Because of its friendliness to businesses, Virginia has consistently ranked in the top ten states in the nation for business owners. Indeed, since 2014, Forbes has ranked the state #7 for business.

Virginia also has a strong labor pool. Its population of nearly 8.4 million is well-educated and qualified for most jobs. Finding qualified management staff for your ice cream franchise will be easy in Petersburg.

Business Development Resources

Yet another resource that Petersburg has for franchise owners is the Small Business Development Center, or SBDC. The SBDC is part of a statewide network that is dedicated to assisting business owners with education and other resources.

The Petersburg SBDC has frequent training events that any business owner can attend. These events are perfect for building relationships with other business owners, learning new strengths, and improving existing skills. Utilizing these training events can help you grow as a business owner.

The time to invest in a Petersburg franchise is now! The city’s many incentives and resources make it an ideal location for a franchise, so this opportunity won’t last long. Contact us to learn more about this franchise opportunity and get started right away.


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Available Markets in Virginia

  • Newport News
  • Arlington
  • Alexandria
  • Hampton

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
  • Franchising: Finding the Right Fit
  • How to make your ice cream franchise EVEN BETTER
  • This is your Brain… ON FRANCHISING!

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