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Why Franchise in Washington D.C.?

Marble Slab Creamery is proud to announce that franchisees have the incredible opportunity to open our ice cream franchise in the nation’s capital, Washington, DC. Washington, DC is an ideal location for franchises to open a business because this remarkable city has a stable, thriving, and diverse economy. The economy of Washington, DC primarily consists of the federal government, tourism, and education. Each of these industries provides unique opportunities for franchisees looking for a new business enterprise.

Federal Government

The federal government accounts for 29% of the jobs in Washington, DC. This creates an extraordinarily stable and reliable economy for businesses because federal jobs are buffered from national economic downturns. These jobs are buffered because the federal government continues to run no matter the economic climate. This protected portion of jobs helps to keep the rest of the community afloat when a national economic crisis strikes, making Washington, DC are ideal location for new franchises that are looking for a reliable economy.


Tourism is the 2nd largest industry in Washington, DC. In 2012, 18.9 tourists came to Washington, DC and brought over $4.8 billion into the local economy. By opening an ice cream franchise or advertising in the areas where tourists are most prominent, you can pull some of that revenue into your own franchise. Below are a few of the major historical sites and attractions that draw tourists to Washington, DC.

  • The White House
  • The Lincoln Memorial and Reflecting Pool
  • The Jefferson Memorial
  • The Washington Monument
  • The United States Botanic Garden
  • The Hillwood Museum and Gardens


Washington, DC is also home to a plethora of higher education institutions. Below are a few of the universities and colleges found in the DC area.

  • National Defense University
  • National Defense Intelligence College
  • University of the District of Columbia
  • American University
  • George Washington University
  • Georgetown University
  • Howard University

The education system in Washington, DC provides a couple of unique opportunities to franchises. First, the multitude of education jobs available in Washington, DC boosts the capital’s economy, creating a stable economic environment in conjunction with the federal government.

Second, college students are a fantastic market for an ice cream franchise. College students often go out for a quick treat when they socialize and what is better than chatting over some deliciously sweet ice cream? Creative entrepreneurs can own an extremely lucrative franchise by capitalizing on the college market in Washington, DC.

If you’re for a fantastic city where you can open a profitable and thriving franchise, open a Marble Slab Creamery in Washington, DC today!

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Available Markets in Washington D.C.

  • Washington D.C.

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