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Our Process

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Okay, So You’re Interested in Owning One of Our Stores? Now What?


You know, opening a franchise with us could be easier than you think. The first step is realizing that opening a Marble Slab is right for you; the second initial step is to fill out a confidential questionnaire. You will receive a link to the confidential questionnaire when you complete the inquiry form on the website. Submitting your information allows us to send you information about Marble Slab Creamery as well as contact you to discuss your interest in opening your own franchise.

You will then receive a call from one of our two Franchise Recruitment Managers for an initial conversation that will determine if your business goals match our business model. We will also evaluate your application to learn about your work history and verify that you fit our financial requirements. During your time in becoming a franchise owner, we will work to develop a close relationship with you. Our goal is to help you understand the value of Marble Slab Creamery, but also understand the many values of the franchise model.

This Way to Opening a Marble Slab Creamery


Complete the full application for pre-qualification.

Disclosure Document

Once approved, you will receive our Franchise Disclosure Document, which includes a Financial Performance Representation of average net sales, cost of goods, rent, and labor figures.

One-on-One Meeting

One-on-one meetings (virtual and personal) with your Development Manager.


Contact existing franchisees for feedback.

Meet the Team

A trip out to headquarters in Georgia to meet the team (Optional).

Franchise Agreement

If approved to join the franchise family, you'll sign your franchise agreements and pay the franchise fee of $30,000.

Secure Your Location

Secure your location with the help of our real estate team, and open your business!

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Building Your
Marble Slab Creamery

Here is a breakdown of the total investment required to build and open a Marble Slab Creamery. Franchise owners who plan to lease rather than build should see the lease option section below.

Single Store Inital Fees




$238,085 - $371,635

Multi Unit Initial Fees


First Store: $25,000

Competitive Area Development Agreements Available in Select Markets


$293,085 - $376,135 per store

* Total investment includes initial franchise fee

This is a very slimmed down version of the franchising process, but these are the key steps on the road to your grand opening! The time in which it takes to become a franchise owner is largely dependent on how quickly you’re willing to move. We’ve seen people become franchise owners in as little as 25 days.

In reality, it can take somewhere between 60 and 120 days from the initial inquiry to the signing of final documents. Our dedicated team will be with you 100% of the way. Our goal is to make the franchising process as smooth as possible. Get one step ahead and learn more about the Franchise Disclosure Document by downloading our free eBook.

What is the FDD eBook

In this eBook you’ll learn:

  • How much money it takes to open a franchise
  • The difference between liquidity and net worth
  • Ways to obtain more liquid assets
  • Which type of franchise is right for you
  • Tips for hiring, managing, finding resources, and keeping your business running smoothly
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