Marble Slab Creamery INFO
What is Marble Slab Creamery?
Marble Slab Creamery, a leading purveyor of chef created super-premium hand-mixed ice cream and the innovator of the frozen slab technique, was founded in 1983. Every batch of Marble Slab Creamery ice cream is fresh made in small batches in store using dairy from local farms and flavor ingredients from around the world. Today, Marble Slab Creamery is enjoyed by consumers across the globe with locations in, Bahrain, Canada, Guam, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Singapore, Pakistan, Bangladesh and the United States.
Why Marble Slab Creamery?
A recognized name with 140+ domestic units across 15 states, Marble Slab invented the now-popular frozen slab technique nearly 40 years ago, through a range of economic environments. Today, this iconic franchise brand continues to thrive. Now, as Americans are poised to finally get out into their communities again, the brand has big plans to make the most of the coming spike in retail foot traffic, including opening 32 new units by the end of 2021.
Backed by multi-brand franchisor FAT Brands, Quick Service Restaurant Division, Marble Slab Creamery allows owners to be a part of one of the most proven businesses available, in addition to joining a family of brands dedicated to serving its franchisees and its customers.
What Sets Marble Slab Creamery Apart?
Marble Slab Creamery franchisees are not tied to a one-size-fits-all real estate footprint, and the adaptable concept fits well in a variety of markets, settings and store configurations. While standalone storefronts have found success, the concept also translates to high-traffic settings including movie theaters, boardwalks and amusement parks.
Additionally, the brand recently launched a co-branded shop experience as part of an integration with sibling brand Great American Cookies, America’s largest seller of fresh, gourmet cookies. A complementary partnership between two beloved dessert brands, the combined concept offers decadent menu offerings like ice cream sandwiches that attract a wider customer base while increasing both brands’ economies of scale.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, many of Marble Slab Creamery’s competitors were forced to permanently shutter. Now, with interest rates at historic lows, there is an overabundance of prime real estate available in key markets across the country, and with the backing of FAT Brands’s family of brands, Marble Slab Creamery is well-positioned to dominate the post-COVID ice cream segment.
This unprecedented amount of prime real estate space means commercial landlords are eager to fill these spaces with well-known brands with strong operators behind them. As a result, rental costs are low and attractive incentives are high. Additionally, landlords are eager to welcome experiential brands like Marble Slab Creamery, which have reduced risk from online or off-premise competitors. Consumers are increasingly eager to get out of the house, visit shopping centers and entertainment venues and grab a delicious ice cream cone.
Why the Premium Ice Cream Segment?
Almost half of Americans eat dessert at least once a week, making an ice cream franchise a smart investment because the potential customer base is huge. Marble Slab Creamery has a long history of giving its customers what they want, and it doesn’t stop there — it is dedicated to serving its franchisees and its customers alike, which is why the brand has adapted its opportunity to fit in a wide variety of locations and venues.
Now, with Marble Slab Creamery targeting expansion in markets across the country, the brand could be the right opportunity for you. The investment is more modest than franchising behemoths, and the care, guidance and support you’ll receive from the corporate team is more personal. With the backing of FAT Brands, Quick Service Restaurant Division, you’ll have the benefit of never being alone. Whether you’re looking to open a single location or open multiple units, people with the drive, passion and commitment to succeed are perfect Marble Slab Creamery franchisees.
Start-up costs to open a Marble Slab Creamery range from $316,285 to $409,935. Learn more about franchise opportunities at https://www.marbleslabfranchise.com/.