There are many reasons to feel invigorated by the concept of opening your own business. While you might be already fully aware of the consistent support an ice cream store franchise like Marble Slab Creamery will provide when your store is in operation, you still could have questions about the process leading up to your Grand Opening. The early stages of opening your franchise is not only a critical time to establish goals and financial benchmarks, but also to get accustomed to your new situation.
Marble Slab does everything to help you feel comfortable achieving those goals by making the start-up as easy as possible. Let’s take a look at some of the most frequently asked questions about setting up your location and what to expect shortly after you open your doors.
What should I expect before opening my ice cream store franchise?
To get the process going of opening your Marble Slab Creamery, you will first have to fulfill the pre-qualification stages of your application. Once we have sorted out this stage, you will receive a Franchise Disclosure Document. Reviewing this document will be your chance to go over the average net sales, cost of goods and labor. When setting up your location specifically, you will also need to factor in the cost of the rent. Once you’ve signed that document, then have had the chance to meet our team and finally signed your franchise agreement: we will then work on securing your location.
How do I select a suitable site and negotiate a lease? Will you help?
Our franchisees may not be fully aware of the logistics surrounding real estate, which is not a requirement when opening a Marble Slab Creamery store. Our franchise owners may be expected to identify their location. However, our real estate team will help as much as needed during this stage. There is a demand that comes with a brand that is well established as Marble Slab Creamery. Landlords love contacting us to place an ice cream store franchise in their property to bring our ice cream to their centers. Our real-estate team can help you during the negotiating of that lease to provide security that experts will be taking care of your needs and get your location secured.
How long before I can open?
With a concept as enticing as working for yourself, of course, you will be excited to get going. Depending on the time that it will take to construct and move-in to your ice cream store franchise, the answer can vary. Our team will help with the process of advising your restaurants construction and providing the structural guidelines you’ll be expected to adhere to when opening an ice cream store franchise.
What support does Global Franchise Group give post-opening?
Marble Slab Creamery is under the scope of many brands which are aided by Global Franchise Group and their franchise expertise. Global Franchise Group (GFG) is aware that supporting our franchisees will be the best way to see your passion turn to progress. Together, we will help you with any assistance you need for your personal training and building the brand you’re representing. On top of that, you will be given operational assistance past our initial franchise support training you will receive when visiting our headquarters. GFG and Marble Slab Creamery have put our passion of business into making sure our franchisees meet their own goals for their ice cream store franchise.