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Is the Investment Right for You? 3 Costs to Account For

Being able to invest in a franchise is an amazing feeling, but finding the right investment can be a challenge. There are so many opportunities out there with a bunch of different concepts — but what you need is an investment that accounts for nearly everything you need to open a franchise in a known industry. This is exactly what Marble Slab Creamery does. We made sure we broke down nearly everything that goes into opening an ice cream shop with us, so investors know exactly what to expect when they decide that a Marble Slab franchise is right for them. Here is an inside look at some of our ice cream shop startup costs and how you can get started with yours today.

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The Franchise Fee

Every franchise has a franchise fee. The amount of the fee varies from concept to concept, but it buys the franchisee the exclusive rights to use the established brand name on their sign. . Our franchise fee is $25,000, but can vary depending on what type of store you open. This fee is the first part of the investment that you pay to the franchisor, and it is your first step as a franchisee toward opening your own ice cream shop.

Site Requirements

In order to run a successful Marble Slab Creamery, you need to have an adequate amount of space for equipment and inventory. We factored this into our estimated range of ice cream shop startup costs, and we even went the extra mile to include estimated ongoing expenses like rent so that when you do find the right location, you have a ballpark of what those expenses might be. Our ice cream shops require anywhere from 1,600 to 1,800 square feet. In addition to the actual site, your ice cream shop needs to be in a location that has traffic of 60,000 people per day, on average. This, plus some other requirements, put a Marble Slab Creamery franchise in the best possible position to have a good grand opening. You can find these estimated costs in our Franchise Disclosure Document.

Minimum Liquidity

The total ice cream shop startup costs for us are anywhere from $316,085 to $409,135. Although there are ways to get financing to meet the investment, we require that all prospective franchisees have a minimum liquidity of at least $100,000. This ensures that you can maintain your quality of life while also starting your new business. We want to make sure that anyone interested in buying an ice cream franchise has the means to do so. We take extra time to get to know each and every candidate, so both of us have the opportunity to determine if this is the right franchise opportunity for you. After we have some initial conversations, you will be able to see our ice cream shop startup costs in our franchise disclosure document, which also contains a lot of other important information about Marble Slab Creamery.

Take the first step to starting your own ice cream shop franchise with Marble Slab Creamery!

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Our Partners

Marble Slab Creamery is a part of the FAT Brands Family, which also holds the following Quick Service Restaurant brands:

Great American Cookies
Hot Dog on a Stick
Round Table Pizza Royalty

Head Office

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5555 Glenridge Connector, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30342

This information is not intended as an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, a franchise. It is for information purposes only. Currently, the following states regulate the offer and sale of franchises: California, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. If you are a resident of or want to locate a franchise in one of these states, we will not offer you a franchise unless and until we have complied with applicable pre-sale registration and disclosure requirements in your state. Franchise offerings are made by Franchise Disclosure Document only.