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Starting a Franchise in California: 3 Cities to Consider

Known for having the most comfortable year-round temperatures and some of the biggest tourist attractions in the United States, California is a wonderful place for franchisee candidates to open a Marble Slab Creamery location. California offers a large diversity of settings, from small suburban towns to large internationally known cities. Franchisees can choose to live on the coast, in the mountains, near the desert, or in close proximity to Mexico. No other state in the nation can offer the variety of lifestyle options that California contains.

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With a population of about 240,000, Irvine is a large and affluent city. In 2011, Irvine was ranked by Businessweek as the fifth best city in the United States. Irvine has an exceptionally low crime rate for cities over 100,000. Irvine is a location in Southern California, just north of San Diego. The year-round temperatures in Irvine are enviable, rarely falling below freezing or reaching above 90 degrees. Irvine offers a wealth of parks so that residents can soak up the gorgeous natural scenery. Irvine also hosts the annual Global Village Festival, which celebrates the diversity of cultures in the area with food, exhibits, and entertainment offered by local merchants.


Belmont earned the distinction of being number 11 on Forbes magazine’s “America’s Top 25 Towns to Live Well” in 2009. Belmont is an idyllic community with a population of about 25,835 as of the 2010 census. Having two distinguished schools, Carlmont High School and Ralston Middle School, Belmont is known for being a wonderful place to raise a family. There are scenic canyons and wooded hillsides for nature lovers. San Francisco is about 25 miles away from Belmont, so franchisees that move to the area can also enjoy excursions into the city or to the beach.


Located in Northern central California close to the Shasta Mountains, Redding is a medium-sized city with a population of about 90,000. Historically, Redding was a trade and travel route supported throughout the early 1900s mainly by the mineral extraction industry. The climate in Redding is generally hot and dry through the summer months and mild in the winter months. Redding has the second-highest annual average of sunshine for U.S. cities, with about 88 percent of days being sunny. Redding has an extensive trail system for nature walks that attract many to the city, both to visit and to live.

The city also hosts annual events such as:

  • The Market Street Faire
  •  The Redding Rodeo
  • The Whole Earth Watershed Festival
  • Redding Beer Week
  • The Fourth of July Freedom Festival
  • The Lemurian Shasta Classic Mountain Bike Race
  • Banff Street Fair

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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
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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.