General

Industry

Food and Beverage

Category

Frozen Dessert

SBA Identifier

S1078

Year of Founding

2007

Fees

Marketing Fee

2%

Royalty Fee

6%

Franchise Fee

$15,000-$35,000

Investment Range

$333K-$514K

Location units

Total U.S. Locations

262

U.S. Franchised Units

262

U.S. Corporate Units

0

Headquarters (City)

Atlanta

Other

Item 19 - Franchise Financials

Yes

Financing Availability

-

Started Offering Franchises

2007

Issuance of FDD Data

05/21/2021

What to know about Marble Slab Creamery franchise?

Marble Slab Franchising, LLC offers franchises for the operation of retail ice cream stores selling a superior grade of ice cream that customers can order in combination with nuts, fruit and other "mixins" that are blended into the ice cream on a chilled marble or granite slab under the MARBLE SLAB CREAMERY mark ("Stores"). Stores also offer home baked cones, frozen yogurt, ice cream cakes and other ice cream treats, soft drinks, and gourmet coffee drinks.

Marble Slab Creamery is based in Atlanta, GA. Scroll down to learn more!

How much does a Marble Slab Creamery franchise cost?

Are you wondering how much is a Marble Slab Creamery franchise? Before starting a Marble Slab Creamery franchise, it is important to know the franchise fee, working capital and other costs required to start the business.

The minimum investment amount required to open a Marble Slab Creamery franchise is $333,285 and can go all the way up to $513,935. Keep in mind, you should also allocate additional funds to live off of while the Marble Slab Creamery business ramps up. This can take as little as 6 months to over 2 years depending on the franchise opportunity. You should speak to at least 5 Marble Slab Creamery franchisees to understand the true cost of opening the franchise and how long it takes to: 1) start a Marble Slab Creamery business 2) pass break even 3) hit significant income.

After (and if) you pass the point of earning significant income from your Marble Slab Creamery franchise, there may be enough margin to hire a day-to-day manager and work less hours in the business.

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Franchise Data

Year Start of Year Units Opened Units Closed End of Year
2016 217 17 12 222
2017 222 14 12 224
2018 222 21 10 233
2019 233 20 5 248
2020 248 17 3 262

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How much does a Marble Slab Creamery franchise owner make?

Marble Slab Creamery franchise earnings and revenue can vary significantly from one franchisee to another.
The Marble Slab Creamery franchise owner profits can be influenced by labor costs, lease rates, hours worked as well as other factors.

Marble Slab Creamery discloses financials at the unit level. In other words, they show how much Marble Slab Creamery franchisees made in the past. Through analyzing this information available in the metrics tab, it can serve as a good basis to further explore the opportunity or not.

At Vetted Biz, we advise you to speak with 5 to 10 franchisees to understand how much money they are making from the Marble Slab Creamery franchise. Roughly 60% of franchises disclose financials and it makes the process easier when filtering potential franchise opportunities like Marble Slab Creamery. Don’t just speak to existing franchisees, call franchisees who have recently left the system and try to find out how much those Marble Slab Creamery owners were making.

Visit the Marble Slab Creamery metrics tab to explore the financials for this business.

What is the Marble Slab Creamery franchise fee?

Owning a Marble Slab Creamery franchise requires 6% royalty fee and 2% marketing fee. These two expenses represent the main ongoing costs you can expect to pay the franchisor throughout the franchise relationship. There may be other ongoing fees disclosed in the Marble Slab Creamery Franchise Disclosure Document

Keep in mind, there is also an initial Marble Slab Creamery franchise fee of $15,000 that is included in the initial investment amount of $333,285 to $513,935. Depending on the franchise agreement you sign, you might have to pay the full franchise fee again if you decide to extend the Marble Slab Creamery franchise relationship. Consult with a licensed franchise attorney to understand exactly what you receive for paying the Marble Slab Creamery franchise fee of $15,000.

Visit the Marble Slab Creamery metrics tab to explore the financials for this business, royalty and marketing fees compare to other Food and Beverage franchises. You can also compare these fees for 2,000+ franchises currently offered in the U.S.

When was Marble Slab Creamery founded?

Marble Slab Creamery started offering franchises in 2007. Marble Slab Creamery was founded 15 years ago in 2007.

At Vetted Biz, we recommend franchises have 3-5 corporate locations and 5+ years of experience before offering a franchise. There needs to be proof that the business model works and is replicable before offering the franchise to other!

How many Marble Slab Creamery locations are in the U.S.?

As of 2021, there were 262 locations across the U.S. There are also 0 corporate locations. Most Food and Beverage franchises like Marble Slab Creamery have more franchised locations than corporate locations.

How many Marble Slab Creamery franchises opened over the past few years?

Over the prior 3 years we have data for, Marble Slab Creamery has opened 58 outlets throughout the U.S. Visit the Marble Slab Creamery metrics tab to explore how the openings compare to other Food and Beverage franchises.

How many Marble Slab Creamery franchises closed over the past few years?

Over the prior 3 years we have data for, Marble Slab Creamery has closed 18 outlets throughout the U.S

Visit the Marble Slab Creamery metrics tab to explore how the openings compare to other Food and Beverage franchises.

Is Marble Slab Creamery growing? Are they opening more locations than they are closing?

The net unit growth rate for Marble Slab Creamery over the past 3 years is 18%. Over the last year we have data for, Marble Slab Creamery had a net unit growth rate of 6%.

Without a comparison, this number doesn’t mean much. Compare how the Marble Slab Creamery growth rate compares to 2,000+ other franchises and Industry franchises like Marble Slab Creamery. More info in the Marble Slab Creamery metrics tab.

Is Marble Slab Creamery franchise eligible for an SBA Loan?

Marble Slab Creamery is eligible for SBA loans including the 7(a) loan. To find out more about the SBA loan program for franchising click here.

Marble Slab Creamery franchise was assigned the SBA Franchise ID of S1078 on 10/01/2017. This DOES NOT mean the SBA endorses this franchise. The SBA Franchise Directory will only include business models like Marble Slab Creamery that are reviewed and found eligible under SBA’s affiliation rules and other eligibility criteria. Currently, there are over 7,000 franchise opportunities that the SBA has deemed eligible for SBA financing.

Is Marble Slab Creamery a franchise in the United States?

According to the SBA, Marble Slab Creamery meets the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) definition of a franchise. The FTC Franchise Rule requires franchisors to provide all potential franchisees with a disclosure document (FDD) containing 23 items about the franchise, its officers, and other franchisees. Be sure that Marble Slab Creamery provides you with an FDD if you are in discussion to buy a Marble Slab Creamery.

What is the Marble Slab Creamery Franchise for Sale Rate?

The Marble Slab Creamery systemwide health and franchisee satisfaction can be measured by the Marble Slab Creameryfranchise for sale rate. The franchise for sale rate is calculated by the percentage of units transferred to new franchisees and reacquired by franchisor.

Marble Slab Creamery franchise for sale rate over the past 3 years is 15%. Over the last year we have data for, Marble Slab Creamery had a franchise for sale rate of 6%.

Without a comparison, this number doesn’t mean much. Compare how the Marble Slab Creamery franchise for sale rate compares to 2,000+ other franchises and Industry franchises like Marble Slab Creamery. More info in the Marble Slab Creamery metrics tab.

What is the Marble Slab Creamery Franchise Failure Rate?

Marble Slab Creamery franchise failures comprise franchise terminations, franchise non-renewals, and franchises that ceased operations for other reasons. The failure rate is one of the most important franchise metrics to consider when investing in a franchise!

Marble Slab Creamery failure rate over the past 3 years is 7%. Over the last year we have data for, Marble Slab Creamery had a franchise failure rate of 1%.

Without a comparison, this number doesn’t mean much. Compare how the Marble Slab Creamery franchise for sale rate compares to 2,000+ other franchises and Industry franchises like Marble Slab Creamery. More info in the Marble Slab Creamery metrics tab.

How can I find out more details on Marble Slab Creamery franchise?

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Investment Midpoint

The average of the low and high range of the investment amounts calculated from the most recently available Franchise Disclosure Document

Marble Slab Creamery

$423,610

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Royalty Fee

The median royalty fee from the Franchise Disclosure Document

Marble Slab Creamery

6%

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Franchise Fee Midpoint

Payment that the franchisee must pay to the franchise owner in order to start a franchise.

Marble Slab Creamery

$25,000

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General

Industry

Food and Beverage

Category

Frozen Dessert

SBA Identifier

S1078

Year of Founding

2007

Fees

Marketing Fee

2%

Royalty Fee

6%

Franchise Fee

$15,000-$35,000

Investment Range

$333K-$514K

Location units

Total U.S. Locations

262

U.S. Franchised Units

262

U.S. Corporate Units

0

Headquarters (City)

Atlanta

Other

Item 19 - Franchise Financials

Yes

Financing Availability

-

Started Offering Franchises

2007

Issuance of FDD Data

05/21/2021

Detailed Franchise metrics for Marble Slab Creamery

Detailed Franchise Metrics are metrics calculated and reviewed by Vetted Biz. You can find the available metrics for Marble Slab Creamery below. “N/A" or Not Applicable results mean that there is not enough data available to compute a precise rate or that the result is not mathematically computable. When results are not mathematically computable, you should pay attention to the absolute values (#) instead of the percentage rate itself.

Growth Rate

The percentage change of total franchise units from one year to the next by franchisor.

 

1 year

3 years

Marble Slab Creamery

6%

18%

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Franchise for Sale Rate

The percentage of units transferred to new franchisees and reacquired by franchisor.

 

1 year

3 years

Marble Slab Creamery

0%

15%

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Net Unit Growth (most recent year)

Net Unit Growth (3 years)

Failure Rate

Franchise failures comprise franchise terminations, franchise non-renewals, and franchises that ceased operations for other reasons.

 

1 year

3 years

Marble Slab Creamery

2%

7%

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Business details

Company Name

http://www.marbleslab.com/

Business email

**********@******.com

Mailing address

5555 Glenridge Connector, Suite 850

State headquarters

Georgia

Owner Name

Marble Slab Creamery

Phone

+1 (000) 0********00

City

Atlanta

Zip code

30342
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