With more than half of Americans eating dessert at least once a week, investing in an ice cream franchise is a worthwhile investment. A brand to consider is Marble Slab Creamery. The ice cream brand was founded in 1983 by Sigmund Penn and Tom LePage, who franchised the brand a year later. Since that time, the ice cream franchise has expanded to hundreds of locations worldwide. The company is now owned by FAT Brands, which provides franchisees great support and training. The ice cream franchise is looking for candidates that are passionate about customer service and providing a quality product. As a franchise owner, you benefit from support and training, a proven model and the opportunity to own multiple locations. The ice cream franchise was the first to develop the “frozen slab” technique for ice cream preparation. In terms of the initial investment, it ranges between $316,085 - $409,135, which includes a $25,000 franchise fee. Royalty fees are 6% of total sales. Veterans are incentivized to invest with 25% off the initial franchise fee.
You can expect an initial training program that is broken down into classroom and on-the-job instruction to prepare you for ownership. This includes hiring, marketing and advertising, food prep, and more. Prior to your grand opening, you'll receive site selection and assistance with launching your location. Support and training are ongoing. Since you'll be provided with great support and training, you don't need prior experience in order to successfully run the business. The ice cream franchise has many markets still open for development.