Originally posted by Jennifer_4
We have about 3 or 4 here in Fresno..they just started popping up...the ice cream is almost too rich.. and they are rather expensive. I won't go to the one nearest our home because they have such snobby attitudes there..not my idea of roadfood.
Agreed on the attitudes and price
Marble Slab started here in Houston in '83. Cold Stone started in Tucson a few years later, according to a recent article in the Chronicle. Cold Stone is just starting to move into the Houston market.
Marble Slab has had its ups and downs over the years. They seem to have trouble keeping locations open, at least near me.
I tried it a few times. I'm not much of a super-premium ice cream guy I guess. It wasn't worth the wait or the cost, to me. I'd rather buy a 1/2 gallon of Blue Bell, which has always been very generous with the mix-ins, for less than a single cone
(well, on special, anyway).
There was also some problem with attitude at some locations, but I guess if you're serving a super-premium product and paying your workers minimum wage, that's a given