Marble Slab Creamery announced the opening of its first franchise location in Lebanon. The company established an international master franchise agreement with operating principal, Nidal Nhara in 2007, who is expected to open five stores within a seven year period of the agreement. The new store locations will initially concentrate inBeirut before expanding into other cities. The agreement is supported by NexCen Brands, Inc., parent company to Marble Slab Creamery.

The first store opened September 3 at the City Mall in Beirut. Operating principal, Nidal Nahra is an architect from Beirut’s nearby suburb, Jouneih, and develops commercial projects in many key locations.

“I am pleased to open the first Marble Slab in Lebanon,” said Nidal Nhara master franchise owner. “I believe in the brand and its gourmet quality products, and I am confident that Marble Slab will be a welcome addition to the city of Beirut.”