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Kona Ice mobile trucks specialize in serving premium, low-sugar shaved ice in a variety of flavors. 99% of Kona Ice franchise owners would recommend the franchise to others. Download the Kona Ice Franchise Report.Download the Report
Have you ever wondered what the largest food truck company in the world looks like? Or how the largest food truck company in the world has ranked #1 in franchisee satisfaction by the Franchise Business Review 9 years in a row? It looks a little bit like this:
Kona Ice wants everyone in its family to feel welcomed and supported. If you’ve dreamed of starting your own business and are looking to find an established company that’s fun, innovative, and dedicated to you, then look no further.
Over the last fifteen years, Kona Ice has received a lot of awards—but they’re most proud of their Franchisee Satisfaction Award from FBR. The brand has made the top ranks over the last nine years—coming in at #1 overall the last several years. If you’re wondering what it would be like to buy a Kona Ice franchise, complete the form to download the Kona Ice franchise report.
Only the brands that exceed FBR’s franchisee satisfaction benchmark are displayed on our website. Here’s how Kona Ice franchise owners rated their franchise.
Not all franchise systems share their results publicly. Kona Ice does. Download the franchisee satisfaction report on Kona Ice for free.
Kona Ice sells shaved ice, but that’s not all they’re about. The company has donated over $100 million dollars to communities and organizations across the country since its inception in 2007. The company states, “selling the world’s most incredible shaved ice is what we do, but giving back is who we are.”
Kona Ice has a simple business model. The brand works for you, not the other way around. Their goal is to make franchise owners’ Kona Ice experience as enjoyable and stress-free as eating a cup of shaved ice.
The Kona Entertainment Vehicle (KEV):
Having built over 1,500 trucks, Kona Ice has perfected the KEV. This state-of-the-art truck is literally a mobile billboard for your business – it sells itself!
Kona Ice has KEV units of every size for any venue:
Everyone’s favorite feature of the Kona Ice truck is the ability to load up on flavors to their heart’s content. In a day and age where self-serve dessert is all the rage, Kona has taken that step for the mobile shaved ice industry with our patented Flavorwave.
One Of A Kind Experience:
Kona doesn’t just sell gourmet shaved ice, it brings an unforgettable experience that appeals to the kid in all of us!
“With Kona, I have put more smiles on kid’s faces and received more genuine thank you’s in eight months than I ever did in my 25 years in the consumer electronic business.” – Cheri Wells, franchisee in Ventura, CA
Ever wonder if you’re making a difference? With Kona Ice, you’ll see it happening right before your very eyes. With over $100 million dollars given back to local communities across the country, Kona Ice is defined by community involvement. Because it’s a mobile franchise, this allows you to be directly involved in your community at every touch point.
Kona Ice’s reputation is proclaimed as being one of the most innovative brands around. With a “be your own boss” mentality, the business has ranked #1 in Franchisee Satisfaction by the Franchise Business Review nine years in a row. Even better, Entrepreneur Magazine ranked them the #1 New Franchise. Kona Ice is thriving across the United States—from New Hampshire to California. And as of 2014, it’s been proven to work in three international markets as well. The best part? Roughly 75% of franchisees are so successful, they’re purchasing a second unit within the first two years.
Kona Ice has a full-time marketing team of graphic designers, digital marketers, copywriters, and videographers that create content for Google AdWords campaigns, Facebook campaigns, and Instagram campaigns. Hundreds of thousands of dollars are spent on these marketing campaigns that are designed solely to make the franchisee’s phone ring and fill up their inbox. You focus on building your contact database, as corporate provides:
“I think the vision Tony has for Kona Ice is very exciting. So it allows us on a local level to really promote a brand that we believe in.” – Linnea Weikleenget, franchisee in Jackson, MS
Konology: the business of shaved ice
Kona Ice devotes a great deal of time and resources on the continuing education of their franchisees. If every franchisee had the same information as their most successful franchisee, then everyone has the potential to succeed. They cover such topics as:
Additional Kona Support
Kona Ice believes you should go into business for yourself, but not by yourself.
Quick & Easy Startup:
Kona Ice is proud of its franchising process. When you decide you want to start your own business, we understand that you don’t want to wait years to make that dream a reality. They guarantee that we’ll have you in business and off on the right foot in no time.
The Kona Experience is a one-of-a-kind experience for customers and franchisees alike. It all begins with the Kona Kollege.
Your Kona Ice journey begins with an all-expenses-paid trip to the training program at the Kona Ice Corporate Headquarters. You’ll meet your support staff and gain firsthand knowledge in the following:
You’ll graduate from Kona Kollege with a starting business plan that will have you primed and ready for success. On top of your startup plan, you will be set up for multiple follow up calls throughout your first year to ensure a smooth and successful start to your business!
Learn what makes Kona Ice a fun, flexible & rewarding franchise opportunity
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Actual owner reviews from our third party, independent surveys.
The franchisee community of Kona is made up of the best people. Not just good business people, but genuinely NICE people, who care about each other.
Tony [Lamb] lives the values he talks about. I trust him completely. If there was something the brand could do to improve my ROI as a franchisee it would be to partner with national PTA organizations to get greater exposure with schools. Also, partner with national companies (Walmart, etc) to provide more opportunities for our trucks to be allowed to park in their lots and set up fixed locations.
I think senior manegement is wonderful. They know the struggles of the business, because most of them are running their own franchises. I love this idea! When they speak, I shut up and listen. Because they know what they are talking about.
Kona Ice mobile trucks specialize in serving premium, low-sugar shaved ice in a variety of flavors. 99% of Kona Ice franchise owners would recommend the franchise to others. Download the Kona Ice Franchise Report.Request Information
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