Kona Ice


KONA ICE Franchise Opportunity Information:

Witness explosive growth (over 400% per annum) in a sluggish economy: Kona Ice® is the most innovative new concept in the franchise industry. With over 300 franchise units in 41 states in less than 5 years.

Kona Ice® is PROVEN, PROFITABLE, STABLE, and downright FUN!


Extremely low overhead

  • 6% food cost
  • No real estate expenses
  • Single person operation per unit
  • Multi-unit expandability
  • Fully contained and completely mobile
  • Incredible franchisee buying power

Meet KEV: Our Kona Entertainment Vehicle

This state-of-the-art truck is literally a mobile billboard for your business. Palm trees, beach scenes, & tropical music - customers escape to your tropical island paradise!

  • Drives in anywhere, anytime, ready for business
  • Fully equipped to serve thousands per day
  • Over 30 cubic feet of in our custom designed cold plate freezer system
  • Patented shaver fills hundreds of cups per hour
  • Patented self-serve flavor dispensing system


You’re Looking at Proven Success with Kona. No longer a question of "will it work?" or "where will it work best?" Kona Ice® is a proven winner with the masses, from New Hampshire to California. How do we know?

  • Franchisee expectations are constantly exceeded!!!
  • 75% of franchisees are purchasing a second truck within 2 years

Simply Put: Kona Ice is a FUN, WILD, & WONDERFUL Experience

Kona doesn’t just sell gourmet shaved ice. Kona brings an unforgettable experience that appeals to the kid in all of us.

  • Crowds grow like crazy wherever Kona Ice® arrives
  • Tropical music rocks from BOSE® enhanced sound system
  • Everyone’s served the finest gourmet shaved ice on the planet
  • Serve yourself at Kona’s signature FLAVORWAVE®
  • Choose from an endless variety of exotic flavor combinations


Incredibly low ($15,000 - $30,000) cost investment

  • Fixed royalty - a fraction of industry standard
  • No paralyzing build out costs
  • Large protected territories
  • No forced expansion
We have pre-arranged financing with a sister company in place specifically for Kona Ice® giving you the opportunity to expand at your own pace.

Year-Round Opportunity

Although some franchisees enjoy the down months, Kona continually focuses efforts on providing serving solutions for profitability no matter the season.

Kona Mini is a smaller, more agile version of the KEV designed for indoor events and smaller outdoor venues. The opportunities are endless.

The Kona Brand has Become Synonymous
with FUNdraising

Booking Kona is the fastest, easiest way to raise BIG BUCKS for schools, sports teams, and non-profit organizations. Good news like that spreads quickly resulting in effortless bookings and repeat sales

  • Kona promotes percent of sales GiveBacks and Prepaid Card programs
  • Kona has given back over $10 MILLION to local communities to date
  • Community involvement further enhances the Kona Brand


Signature FLAVORWAVE™ is Key to Brand Loyalty. Kona’s favorite feature for customers young and old is the “go ahead” to load up their shaved ice with tropical flavors to their hearts content. Does it get any better than this?

  • Complete self-serve flavor dispensing system
  • Registered, Patented, & award winning design
Kona’s unique and delicious entertainment experience has key repeat customers booking regular visits way in advance.

  • Schools reward students with regular Kona visits
  • Parents, kids and staff alike say Kona Day is best day of the week at Day Care
  • Sports teams and leagues invite Kona to the ball park whenever there's a crowd
  • Businesses book Kona as a special break time treat for employees
  • Birthday parties, church festivals, block parties, company picnics


Kona Kollege

  • New franchisees are enrolled in Kona Kollege™ at Kona Korporate
  • In-depth, hands-on training experience that covers:
  • Establishing territory and setting up your business
  • Marketing strategies and database management
  • Day-to-day operations and truck maintenance
  • The comprehensive, 80 page Kona Ice Success Guide
  • Forum - An online experience where franchisees share ideas & techniques
Public Relations

  • Kona Ice® is contracted with a national PR company to help secure local press for franchisees
  • With over 100,000,000 press impressions growing & recognizable.
NSF - National Sanitation Foundation

  • Kona Ice® is the first ever mobile food truck to be completely NSF approved.
  • Approved on 12 complex sections of the truck
  • Proven to work in over 300 markets and our experience will get you through it all
  • Corporate office handles all NSF regulations for the franchisees

  • Kona Ice® offers an entire line of healthy, nutritious products.
  • PROPRIETARY products include: Sugar Free, Dye Free, Low calorie and an Isotonic sports blend
  • Vitamin Fortified


Kona Ice® has a full time staff marketing team of graphic designers, marketers, copywriters and videographers.

You focus on growing your Kontacts as Kona continually provides:

  • Professionally designed, innovative, fun, and timely email advertising to key targeted markets
  • Slick and creative direct mail and leave-behind materials to close sales
  • Kona branded giveaways and merchandise to promote the brand

  • Individual sites for franchisees
  • Corporate website covers all ways to experience Kona Ice® locally
  • The Find A Kona feature allows for a zip code ID to put any viewer in direct contact with their local Kona franchise
  • Backed by a National Google Adwords Campaign


Coming in 2013, Kona Ice® is stepping out of the box & interacting with their customers...by mobile devices. This takes branding to a whole new level. At Kona Ice® we are creating a fully animated cartoon app. Users will be able to download an app on their iPod, iPhone, or iPad.

It is a 14 page cartoon, interactive reader app for kids, teaching them to read while enjoying an overall fun experience. The app also includes games and coupons to redeem at the Kona Ice® truck.

Kona Ice® is the fastest growing mobile franchise in the country. Meeting or exceeding most all expectations, franchise satisfaction is through the roof! Don’t Miss This Opportunity!

Territories are STILL available in all major markets.

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