At a Glance

Products & Services: Ice and water vending machines

Number of Locations: 157

Total Investment: $27.1K - $213

Founded: 2003

Began Franchising: 2012

About IceBorn

IceBorn began franchising in 2012, but parent company Ice House America has been manufacturing and operating automated ice and water vending machines since 2003. The machines are available in a variety of sizes, and franchisees typically place them in retail center parking lots. The company's SmartIce app allows franchisees to monitor their machines remotely from a smartphone or computer.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2015 37 0 0 120
2014 35 0 0 121
2013 11 0 0 134
2012 0 0 0 132
2011 N/A N/A N/A 116
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units in the U.S.,Australia/New Zealand, Central America, Mexico, South America.

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $27,095 - $213
Franchise Fee: $1,000 - $5,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: to 6%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 5 years, renewable
Veteran Incentives: 50% off franchise fee, first-year royalties waived
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $50,000 - $200,000
Liquid Cash Available: $0 - $50,000
Franchise can be run from home. Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed..
Financing Type In-House Third Party
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How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 1 day. At corporate manufacturing plant : 2 days.

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #489 (2014),
Low-Cost: #91 (2014),
Top New: #63 (2015), #57 (2014),

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