My Queue

There are no Videos in your queue.

Click on the Add to next to any video to save to your queue.

There are no Articles in your queue.

Click on the Add to next to any article to save to your queue.

There are no Podcasts in your queue.

Click on the Add to next to any podcast episode to save to your queue.

You're not following any authors.

Click the Follow button on any author page to keep up with the latest content from your favorite authors.

Kona Ice
#83 Franchise 500| Shaved-ice trucks

About
Founded

2007

Franchising Since

2008 (10 Years)

Corporate Address

5945 Centennial Cir.
Florence, KY 41042

CEO

Tony Lamb

Financial Requirements
Initial Investment

$120,225 - $143,025

Net-worth Requirement

$20,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$20,000 - $40,000

Ongoing Fees
Initial Franchise Fee

$15,000 - $15,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

$3K-$4K/yr.

Ad Royalty Fee

$500/yr.

Financing Options

Kona Ice has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 
startup costs, equipment, inventory

Veteran Incentives

10% off franchise fee

Support Options
Ongoing Support

Purchasing Co-ops

Newsletter

Meetings/Conventions

Toll-Free Line

Grand Opening

Online Support

Security/Safety Procedures

Field Operations

Site Selection

Franchisee Intranet Platform

Marketing Support

Ad Templates

Regional Advertising

Social media

SEO

Website development

Email marketing

On-The-Job Training:

16-20 hours

Kona Ice is ranked #83 in the Franchise 500!
Bio
Kona Ice franchisees bring their trucks to events to serve up shaved ice that customers can flavor themselves. Franchisees also partner with schools, teams, youth groups and other community groups for fundraising events. Shaved ice carts, kiosks and trailer are also available.
Cost
Initial Investment: Low - $120,225 High - $143,025
Units
+11.5%+94 UNITS (1 Year) +58.2%+334 UNITS (3 Years)

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:

Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.

Franchise Articles

To Compete Against Other Salons, Sports Clips Made It Easier for Franchisees to Run Their Businesses

It upgraded the point-of-sale systems at all 1,750 locations and introduced online check-in, a service popular with competitors.

The 7 Cheapest Franchises on the Entrepreneur Franchise 500 List

Seven inexpensive franchises you can buy for less than $5,000.

How Hardee's Shed Its Bikini-Centric Ad Strategy, and Cleverly Grew Up

The franchise is repositioning itself as forward-thinking.

Choosing a Hot Franchise May Leave You Cold

Ask yourself these diagnostic questions to find the franchise business that fits you best.

3 Tips for Handing Down a Business to the Next Generation

Mother-daughter Kumon franchisees share advice on how to smoothly transition a family business.

Disclaimer

The Franchise 500 is not intended to endorse, advertise, or recommend any particular franchise. It is solely a research tool you can use to compare franchise operations. Entrepreneur stresses that you should always conduct your own independent investigation before investing money in a franchise.
Updated: September 7th, 2017