IceBorn
Ice and water vending machines

About
Founded

2003

Franchising Since

2012 (7 Years)

Corporate Address

13901 Sutton Park Dr. S., Bldg. A, #100
Jacksonville, FL 32224

CEO

Troy Doom

Parent Company

Ice House America

Financial Requirements
Initial Investment

$113,050 - $245,650

Net-worth Requirement

$50,000 - $200,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$25,000 - $75,000

Ongoing Fees
Initial Franchise Fee

$7,000 - $7,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

to 6%

Ad Royalty Fee

to 1%

Financing Options

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

Veteran Incentives

50% off franchise fee, first-year royalties waived

Support Options
Ongoing Support

Grand Opening

Security/Safety Procedures

Field Operations

Site Selection

Proprietary Software

Marketing Support

Co-op Advertising

Ad Templates

National Media

Regional Advertising

Social media

SEO

Website development

Email marketing

Loyalty program/app

On-The-Job Training:

12.5 hours

Classroom Training:

15.5 hours

Additional Training:

At corporate manufacturing plant

Absentee Ownership Allowed
Bio
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.
Cost
Initial Investment: Low - $113,050 High - $245,650
Units
-3.4%-6 UNITS (1 Year) +10.2%+16 UNITS (3 Years)

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:

Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S.
Franchise Financing
Using 401(K)/IRA Funds
  • Tax Penalty-Free
  • Debt Free
  • Expert Guidance
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Updated: October 4th, 2019