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Initial Investment

LOW: $27,095
HIGH: $213,500

Change in Units

+0.6% +1 UNITS (1 Year)
+7.6% +12 UNITS (3 Years)

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Company Profile



Franchising Since

2012 (4 Years)

Corporate Address

1597 The Greens Wy. Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250


Troy Doom

Parent Company

Ice House America

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.


Financial Requirements

Initial Investment

$27,095 - $213,500

Net-worth Requirement

$50,000 - $200,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$25,000 - $50,000

Ongoing Fees

Initial Franchise Fee

$1,000 - $5,000

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: 
franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory

Veteran Incentives

50% off franchise fee, first-year royalties waived

Franchise 500® Rank History

  • 2014 - 489

* Not all years were ranked

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:
Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S. and in the following regions/states: See List

Operations & Franchisor Support

Training Onsite: 1 day

Training at headquarters: 2 days

Additional Training: At corporate manufacturing plant

Ongoing Support
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Field Operations

Marketing Support
Ad Slicks

Absentee Ownership Allowed

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Updated: September 9th, 2016

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