Kona Ice Franchise for Sale, Kona Ice Franchise Opportunities
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We have a question for you. What determines the success of a franchise? Is it luck? Coincidence? Why was Kona Ice ranked #1 New Franchise in Entrepreneur Magazine or even more importantly, Highest in Franchisee Satisfaction by TWO separate agencies? We think we might know why. Not every idea is franchise-worthy. Not everyone can offer the support. So why are some concepts instantly successful and others just aren’t?

Here at Kona Ice, we know why we’ve succeeded and reached these ranks of the #1 New Franchise (Entrepreneur Magazine 2013), top in Franchisee Satisfaction (Franchise Business Review and Franchise Update), and named one of the fastest growing franchises in the country right behind McDonald’s (Entrepreneur Magazine). We don’t think it’s luck at all. It’s the combination of a fresh concept, strong corporate support with a vision, and a desire to make the world a better place. So you may be knee deep in the franchising process with tons of questions, but we have just one for you. Why not join Kona Ice?


  1. Fixed Royalty: No penalties for succeeding.
  2. Extremely Quick Startup: We’ll have you up and running in 30 days or less.
  3. Incredibly Low Overhead: Approx. 6% food cost in an industry with an average of 32%.
  4. Proprietary Nutritional Product: A product that can only be found at Kona Ice that’s meeting all of the federal nutritional standards.
  5. Community Involvement: With over $25 million given back, our communities have embraced us as the best fundraising tool.


One of the best things about Kona Ice is that the business model is simple. The brand works for you, not the other way around. Our goal at corporate is to make your Kona Ice experience as enjoyable and stress-free as eating a shaved ice!


Having built 575 of these wonderful trucks, Kona Ice has perfected the KEV. This stateof-the-art truck is literally a mobile billboard for your business - it sells itself!

  • Drives in anywhere, anytime, fully equipped to serve thousands per day
  • Patented FLAVORWAVE for self-serve flavor dispensing
  • Choose from an endless variety of exotic flavor combinations
  • Tropical music rocks from the BOSE enhanced sound system
  • First mobile food truck to be completely NSF (National Sanitation Foundation) approved
  • Proven successful in over 350 markets


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


  • Large, protected territories
  • No forced expansion
  • Territory assigned by zip code(s)
  • Promotes working partnerships with neighboring franchisees


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

  • Schools reward students with regular Kona visits
  • Parents, kids and staff alike say Kona Day is the best day of the week at daycare
  • Sports teams and leagues invite Kona to the ballpark whenever there’s a crowd
  • Businesses book Kona as a special treat for employees
  • Birthday parties, church festivals, block parties and company picnics can all benefit from the Kona Ice experience
  • We’re mobile, so really, we can be just about anywhere!

“With Kona, I have put more smiles on kid’s faces and received more genuine thank you’s in 8 months than I ever did in my 25 years in the consumer electronic business.” - Cheri Wells, franchisee in Ventura, CA


Who knew shaved ice could be healthy? Kona Ice is redefining dessert, by creating a nutritious and delicious treat. Our constant innovation puts us on a pathway to success. The food and beverage industry is becoming exceedingly harder to excel with the nutrition standards that have been put in place. The innovative and progressive spirit that our company was founded on continues in our search to provide a healthy option for our customers. We have partnered with international flavor houses and worked with flavor scientists tirelessly to procure proprietary blends that meet all the current nutrition guidelines.

  • All natural sweeteners
  • Reduced sugar & calories
  • No high fructose corn syrup
  • Smart Snack approved
  • BRAND NEW vitamin-fortified flavors: VitaBlend (stevia + vitamins C & D) & Performance Blend (stevia + B vitamins & vitamin D)
  • 100% juice product
  • Sugar free & dye free flavors available


We’re not just a shaved ice truck - we have units of every size for any venue. Once you
own a Kona truck, you will have access to:

  • The Kona Mini: The most popular ancillary unit is a smaller, more agile version of the KEV. It’s designed for indoor events and smaller outdoor venues.
  • The Kona Trailer: Sometimes you only need the back half of the KEV - and that’s exactly what you’ll get with the Kona Trailer. It’s perfect for large venues where you’ll be established for the majority of your season.
  • The Kona Kiosk: Coming in 2015, we’ve got a brand new Kona Kiosk hitting the streets. With a body that looks like a smaller truck, you’ll be sure to attract plenty of attention at any large venue with this piece of equipment.


Ever wonder if you’re making a difference? With Kona Ice, you’ll see it happening right before your very eyes. With over $25 million dollars given back to local communities all across the country, Kona Ice is defined by our community involvement. Because we’re a mobile franchise, this allows you to be directly involved in your community at every
touch point.


Ranked the #1 New Franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine in 2013 and Highest in Franchisee Satisfaction in 2014 by Franchise Business Review, Kona Ice’s reputation is proclaimed as being one of the most innovative brands and “be your own boss” businesses around. Kona Ice is thriving all across the map - from New Hampshire to California. And as of 2014, it’s now proven to work in 3 international markets as well. It’s a success for the customers and also for the franchisees!

  • Franchisee expectations are constantly exceeded (Highest Franchisee Satisfaction award from Franchise Business Review & Franchise Update)
  • Roughly 75% of franchisees are purchasing a second unit within 2 years
Note: At this time, Kona Ice is only accepting inquiries from within the USA and Canada.
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