Kona Ice

  • Kona Ice, Inc.
5945 Centennial Circle
Florence, KY 41042
  • (800) 566-2423
  • (859) 282-9890 (Fax)

Founded in 2008 by Tony Lamb, Kona Ice was created to offer a clean, friendly, and welcoming experience to the frozen dessert truck industry. Weʼre not some random ice cream truck. Weʼve put a lot of thought and research into the KEV (Kona Entertainment Vehicle). Itʼs your best selling tool and it also houses our patented Flavorwave. This is what truly separates us from every other shaved ice franchise. Additionally, the entire truck is NSF-approved, making it much easier to get your truck approved for the health department in your state. Being mobile as opposed to having a fixed location creates many advantages. Not having to own your own building or property eliminates high overhead costs that can cripple profitability, and your Kona Ice business can adapt to changes in your area. Contact us today to start your journey to becoming a Kona Ice franchisee.

Franchisor Background

Year Established: 2007

Franchising Since: 2008

Operating Units

Franchised Units 662 98.1%
Company-Owned Units 13 1.9%
Total Operating Units 675 100%

Geographic Distribution

USA 675 100.0% In 44 States
Canada 0 0.0% In 0 Provinces
International 0 0.0% In 0 Foreign Countries
Total 675 100%

Multi-Unit Operators

Multi-Unit Operators N/A
Franchises Owned by Multi-Unit Operators N/A

North American Unit Density

Density Units
Texas 114
California 74
Florida 62

Registered in the following Registration States

California, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin

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Support and Training

General Information

IFA Member No
CFA Member No
Franchisee Association? Yes, is a member
Size of Corporate Staff N/A
Site Selection
Lease Negotiation Assistance Yes
Financial Assistance Yes, Direct

Marketing Support

Co-Op Advertising No
National Advertising No
Regional Advertising No
Local Advertising No

Ongoing Support

Central Data Processing Included
Central Purchasing Included
Field Operation Evaluation Included
Field Training Included
Initial Store Opening Included
Inventory Control Included
Franchisee Newsletter Included
Regional or National Meetings Included
800 Telephone Hotline Included


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Financial Requirements


Minimum Net Worth N/A
Cash Investment N/A
Total Investment $114.1-132.9K
Average Total Investment $124K


Initial Franchise Fee $15K
Average Franchise Fee $15K
On-Going Royalty $3-4K/yr.
Average Royalty N/A
Advertising Fee $500/yr

Site Information and Requirements

Average Number of Full-Time Employees N/A
Average Number of Part-Time Employees N/A
Space Needs (in square feet) None
Preferred Site Types N/A
Encourages Conversions Yes
Item 19 (Earnings Claim) Provided? No
Listed in the SBA Registry? No
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Franchisee Qualifications

Financial Net Worth N/A
General Business Experience N/A
Specific Industry Experience N/A
Formal Education N/A
Psychological Profile N/A
Personal Interviews N/A
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Terms of Contract

Term of Initial Contract N/A
Term of Renewal Period N/A
Passive Ownership? Allowed
Area Development
Franchisees Allowed to Expand Within Territory? No
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Expansion Plans

Projected New Units Over Next 12 Months 90
USA Yes, All United States
Canada No
Overseas No
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