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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), #1 in Category (Dessert Franchise in Entrepreneur Magazine) and made the Fastest Growing List for the past five years. 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?
Reasons Why Kona Ice Is Different
Corporate Support & Marketing
At Kona Ice, we believe you should go into business for yourself, but not by yourself.
Quick & Easy Startup
We pride ourselves on our franchising process. When you decide you want to start your own business, we understand that you don't want to wait years to make that dream become a reality. We can guarantee that we'll have you in business, generating revenue within 21-60 days of your deposit.
The Kona Experience is not just for our customers. We strive to create a one-of-a-kind experience for our franchisees too. And that all begins at Kona Kollege.
Your Kona Ice journey begins with an all expense paid trip to the training program at the Kona Corporate Headquarters. You'll gain firsthand knowledge in the following:
You'll graduate from Kona Kollege with a 30 day plan that will have you primed and ready for success. On top of your startup plan, you will be set up for multiple follow up calls throughout your first year to ensure a smooth and successful start to your business!
Everyone's favorite feature of the Kona Ice truck is the ability to load up on tropical flavors to their heart's content. In a day and age where self-serve dessert is all the rage, Kona has taken that step for the mobile shaved ice industry with our patented FLAVORWAVE.
Kona Ice has a full time marketing team of graphic designers, digital marketers, copywriters and videographers. You focus on building your contact database, as corporate provides:
Coming in 2016, you'll be able to run through the island of Gooba Jooba with none other than Kona the Penguin. With fun gameplay, branded content and tangible rewards, your customers will love that they get to interact with Kona Ice in this unique way. Check out Island Rush on the App Store - coming Spring 2016.
KONOLOGY: the business of shaved ice
We place a great deal of our time and resources on the continuing education of our franchisees. If every franchisee had the same information as our most successful franchisee, then everyone has the potential to succeed. We cover such topics as:
Additional Kona Support
We sell shaved ice, but that's not what we're all about. Company-wide, we've given back and raised over $35 million dollars to communities and organizations all across the country since our inception in 2007. It's more a part of who we are than any other aspect of our brand. It is how we operate. Giving back is who we are, selling the world's most incredible shaved ice is what we do.
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 cup of shaved ice!
MEET KEV: The Kona Entertainment VehicleHaving built 700 of these wonderful trucks, Kona Ice has perfected the KEV. This state-of-the-art truck is literally a mobile billboard for your business - it sells itself!
ANCILLARY EQUIPMENT: Year Round Opportunities
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:
Incredibly Low Overhead
One Of A Kind ExperienceKona doesn't just sell gourmet shaved ice, it brings an unforgettable experience that appeals to the kid in all of us!
Kona Gives Back
Ever wonder if you're making a difference? With Kona Ice, you'll see it happening right before your very eyes. With over $35 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 and 2015 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. In fact, we've made the Fastest Growing list the past five years. 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. And in addition to that, roughly 75% of franchisees are purchasing a second unit within the first two years.
KREATIONS FLAVORING: A Proprietary Nutritious Product
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. Through our sister company, Kreations Flavoring, we have worked with flavor scientists to procure a completely proprietary product. From the nutritious base, filled with vitamins and sweetened with all-natural Stevia, to the completely proprietary flavor line we've developed that surpasses all other flavors currently available in the market, we believe we have the healthiest and most delicious shaved ice option around! Because we develop our own products, we're constantly creating new flavors that can only be found with Kona Ice and discovering ways to make our product better for our customers.
Investment & Financing
Low Cost Investment
We have pre-arranged financing with a sister company in place specifically for Kona Ice, giving you the opportunity to expand at your own pace.
Kona Ice is the fastest growing mobile franchise in the country. Meeting or exceeding most expectations, franchisee satisfaction is through the roof! Don't miss this opportunity!
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"I couldn't believe how fast I was up and running with my Kona business. It felt like just weeks since my initial phone call to when I was driving my Kona Ice truck away from Kona Kollege completely ready to do business!"
"The reason why I chose Kona was really because of the branding and marketing that I really just thought was above my wildest dreams. It was right up there with some of the best brands like Disney and LucasArts, brands that I had represented in my previous career."