Kona Ice Franchise Awards & Testimonials

Financial Information:

Cash Investment: $20,000
Net Worth: $50,000
Franchise Fee: $15,000
Total Investment: $117,125 - $135,925

Available Markets:


Canada: AB, BC, MB, NB, NT, NS, ON, PQ, SK, YT
United States: AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY

Awards & Rankings

Year Rank Award
2015 #87 Entrepreneur Franchise 500®
2015 #12 Entrepreneur Franchise Fastest-Growing
2015 #14 Entrepreneur Top Homebased/Mobile
2015 #2 Food Franchise in Franchise Business Review - September
2015 #2 Top Veterans & Franchising for 2015 by Franchise Business Review
2014 #91 Entrepreneur Franchise 500®
2014 #20 Entrepreneur Franchise Fastest-Growing
2014 #15 Entrepreneur Top Homebased/Mobile
2014 #3 Best of the Best Top 50 Multi-Unit Franchises by FBR
2014 #1 Food Franchise in Franchise Business Review
2013 #112 Entrepreneur Franchise 500®
2013 #27 Entrepreneur Franchise Fastest-Growing
2013 #1 Entrepreneur Franchise Top New
2013 #21 Entrepreneur Top Homebased/Mobile

Accolades

Year Award
2015 Highest in Franchisee Satisfaction in FBR
2015 Entrepreneur's Top Company Culture - Small Enterprise
2014 Highest in Franchisee Satisfaction in FBR
2013 Highest in Franchisee Satisfaction in FBR

Testimonials

"The way Kona operates is how every franchise should operate. It's a truck! So I can work whenever I want to work. I get to wake up every morning and be my own boss. No more 9-5 for me! And best of all, I never have to miss my son's basketball games ever again."
Jon Black

"I would have never imagined that I could practically pay off my entire year's royalty in one weekend. It never ceases to amaze me the amount of people that love coming up to the truck - there's always a line. And I never thought I'd be able to do this full time, but after just a year in the business, I was able to make Kona my full time job."
Megan Stevenson

"So happy we took this road in our lives. Kona has been a blessing to us and to the people with whom we've come into contact."
Joe Lindsey

"This has been a game changer for my life, because it's given me experiences for my family. I wouldn't have a way of connecting with them from a work perspective. I'm very passionate about creating memories for my kids. This is a way of showing them another side of the world, not just fun and play, but hey let's go have fun and play and work with Kona. My family is proud of the business we've created here."
Josh Hall

"Kona was everything we were looking for. It was colorful, it was exciting...people come up to the truck happy and go away happier."
Jim & Sharon Sweeney

"The Kona Ice truck is a wonderful sales tool. It was a lot easier to sell than I had imagined it would be. I have hardly ever had anyone turn me down when I asked them for their business. The truck basically sells itself!"
Charles Love

"Thank you for dreaming this up, making it work, and offering it up to us lucky franchisees. Thank you for being there to solve problems, soothe fears and encourage innovations. Thank you for being family - people you can count on no matter what. I know that I can present any issue or idea and be taken seriously and compassionately...You will dream with me until we get to the next level."
Meredith Stevenson

"I expected a lot of help from Kona but my dreams of that have been far surpassed."
Kim Brown

"I think the vision Tony has for Kona is very exciting. So it allows us on a local level to really promote a brand that we believe in."
Linnea Weikleenget
franchisee in Jackson, MS

"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

"I love the day in and day out joy of seeing the kids run up to the truck."
Charlie Smoot

"As far as Kona is concerned, what really drew me in was the low barrier of entry. There wasn't a lot of risk, in my opinion. You know, you're buying a truck. You actually have an asset to work with. And I appreciate that the business is built around the effort you put into it. If you want to put the effort in, you're going to have a growing business, a profitable business."
Garvin Wong

"What we bring to children, the experience, is completely different than anything that they've seen before."
Eric Wright

"We practically paid off our yearly royalty in a 5 hour Sunday afternoon event."
Megan Kolar

"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!"
Natasha Pharis

"We were looking for a company that had a good vision, that was exciting and fun. Kona has met all those expectations and more. Any time we call corporate, we get immediate response and immediate help."
Bill & Clint Lyons

"franchisee in Jackson, MSWith 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

"We've been Kona franchisees for 6 years now and the ancillary equipment Kona provides has allowed us to expand within our territory. They provide a great return on investment while still keeping the brand."
Ted & Sandra Andrews

"The fact that we have a nutritious and delicious product that's fortified with vitamins and meets all the federal guidelines for working in schools has been a game-changer for us. We're the only vendor that's allowed to be on school property. That's huge!"
Lisa Quiroz

"The surprise with Kona is that it branded immediately. The kids were happy, the community is happy and of course, being a franchise owner, that makes you ecstatic."
Kelly Hunt

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Testimonials »

"The way Kona operates is how every franchise should operate. It's a truck! So I can work whenever I want to work. I get to wake up every morning and be my own boss. No more 9-5 for me! And best of all, I never have to miss my son's basketball games ever again."
Jon Black

"The fact that we have a nutritious and delicious product that's fortified with vitamins and meets all the federal guidelines for working in schools has been a game-changer for us. We're the only vendor that's allowed to be on school property. That's huge!"
Lisa Quiroz


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