July 21, 2008 // Franchising.com // Scandinavian Shave Ice, a shave ice retail store that offers shave ice, ice cream, coffee, and internet café services, now offers an opportunity to bring a piece of Hawaii to your neighborhood by owning your own Scandinavian Shave Ice franchise.
Scandinavian Shave Ice is a Kona landmark that has been located in the heart of Kailua Village for over 15 years. They are only minutes away from Kailua Pier, historic Hulihe'e Palace and Mokuaikaua Church.
Customers have described Scandinavian Shave Ice as having the best shave ice in Hawaii, with generous portions at reasonable prices. Owners Rich Pasenow and Melissa Ortega take pride in offering this traditional Hawaiian treat not only to local customers - some of whom have been coming in since they were keiki,(children) - but to an increasingly large base of fans from the Mainland United States and all over the world.
Over the years, Scandinavian Shave Ice has been featured on the Travel Channel and in dozens of guidebooks and websites.
For those new to the delicacy, shave ice is like nothing you have ever had before. Often mistaken for "snow cones" or "slushies" a true shave ice has the consistency of new fallen snow, not the granular, crunchy ice you may be used to. Scandinavian Shave Ice serves shave ice with ice cream or frozen yogurt in the middle, you can choose 3 out of their 45 flavors, and then it is crowned with a sno cap of sweetened condensed milk. Scandinavian Shave Ice carries Big Island Ice Cream, locally handmade – and you can bet you won't find flavors like Volcano and Saddle Road at your local grocery store!
Rich and Melissa feel "Scandinavian Shave Ice strives to provide each of its customers, employees, and vendors with a genuine Hawaiian Aloha experience. To us, this means treating people the way we like to be treated, respecting the traditions and culture of our adopted land, and being a positive part of the Kona and Hawaiian community. Through our franchisees, we become part of communities outside of Hawaii, and we want each Scandinavian Shave Ice to be an "island of Aloha" within the community."
Scandinavian Shave Ice provides to franchisees, the same "Hawaiian Aloha experience," from assistance in site selection, plan development, and concept implementation to fixture selection, operational guidance, and staffing guidelines.