May 24, 2013 // Franchising.com // JACKSONVILLE, FL - Ice House America, the pioneer in automated ice vending technology and their ice vending franchise, IceBorn, announces its ranking in the top 10 percent of all franchises nationwide and named a 2013 Military Friendly Franchise® by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs. Under the IceBorn brand, franchisees have access to three (3) bulk ice vending machine models – all are freestanding, 24/7, automated retail ice destinations offering bagged or straight-to-cooler ice that is filtered, clean and made on demand.
Ice House America honors military veterans by offering service members a discount through the International Franchise Association’s VetFran program. Ice House America is proud to waive the startup fee and the first 12 months of royalties to all qualifying military veterans.
“Being selected as a Military Friendly Franchise® places IceBorn in an elite group and is testimony to Ice House America’s commitment to supporting military veterans interested in franchise opportunities,” said Sean Collins, director for G.I. Jobs. “One in four returning service members indicate interest in owning their own business. Franchises are a perfect fit for service members, who bring unparalleled operational skill sets and work ethic but are often unclear how to start a business.”
The 2013 Military Friendly Franchises® list was compiled via a data-driven survey overseen by an advisory board of industry experts. The survey results list were independently tested by Ernst & Young based upon the weightings and methodology established by Victory Media.
Ice House America, headquartered in Jacksonville, FL and founded in 2003, already has more than 2,500 installed and independently owned ice house locations in 27 states. There are over 100 corporate-owned Ice House locations, as well as commitments for an additional 230 franchised locations, with the balance independently owned and operated. Recently, Ice House America was ranked as “Top 10 New Franchises to Watch” by Entrepreneur Magazine.
For more information regarding Ice House America ownership opportunities, please call 888-388-1590 or visit www.icehouseamerica.com.
The full list of Military Friendly Franchises® is published each June in G.I. Jobs magazine, and on www.MilitaryFranchising.com, a web tool that helps veterans decide which franchise to choose. Additional resources are posted on the Military Friendly Franchises® Facebook page: www.facebook.com/MilitaryFranchising
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