Jacksonville, FL (October 1, 2013) – Ice House America, the pioneer in automated ice and water vending technology, announces franchise development results for their IceBorn franchise brand. Ice House America began franchising in May 2012 and currently has signed 13 franchisees in 11 states with 11 franchised units in operation. The company also has commitments for 935 units over a seven year period, which is in addition to Ice House America’s network of 2,500 existing independently owned and operated units.
Under the IceBorn brand, franchisees have access to three (3) bulk ice vending machine models – all are freestanding, 24/7, automated retail ice and water destinations offering bagged or straight-to-cooler ice that is filtered, clean and made on demand. Depending on the IceBorn model, the initial investment ranges from $18,995 to $130,000 plus fees for site preparation, shipping and installation.
"IceBorn’s success, since starting to franchise in May 2012, is based on our efforts to find those ideal candidates looking to expand their current portfolio, such as existing multi-unit operators, candidates interested in becoming part-time entrepreneurs such as military personnel transitioning from active duty to civilian life or individuals looking to change careers completely," says Pete Cotter, CEO of Ice House America.
Ice House America, also a participant in the International Franchise Association’s VetFran program, will waive the franchise fee and the first 12 months of royalties to all qualifying military veterans.
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, with the balance independently owned and operated. Ice House America was ranked as "Top 10 New Franchises to Watch" by Entrepreneur Magazine and was recently named a 2013 Military Friendly Franchise by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs and Vetrepreneur.
For more information regarding Ice House America ownership opportunities, please call 888-388-1590 or visit www.icehouseamerica.com.
SOURCE Ice House America
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