May 06, 2015 // Franchising.com // Ice House America, the pioneer in automated ice and water vending technology, is proud to announce that its franchise brand, IceBorn, was chosen as an Honorable Mention in Entrepreneur Magazine’s November 2014 issue for waiving their franchise fee for veterans. The magazine’s November issue focused on Franchise Incentive Programs for Veterans, which is one of the hottest topics in franchising today.
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.
“Since starting to franchise in 2012, veterans have always been a major part of IceBorn’s strategic outreach as we believe they have learned those skills necessary to run a business and embody the entrepreneurial spirit so important to being successful in today’s highly competitive market place,” says Michael Little, Vice President of Marketing, Ice House America. “IceBorn is proud to wave the franchise fee for those veterans who are already established or for those currently in a life changing transition going from the military to civilian life.”
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 2,700 installed and independently owned ice house locations in 27 states. There are over 120 corporate-owned Ice House locations, with the balance independently owned and operated. IceBorn accolades include the following rankings and listings from Entrepreneur Magazine: 2015 Top Hot Franchise Trends; 2014 Franchise 500; 2014 Top New Franchises to Watch; 2014Top Low Cost Franchise; 2014 Honorable Mention for Franchise Veteran Incentive Program; as well as in 2014 Military Times named IceBorn as a “Best For Vets Franchise and in 2013 “GI Jobs named “Military Friendly Franchise.
For more information regarding Ice House America ownership opportunities, please call 888-388-1590 or visit www.icehouseamerica.com.
SOURCE Ice House America