September 30, 2015 // Franchising.com // Ice House America, the pioneer in automated ice and water vending technology, is proud to announce that its franchise brand, IceBorn, has been named Military Times Best for Vets: Franchises 2016 rankings. This is the 2nd time that IceBorn has made the list.
The organization comprising Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times and Marine Corps Times focused on financial incentives, brand performance and policies that cater to veterans and reservists when conducting and scoring the Best for Vets: Franchises survey, a highly respected, more-than-100-question analysis of a franchise’s efforts to provide veterans an environment for success.
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 is honored to have made Military Times “Best for Vets: Franchises” list two years in a row. We have always been committed to serving our veterans, and we do everything we can to offer them business options to ensure a smooth transition from active duty to civilian life,” says Michael Little, Vice President of Marketing, Ice House America.
The full rankings are available online at ArmyTimes.com, NavyTimes.com, AirForceTimes.com, MarineCorpsTimes.com and MilitaryTimes.com at this link: http://www.militarytimes.com/story/veterans/best-for-vets/2015/09/14/best-vets-franchises-2016-42-brands-benefits/72065632/.
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.
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