October 7, 2015 // Franchising.com // BOCA RATON, Fla. – Tikiz Shaved Ice & Ice Cream - a fast-growing mobile franchise specializing in Hawaiian shaved ice and ice cream - has launched an express financing program with First Financial Bank, called SBA Express.
Through this new program, First Financial Bank has committed to finance a minimum of 75 Tikiz franchises, with 72-hour pre-approval and funding within 45 days. Available to new and existing franchisees, SBA Express makes it easier to process and fund low dollar loans up to $150,000 – the cost of opening one Tikiz unit.
“The SBA Express streamlines the opening process by reducing lender transaction costs and increasing access to working capital for our franchisees,” Tikiz Shaved Ice & Ice Cream VP of Business Development Scott Mortier said. “This program will make it easier, quicker and faster for franchisees to get Tikiz trucks on the road and will be instrumental in our company’s continued growth across the nation.”
The Tikiz Shaved Ice & Ice Cream franchise opportunity offers prospective owners a fun business to operate for under $150,000 with low overhead costs and flexible hours. Taking inspiration from ice cream trucks of the past, Tikiz seeks to bring back cherished memories and create brand new ones with its one-of-a-kind experience. Rolling up to events with a Hawaiian beach-themed wrapped Ford truck, Tikiz delivers an inviting and entertaining atmosphere with steel drum music blasting, colorful neon lights dancing and water misters cooling off crowds on warm days. Whether consumers enjoy Tikiz’s delicious Hawaiian shaved ice or ice cream at a birthday party, school fundraiser or other community event, they can always expect to have a good time.
One of the major benefits of becoming a franchisee is the Tikiz truck. Each unit is based off all-new, heavy-duty and fuel-efficient Ford truck platforms that are built from the ground up with numerous custom components. For example, the patented “Surv-Board™” dispenser on the back of the truck allows customers to create their own fruit syrup creations, so the Tikiz operator can focus on serving more shaved ice and ice cream. Additionally, the self-contained water system and high-output batteries allow operators to produce more than 400 shaved ice servings per hour and eliminate the need for noisy generators.
The Tikiz business opportunity is a complete turn-key package with everything included from the truck, supplies and docking station equipment to marketing materials, Tikiz apparel, licenses, permits and insurance, among other items needed to successfully launch and operate the business. Franchisees also benefit from a fixed royalty rate of $500 per month and a protected territory of a 150,000 residential population.
Beyond SBA Express, Tikiz Shaved Ice & Ice Cream offers a multi-unit franchise discount when franchisees purchase three units, completely waiving the $15,000 franchise fee for the third truck. Franchisees can also take advantage of financing through Ford Motor Company.
Since 2012, Tikiz Shaved Ice & Ice Cream has rolled into communities across the nation, providing locals with a hint of tropical-flavor with its fun, one-of-a-kind experience and delicious Hawaiian shaved ice and ice cream treats. Founded and based in Boca Raton, Florida, the fast-growing mobile franchise is exploding across the United States with more than 20 trucks on the road and another 20-plus in development. Tikiz has franchise opportunities across the nation with year-round options for sales and business growth. For more franchise information, visit tikiz2u.com/franchising-info.
SOURCE Tikiz Shaved Ice & Ice Cream
Fishman Public Relations