November 11, 2015 // Franchising.com // JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Get ready to hang ten with a new food truck in Jacksonville. Tikiz Shaved Ice & Ice Cream - a fast-growing mobile franchise specializing in Hawaiian shaved ice and ice cream - has partnered with Jacksonville, Fla. husband-wife team Robert and Virginia Hocking to bring the Coolest Truck On Earth™ to the area. Delivering an inviting and entertaining experience to every destination, the Hocking’s Tikiz truck now services North St. Augustine and Jacksonville Beach, among other nearby communities.
Whether Tikiz’s refreshing Hawaiian shaved ice or ice cream is enjoyed at a birthday party, school fundraiser or other community event, consumers can expect to be transported to the tropics. With steel drum music roaring, colorful neon lights dancing and water misters cooling off crowds on warm days, the food truck’s presence provides a vacation-like atmosphere.
Tikiz Shaved Ice & Ice Cream is available for birthday parties, fundraisers, school events, summer camps, daycares, youth sporting events, church functions, corporate events, carnivals, picnics, barbecues, movie nights, festivals and more. Tikiz also offers a FUNdraising program, donating 20 percent of the day’s sales back to the event or supporting cause.
“Opening our own business has always been a goal of ours,” Robert said. “Tikiz relentless fundraising system is what attracted us to this profession. Giving back to communities and putting smiles on faces, all while running our business, is a match made in heaven.”
Tikiz’s shaved ice and ice cream products are low-fat, gluten-free, contain no high-fructose corn syrup and are Smart Snack approved, per the guidelines set by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Fat-free and complete with a gumball at the bottom of each cup, the Hawaiian shaved ice can be enjoyed in any combination of 10 syrup flavors, including a sugar-free option. Ice cream rounds out the Tikiz’s menu with a wide range of ice cream bars and sandwiches.
Wrapped in a Hawaiian beach-theme, the custom-built Tikiz truck is decked out with traditional surfboard signage and décor. With a patented “Surv-Board™” dispenser, guests can customize their own fruit syrup creations. 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 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 so guests can enjoy the fun, tropical tunes.
“Our main focus with opening up this business is to make our community and school involvement a top priority,” Virginia added. “We have two beautiful little girls that we hope to make proud and we want them to see the importance of making a difference locally.”
For more information about the FUNdraising program and event packages, visit http://tikiz.com/fundraising-events/. To book Tikiz for an event, call (800) 203-3573 or visit http://tikiz.com/JaxBeach.
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