Kona Ice Places on Franchise Times Top 200+ List
Leading Gourmet Shaved Ice Franchise Ranks On List of 500 Largest United States Franchise Brands
October 20, 2020 // Franchising.com // FLORENCE, Ky. - Kona Ice has been named to the 2020 Franchise Times’ Top 200+ list among 500 of the largest and most reputable franchise systems in the United States.
The brand’s recognition on this distinguished list is a reflection of the continuous growth Kona Ice has seen over the past year. In 2019, the brand generated more than $212 million in sales, a 28% increase from the previous year. Kona Ice now has more than 1,300 trucks across the United States, Canada and Mexico.
“It’s been a productive and innovative year for us, and the momentum behind our brand is stronger than ever before,” said Tony Lamb, CEO and founder of Kona Ice. “I have everyone who is a part of the Kona Ice family to thank for not only this recognition, but our success as a whole. We are eager to see what the next year brings.”
Using a combination of companies’ voluntary reports and the most recent franchise disclosure documents, the Franchise Times Top 200+ is an annual ranking of the 500 largest franchise systems in the United States by global systemwide sales, based on the previous year's performance. The project is the outcome of a five-month research and reporting effort each year that results in the most credible and objective franchise ranking available.
Bringing tropical tunes and cups of shaved ice everywhere it stops, Kona Ice offers its distinctive blend of entertainment and gourmet frozen treats across 49 states. Equally as appealing as the icy treats that the brand offers is its philanthropic commitment in the communities it serves. Nationwide, Kona Ice has donated more than $82 million to community-based organizations since the launch in June 2007.
Kona Ice provides entrepreneurs interested in investing in the franchise a full suite of support services ranging from initial and ongoing training to sales and marketing programs. The Kona Ice investment ranges in price from $127,750 – $151,550. An initial franchisee fee of $20,000 is required, and finance programs are in place to support qualified entrepreneurs in their Kona Ice investment.
To learn more about Kona Ice, visit: www.kona-ice.com.
For more information about available franchise opportunities with Kona Ice, please visit: https://www.ownakona.com or call (800) KONAICE.
About Kona Ice
A true community ally renowned for facilitating endless fundraising options, Kona Ice has given $82 million back to neighborhood schools, organizations and teams since its inception in 2007. The brand's iconic truck offers customers a one-of-a-kind experience, featuring the opportunity to create their own shaved ice on the self-serve Flavorwave™, while enjoying the soothing sights and sounds from the tropics. Currently, there are 1,200-plus franchise units in more than 49 states.
About the Franchise Times Top 200+
The Franchise Times Top 200+® is the only ranking by systemwide sales and units of the largest 500 U.S.-based franchise brands. Published in the October issue and available in a searchable database online, the Franchise Times Top 200+ also analyzes industry sectors based on percentage change in sales growth, reports the 10 fastest-growing franchises by four different measures, and includes exclusive news stories about the biggest names in franchising. The rankings and full report, and the searchable online database, are available at www.franchisetimes.com/Top200.
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