Kona Ice Brings a One-of-a-Kind Experience to Residents in Shelby County
Mobile Franchise Expands in Indiana Giving Back to Community Schools and Organizations
May 23, 2022 // Franchising.com // FAIRLAND, Ind. - Bringing tropical tunes and cups of shaved ice everywhere it stops, Kona Ice is expanding in Shelby County. Introducing its distinctive blend of entertainment, gourmet frozen treats and FUN-draising, the Kona Ice experience is unlike any other in the area. Serving up good vibes in a cool ride, Kona Ice is now cruisin’ through Shelby, Rush, and Decatur Counties.
“Coming from a military background, my husband Dave and I have always known the importance of community involvement,” said Geri Straber, co-owner of Kona Ice of Shelby County. “Working as a nurse in the veteran’s hospital, I know the importance of helping others. Selfless acts are what led us to Kona Ice, we wanted to be in a position where we can consistently give back to others.”
Kona Ice’s escape from the ordinary begins as the sounds of tropical calypso music fills the air at each event and group gathering. The fun continues as all in attendance get their overflowing cups of freshly shaved ice and then help themselves to any of the ten tastes on the truck’s Flavorwave™, Kona’s innovative self-service dispensing system that allows for full customization. Guests also have the option to choose from the additional 20-plus flavors and 500 different combinations offered.
“We were impressed by the philanthropic business model before making the decision to join the team,” said Dave Straber, co-owner of Kona Ice of Shelby County. “The icing on the cake was the support we received from Tony and the rest of the team. I knew that we were given the keys to success. We’re excited to introduce Kona Ice to our neighbors and friends.”
Dedicated to making a difference in local areas, Kona Ice continues to be committed to philanthropy in the communities it serves, raising more than $100 million in total donations nationwide since 2007. The Straber’s are continuing the world’s largest food truck franchise’s tradition of donating thousands of dollars each year to local school groups, teams, and community organizations. They pledge to give back a percentage of the proceeds from each event they host.
“Dave and Geri share our core values, community, giving back, quality and positivity. They don’t just live in their community, they care about the growth and development that they can contribute to it as well,” said Tony Lamb, founder and president of Florence, Ky.-based Kona Ice. “We are proud to have a such dedicated and selfless individuals on our team. I believe that, together, we can make a difference in the community.”
Beyond fundraisers, popular spots for the food truck franchise include stops throughout Shelby, Rush, and Decatur Counties at fairs, festivals and corporate events.
To learn more about Kona Ice of Shelby County and to book your next event, contact Dave and Geri Straber by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (317) 650-0975.
About Kona Ice
Founded in 2007 by Tony Lamb, Kona Ice launched its first Kona Entertainment Vehicle (KEV) in Florence, Kentucky, offering a unique combination of cleanliness, friendliness, and a one-of-a-kind experience, featuring the opportunity to create your very own shaved ice on the self-serve Flavorwave™, while enjoying the soothing sights and sounds from the tropics, all while giving back to each and every community Kona Ice serves. Since inception, Kona Ice has given back more than $100 million back to neighborhood schools, organizations and teams. Today, Kona Ice has grown to more than 1,400 mobile units that serve 49 states across the country.
Kona Ice has been named one of the top eight franchises in the United States by TheStreet.com, ranked on Entrepreneur’s “Fastest-Growing” franchises list multiple years in a row and has earned many other nationwide, industry and local awards. For more on Kona Ice, visit the brand’s online Newsroom and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest news.
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