Kona Ice Brings a One-of-a-Kind Experience to Residents in Essex County
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Kona Ice Brings a One-of-a-Kind Experience to Residents in Essex County

Mobile Franchise Expands in Massachusetts, Giving Back to Schools and Community Organizations

May 25, 2022 // Franchising.com // NEWBURYPORT, Mass. - Bringing tropical tunes and cups of shaved ice everywhere it stops, Kona Ice is expanding in Massachusetts. 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 Essex County

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.

“I’m excited to share Kona Ice with my community ,” said Nikki Vazeos, owner of Kona Ice Essex County. “I chose to join the Kona family because I knew that it would give me the opportunity to grow in my community while giving back to those that need it the most.”

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. Vazeos is 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. Vazeos pledges to give back a percentage of the proceeds from each event she hosts.

“Nikki’s love for children is unmatched. She is the perfect individual to have in place to give back to the schools and park districts in her community,” said Tony Lamb, founder and president of Florence, Ky.-based Kona Ice. “She has always been very passionate about her community and wants to have a positive influence in the lives of others. Together, we are excited to make a difference in the lives of those around us.”

Beyond fundraisers, popular spots for the food truck franchise include stops throughout Essex County at fairs, festivals and schools.

To learn more about Kona Ice of Essex County and to book your next event, contact Nikki Vazeos by email at nikkiv@kona-ice.com or by phone at (978) 255-3821.

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.

For more information about booking Kona Ice for a fundraiser or event, visit www.kona-ice.com. To learn more about available franchise opportunities, visit www.ownakona.com or call (800) KONAICE.



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All Points Public Relations
(847) 897-7470

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