Kona Ice Brings a One-of-a-Kind Experience to Residents in Tampa
Mobile Franchise Expands in Florida, Giving Back to Community Schools and Organizations
August 03, 2022 // Franchising.com // TAMPA, Fla. - Bringing tropical tunes and cups of shaved ice everywhere it stops, Kona Ice is expanding in Tampa. 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’ throughout Carrollwood, Forest Hills, Lake Magdalene, North Tampa and University Square.
“When we heard about the ability Kona Ice had to give back to our community, we were quick to join,” said Bruce Groskreutz, co-owner of Kona Ice of Lake Carroll. “There are no organizations like Kona ice that serve our community, so it was the perfect opportunity for us.”
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 are excited to be able to get cruising and continue to support our local community with our truck,” added Lori. “Whether it is through fundraising or just serving our community with our flavorful shaved ice, we know that we will be bringing smiles to people’s faces!”
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. Bruce and Lori Groskreutz 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. Bruce and Lori pledge to give back a percentage of the proceeds from each event they host.
“Bruce and Lori share our commitment to giving back,” said Tony Lamb, founder and president of Florence, Ky.-based Kona Ice. “they have always been very passionate about their community and wants to have a positive influence in the community, whether it’s new text books, sports uniforms or, simply, a smile. We are proud to have them on-board. 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 Tampa at fairs, festivals, and corporate events.
To learn more about Kona Ice of Lake Carroll and to book your next event, contact Bruce and Lori by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 813-323-9196.
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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