Franchise Direct

Giving back is at the core of Kona Ice

Check out this article on Franchise Direct about our 2014 success and giveback across the country: When the annual expansion of a franchise business beats all previous years of growth, it’s exciting news—especially when the business is on the young side (running for under ten years ) and involved in major donations to worthy causes…

East Valley Tribune

Kona Ice Gilbert West Press

Rob & Carrie Linthicum of Kona Ice Gilbert West were featured by the East Valley Tribune… A few local nonprofit organizations have reaped some extra benefits in recent months through the use of a local, mobile dessert franchisee. Gilbert couple Robert and Carrie Linthicum started operating a Kona Ice truck — a mobile delivery system…

The Desert Sun

Kona Ice Palm Springs Beats Food Truck Ban

Check out this awesome story about how Burt Akkaraporn is operating his Kona Ice business in Palm Springs despite food truck bans… One local business man says he is undeterred by Palm Springs City Council’s recent decision to extend its moratorium on food truck operation on city streets. Burt Akkaraporn became a franchisee owner of Kona…

QSR Magazine

Kona Ice featured by QSR

Check out this article on QSRmagazine.com recapping an incredible 2014: The success of Kona Ice continues to snowball. In the past 12 months, the brand added 142 trucks to its growing fleet of mobile gourmet shaved ice vehicles, raising the overall unit count to 600-plus trucks on the road in 45 states. The expansion and continued success of the franchise…