January 23, 2013
Did you hear?! Kona Ice was ranked as #1 New Franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500®.
This is more than an accomplishment for us, but the start to a new era. We were ranked 112th overall and 26th in the “Fastest Growing Franchise” category.
“With almost 350 trucks on the road and projections calling for more than 500 trucks on the road by the end of 2013, there’s no way we could have continued to fly under the radar,” said president and CEO, Tony Lamb.
We even made it in the top five of the dessert category, only being surpassed by corporate giants like Dairy Queen, Baskin Robins and Cold Stone Creamery, who also have a much different business model.
Having a more than affordable franchise fee in addition to giving back 10 million dollars to the community since 2007, we are really turning heads all over the nation. It’s a fact that we could not have reached this milestone without our franchisees all across the nation. It is the hard work you all put in on those hot summer days that made this award possible!
The article also describes the objectives needed in order to receive this prestigious award and additions to our product line that will allow us to penetrate the U.S. markets even during seasonal changes.
Click here to read the Kona Ice Entrepreneur Franchise 500.