QSR: The Restaurant Industry’s 9 Best Franchise Deals

Thanks to QSR for featuring us in their special report. Check out the full report here.   The Restaurant Industry’s 9 Best Franchise Deals These brands should get a look the next time you’re considering a franchise. Kona Ice U.S. UNITS: 818 U.S. FRANCHISED UNITS: 798 SYSTEM-WIDE SALES: $144,000,000 FRANCHISE FEE: $15,000 TOTAL STARTUP COSTS: $120,225–$143,025 ROYALTY: $3,000 RENEWAL FEE: $5,000 MARKETING…

Kona Ice the flavor of success

  Kona Ice is more than just a creative business venture for working couple Alex and Ann Starker of Olive Branch. The party ice bus is a platform to give back to the community, explains Ann Starker, a stay-at-home mom whose husband Alex is a full-time corporate employee of Granger Corporation. The license plate on…

Novato couple brings Kona Ice truck to Marin

While a Hawaiian vacation may not be in your family’s plans or budget this summer, a trip to Marin’s Kona Ice truck will offer a respite from the heat and a mental excursion to your own personal paradise. With tropical tunes breezing from a clean solar-powered refrigeration unit and shaved ice offered in flavors such…

Kona Ice comes to town

VALDOSTA—“People have chased us down on go-carts. People have asked us to stop the truck,” Russell Hassenstab said. Russell and his wife, Brenda Hassenstab, serve flavored shaved ice out of their Kona Ice truck. The truck features mural-like paintings along its sides, flashing neon tube lighting and plays steel drum music wherever it goes. Not…

Kona Ice comes to Starkville just in time for summer

STARKVILLE, MS – A new Kona Ice truck opened business this spring, and owner Mike Shannon said business in Oktibbeha County has been booming as the hot summer months approach. Mike and Lisa Shannon began Kona Ice of Oktibbeha in April. They have been to a variety of places, from sports and school events to…