Shaved Ice Franchise

Looking to buy a franchise? Kona Ice is the largest food truck company in the world!

Our franchise offers a recognized brand, a proven business model, low startup costs, mobility for reaching diverse customers, seasonal appeal, community involvement, and ongoing support and training. As an aspiring entrepreneur, what more could you want?

So if you’re looking to control your own destiny and live life on your own terms, Kona Ice is the business for you. Let us take you on a journey to see what it would be like to be a Kona Ice franchisee. Read below and then visit our franchising website, to gather as much information as possible.

Quick & Easy Startup

We pride ourselves on our franchising process. When you decide you want to start your own business, you don’t want to wait years to make that dream become a reality. With Kona, you’re in a for a fun ride. You’re contacted by members of our corporate team to secure all your business needs before you’re treated to a three day, all expense paid trip to corporate for our training program that we call Kona Kollege.

Minimal Investment

When you’re deciding to go into business for yourself, wouldn’t it be nice to not have to mortgage your house just to have a shot at profitability? When we started this company, we wanted the franchise to be affordable. We’re all about the experience, and we want your experience to be just as great as your customer’s. A looming cloud of crippling debt isn’t fun for anyone.

Patented Flavorwave®

We’re not some random ice cream truck. We’ve put a lot of thought and research into the KEV (Kona Entertainment Vehicle). It’s your best selling tool and it also houses our patented Flavorwave®. This is what truly separates us from every other shaved ice franchise. Oh, and not to mention, the entire truck is NSF-approved, making it much easier to get your truck approved for the health department in your state.


We’re not like most franchises – no brick and mortar in our simple business model. It keeps your overhead extremely low and gives you the opportunity to bring the party to your customers. And on top of that, it also means you don’t have to be open all the time. You want to take a Monday off? You can with Kona Ice. Make the schedule work for you, not the other way around. That’s why we like to call Kona Ice the ultimate “be your own boss” business.

Community Involvement

Because of our high profitability, we’re able to give back in BIG ways to our local communities. And not just from a distance. You’ll be making a difference in the lives of the people you see on a day to day basis. The fact that we’re a mobile franchise allows you to see the money you give back in action. Remember that check you wrote to that little league team? Well, now you get to see them play in their new uniforms when you stop by the ball field later in the year. You can know that you’re making a tangible difference.