Kona Ice Brings a One-of-a-Kind Experience to Residents in Surprise
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Kona Ice Brings a One-of-a-Kind Experience to Residents in Surprise

Mobile Franchise Expands in Arizona Giving Back to Community Schools and Organizations

December 08, 2022 // Franchising.com // SURPRISE, Ariz. - Bringing tropical tunes and cups of shaved ice everywhere it stops, Kona Ice is expanding in Surprise. 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’ through Surprise, Sun City and Youngtown.

“Since launching earlier this year, we’ve already given back over $2,200 to the community,” said Brian Bohne, co-owner of Kona Ice of Surprise alongside his wife, Sharen Bohne. “We’ve loved working the Kona truck and greatly enjoy making people smile. We have the opportunity to work year round here in Arizona because it’s so hot, and everyone loves to cool down with shaved ice!”

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.

“Whenever we attend events, kids and families love us!” said Sharen. “We’ve been going door to door delivering fliers and talking to people in the community to get the word out about this delicious business, and we’ve found a lot of success so far. We plan to grow the business in our area and look forward to delivering more smiles across the community.”

Dedicated to making a difference in local areas, Kona Ice continues to be committed to philanthropy in the communities it serves, raising $100 million in total donations nationwide since 2007. Brian and Sharen 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. The couple pledges to give back a percentage of the proceeds from each event they host.

“Brian and Sharen 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 want 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 Surprise at festivals, school events and business gatherings.

To learn more about Kona Ice of Surprise and to book your next event, contact Brian and Sharen by email at bohne@kona-ice.com or by phone at (623) 777-9653.

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.

For more information about booking Kona Ice for a fundraiser or event, visit www.kona-ice.com. To learn more about available franchise opportunities, visit www.ownakona.com or call (800) KONAICE.



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