Chain: Kona Ice

Kona Ice Picks SOCi to Manage Online Local Listings

Kona Ice, one of the top mobile food franchises in the U.S., with over 1,500 mobile units across 49 states, announced the selection of SOCi Inc., the leading comarketing cloud for multi-location enterprises, to manage its extensive online local listings. This strategic move is designed to ensure that Kona Ice remains visible to its customers […]

Kona Ice Expands Presence in Florida

Bringing tropical tunes and cups of shaved ice everywhere it stops, Kona Ice is expanding in Fort Myers and introducing its distinctive blend of entertainment and gourmet frozen treats to people in the Fort Myers Beach area. The Kona Ice experience is unlike any other in the area. “The communities’ first taste of our cool treats and […]

Kona Ice Leads with Innovation During Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has overturned nearly every aspect of life, both personally and professionally, changing the way consumers and organizations do business. It brought celebrations to a screeching halt, with government stay-in-place restrictions enacted by most states nationwide, and nearly all events of every size were cancelled or postponed. Tony Lamb, CEO and founder of […]

Kona Ice to Host Annual ‘Chill Out’ Day for Tax Day

With Tax Day right around the corner, many of us are reaching into our pockets to pay-off Uncle Sam. To relieve taxpayers of the stress associated with meeting the federal deadline, Kona Ice will be hosting its fifth annual National “Chill Out” Day on Tax Day (April 17). Kona trucks will be parked at various […]

Kona Ice to Hit 1,000-Truck Milestone in 2018

As Kona Ice continues to earn an intensifying amount of accolades, its franchise growth is reaching a milestone reserved for a rare breed of brands. In early 2018, Kona Ice will have more than 1,000 of its colorful, tropical-themed trucks running across the country, captivating even more of America with a one-of-a-kind gourmet shaved ice […]

Kona Ice Serves Healthy Sweetness with FruitFirst

Kona Ice announced that it is introducing a new line of FruitFirst flavors. The sweet treat is USDA Smart Snack Approved and far exceeds the new USDA “All Foods Sold in Schools” guidelines that were implemented on July 1. For two years, since the inception of the USDA’s Smart Snack initiative, Kona Ice has been […]

Kona Ice Offers Tax Day Relief with Free Treat

To ease the pain of tax filing, Kona Ice is serving up a delicious cup of tax day relief for tense taxpayers in all corners of the country. Kona Ice will be parked at post offices, tax preparation centers and businesses nationwide to hand out free cups of tropical shaved ice and complimentary Hawaiian leis […]

Kona Ice Launches Mobile App, Updates Trucks

Kona Ice is preparing to surf into new turf this season. The tropical shaved ice brand recently introduced a tidal wave of innovations during the Kona Konvention held in Northern Kentucky from January 28 to 31, including the launch of a new flavoring company and the rollout of a mobile phone app. The brand also […]

Kona Ice Serves Free Shaved Ice on Tax Day

To ease the pain of tax filing, Kona Ice is serving up a delicious cup of tax day relief for tense taxpayers in all corners of the country. Kona Ice will be parked at post offices, tax preparation centers, and businesses in all corners of the country to hand out free cups of tropical shaved […]

Kona Ice Added 142 Trucks in 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 raised the brand’s giveback figure to an impressive $25 million. “Since […]

Think of the Children: Kona Ice Meets New School Regulations

Quick-service brands that partner with schools are facing stricter federal regulations thanks to the 2013 introduction of the Unites States Department of Agriculture’s Smart Snacks in School nutrition standards. As the guidelines swing into full effect on July 1, mobile truck brand Kona Ice will continue its support of nearly 2,500 schools as a fundraising […]

Kona Ice Promotes Community Work in New Campaign

Selecting the most suitable charitable organization for a brand from among numerous noteworthy causes can be a daunting task. That’s why Tony Lamb, president of shaved-ice truck brand Kona Ice, designed his brand’s giving-back efforts around individual communities rather than large-scale nonprofits and campaigns. This year, Kona decided to capture all of its community initiatives […]

Kona Ice: Saving Millennials One Internship at a Time

It’s no secret that the Millennial generation has been hit particularly hard by today’s high unemployment. According to a recent study from Accenture, 61 percent of 2012’s graduating class of college seniors did not have jobs lined up when they graduated. Further, a Pew Research Center study found that 36 percent of people age 18 […]

100 Trucks in 100 Days: Just Another Milestone for Kona Ice

To say Kona Ice is growing quickly would be an understatement. In the first six months of 2013 alone, the shaved ice concept has expanded from 305 trucks on the road to 409—opening a whopping 100 trucks in 100 days, says president and Kona Ice founder Tony Lamb. “We’ve been building like crazy all winter […]