ERIE, Colo. – Bringing tropical tunes and cups of shaved ice everywhere it stops, Kona Ice is introducing Erie and the surrounding areas to its distinctive blend of entertainment and gourmet frozen treats. The Kona Ice experience is unlike any other in the area.
“The communities’ first taste of our cool treats and colorful truck will keep them coming back for more,” said Julie Schnelle, the local resident and entrepreneur who has teamed up with Ryan Schnelle to shift good times into overdrive in Erie with the launch of their new food truck franchise. “It will only be a matter of time before our Kona truck captures the hearts, minds and taste buds of the neighborhoods we serve.”
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™ (an interactive dispensing system in which individuals select from one or more of the flavors to pour over their fluffy snow) or the additional 20-plus flavors and 500 different combinations available.
“It’s an opportunity to enjoy a unique, tropical treat,” added Julie. “For a few dollars you can experience the excitement of the truck, flavor your own Kona Ice, donate to an organization you care about and kick back for a few minutes enjoying the sounds of the tropics. It’s an escape that everyone can enjoy.”
Equally as appealing about the launch of Kona Ice of North Front Range is its philanthropic commitment to the communities it serves. The couple is continuing the mobile franchise’s tradition of donating thousands of dollars each year to local school groups, teams and community organizations. As they book events with these groups, they pledge to give back a percentage of the proceeds from each stop. Nationwide, Kona Ice has donated more than $40 million to community-based organizations since the launch in June 2007.
“Julie and Ryan share our commitment to giving back,” said Tony Lamb, founder and president of Florence, Ky.-based Kona Ice. “The couple wants to have a positive influence on the people in their 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 Erie and the neighboring communities at fairs, festivals, corporate events, neighborhood socials, church events and birthday parties.
To learn more about Kona Ice of North Front Range and to book your next event, contact Julie and Ryan by email at email@example.com or by phone at 720-446-0696.
About Kona Ice:
A true community ally renowned for facilitating endless fundraising options, Kona Ice has given more than $40 million back to neighborhood schools, organizations and teams since its inception in 2007. The brand's iconic truck offers customers a one-of-a-kind experience, featuring the opportunity to create their own shaved ice on the self-serve Flavorwave™, while enjoying the soothing sights and sounds from the tropics. Currently, there are 800-plus franchise units in more than 45 states.
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.