“The giveback component was a huge determining factor of why we chose Kona Ice,” said Mary Manos, the local resident and entrepreneur who operates the local Kona Ice business. “It’s an awesome feeling to play such a large role in changing the lives of children and families in our community.”
Kona Ice of Largo’s philanthropic commitment to the communities it serves is an integral part of the mobile franchise. Mary will continue to donate thousands of dollars each year to local school groups, teams and community organizations through large-scale events and private bookings. Nationwide, Kona Ice has donated more than $60 million to community-based organizations since the launch in June 2007.
“Our Kona Ice business has brought us closer to the community in a way we didn’t think possible,” added Manos. “The smile our truck brings to people’s faces is priceless. It’s such a joy to be able to bring such positives vibes to Largo.”
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.
“Mary shares our commitment to giving back,” said Tony Lamb, founder and president of Florence, Ky.-based Kona Ice. “She wants to have a positive influence on the people in her community, whether it’s new text books, sports uniforms or, simply, a smile. We are proud to have her 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 Largo and the surrounding communities at fairs, festivals, corporate events, neighborhood socials, church events and birthday parties. Manos’ truck also maintains regular weekday and weekend routes.
To learn more about Kona Ice of Largo and to book your next event, contact Mary by email at email@example.com or by phone at 727-458-9900.
About Kona Ice
A true community ally renowned for facilitating endless fundraising options, Kona Ice has given more than $60 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 more than 900 franchise units in 47 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.