TAMPA, Fla. – Bringing tropical tunes and cups of shaved ice everywhere it stops, Kona Ice is introducing Tampa 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 Angie Hlavaty, the local resident and entrepreneur who has teamed up with her husband Ken and her son Mak to shift good times into overdrive in Tampa 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 Ken. “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 Old Seminole Tampa is its philanthropic commitment to the communities it serves. The family 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 $60 million to community-based organizations since the launch in June 2007.
“Angie, Ken and Mak share our commitment to giving back,” said Tony Lamb, founder and president of Florence, Ky.-based Kona Ice. “The family 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 Tampa at fairs, festivals, corporate events, neighborhood socials, church events and birthday parties. The Hlavaty’s truck also maintains regular weekday and weekend routes.
To learn more about Kona Ice of Old Seminole Tampa and to book your next event, contact Angie Hlavaty by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at
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.