Bringing tropical tunes and cups of fluffy snow everywhere it stops, Kona Ice is introducing Wesley Chapel 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 Matt Burnett, the local resident and entrepreneur who has teamed up with his wife Katie Burnett to shift good times into overdrive in Wesley Chapel 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 Katie. “For a couple dollars you can experience the excitement of the truck, flavor your own shaved 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.”
Kona Ice of Wesley Chapel will only serve the Vita-Blend flavors and also offers sugar-free and dye-free options. The Vita-Blend has Vitamin C and D as well as antioxidants and has 40 percent less sugar than other flavors.
Equally as appealing about the launch of Kona Ice of Wesley Chapel is its philanthropic commitment to the communities it serves. The Burnetts are 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 $27 million dollars to community-based organizations since the launch in June 2007.
“Matt and Katie share our commitment to giving back,” said Tony Lamb, founder and president of the mobile franchise. “They want 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 Kona Ice stops in Wesley Chapel include fairs, festivals, corporate events, neighborhood socials, church events and birthday parties. The truck also maintains regular weekday and weekend routes.
To learn more about Kona Ice of Wesley Chapel and to book your next event, contact the Burnetts by email at [email protected] or by phone at (813) 812-5662.
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