Multi-Unit Franchisee Magazine 2013 Buyer's Guide - Page 47

RETAIL & SERVICES MULTI-UNIT Buyer’s Guide SITE LOCATION Assistance In cooperation with our Area Developers, we offer our franchisees a variety of critical services including: advice and assistance for site selection and permitting, financing alternatives with Boefly, the largest online financing marketplace, and our SmartIceTM Remote Management system. OPPORTUNITY Description IceBorn is the franchise model for Ice House America, the pioneer in automated ice vending technology with a network of 2,500 independently-owned, ice vending machines. The IceBorn franchise started in May 2012, but already has agreements to open 230 units. With no employees necessary to operate and a variety of placement options, including existing real estate, an IceBorn franchise is a great addition to any business portfolio. Demographics IceBorn’s customer base includes a variety of socioeconomic groups. Trade workers, such as contractors, landscapers, and commercial fisherman, along with recreational participants and lower income residences make up the heavy users. Residential customers are typically located within a 2 mile radius of the ice vending machine. Rankings & Awards Fast Franchise Facts Franchising Since: 2012, founded in 2003 Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top 10 New Franchises To Watch Multiple US patents for the technology in our ice vending machine Multi-Unit Franchisee Operating Units: 80% Total Franchise Operating Units: 5 locations, with commitments for 230 locations Company Operating Units: 132 Capital Investment: $91,400 - $367,000 Franchise Fee (per unit): $5,000 Royalty Fee (per unit): 8% Advertising Fee (per unit): 1% Earnings Claims: No Build-Out Options: Free standing kiosk, inline at retail business centers Available Territories: All regions, except HI, IL, LA, MS, NM, OK, WV (Avail. subject to change) Qualifications Qualities of an ideal franchisee: •  igilant adherence to our V business model, including site location, operations, community service and brand building •  inancially qualified to estabF lish and expand the business ($150,000-net worth and $50,000-capital liquidity) Contact Rob Streett Chief Development Officer (888) 391-8065 •  upporters of local commuS nity organizations •  roactive strategy for P local marketing •  ursuers of local P growth opportunities MULTI-UNIT BUYER’S GUIDE 2013 42