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Jun 1, 2017  Press Release

Entrepreneur Magazine Ranks Iceborn As 2017 Top Food Franchise

Ice and Water Vending Franchise Continues to be Recognized by Franchising Industry

Ice House America, the pioneer in automated ice and water vending technology, is proud to announce that its franchise brand, IceBorn, has landed on Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2017 Top Food Franchise ranking.  This list recognizes the top 200 food-based companies, ranked within their respective categories, (such as Baked Goods, Pizza, and Sandwiches) based on data submitted for Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500® ranking.

Entrepreneur’s 2017 Top Food Franchises rankings were determined using the company’s Franchise 500 formula, which is a comprehensive evaluation of more than 150 data points in the areas of costs and fees, size and growth, franchisee support, brand strength and financial strength and stability. IceBorn’s position on the list shows its ability to compete in the highly competitive food-based franchise marketplace.

Under the IceBorn brand, franchisees have access to three (3) bulk ice vending machine models – all are freestanding, 24/7, automated retail ice and water destinations offering bagged or straight-to-cooler ice that is filtered, clean and made on demand.  Depending on the IceBorn model, the initial investment ranges from $18,995 to $130,000 plus fees for site preparation, shipping and installation.

“IceBorn’s inclusion on Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top Food Franchise 2017 list is an honor and exemplifies Entrepreneur Magazine’s support for franchises large and small. We applaud their commitment to the franchising industry,” says Michael Little, Vice President of Marketing, Ice House America.

About Ice House America:
Ice House America, headquartered in Jacksonville, FL and founded in 2003, already has more than 3,000 installed and independently owned bagged ice vending machine locations in 32 states. There are over 100 corporate-owned bagged ice vending machine locations, with the balance independently owned and operated.  IceBorn has been recognized on multiple occasions by Entrepreneur Magazine and Military Times, including Top New Franchise, Top Hot Trends and Best for Vets Franchise, to name a few.

For more information regarding Ice House America ownership opportunities, please call 888-388-1590 or visit