Jacksonville, FL (June 2017) – Ice House America, the pioneer in automated ice and water vending technology, is proud to announce that its franchise brand, IceBorn, has been named The Military Times Best for Vets: Franchises 2017 rankings. This is the 3rd year in a row that IceBorn has made the list.

The organization comprising Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times and Marine Corps Times focused on financial incentives, brand performance and policies that cater to veterans and reservists when conducting and scoring the Best for Vets: Franchises survey, a highly respected, more-than-100-question analysis of a franchise’s efforts to provide veterans an environment for success.

According to The Military Times, to be considered, the franchise brands filled out a detailed survey, which had more than 100 questions and submitted their most recent franchise disclosure documents. Not every brand that participated made the cut.

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 is honored to have made Military Times “Best for Vets: Franchises” list three years in a row.  Veterans are our country’s best asset, and IceBorn is committed to ensuring that they are offered business options to ensure a smooth transition from active duty to civilian life,” says Michael Little, Vice President of Marketing, Ice House America.

The full rankings are available online at this link:


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 110 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.


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