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Hula Dog® is a unique Hawaiian experience. In a specially baked, bun sized loaf of bread we pierce a "Puka" from one end through most of the length of the bun. Hula Dog reinvents the identity of the American hot dog.
The sweet essence of local fruits is combined with the mellow warmth of our garlic, lemon sauces to contrast with the savory taste of a polish sausage. Therefore, not only do we provide a hotdog that not only presents a totally new taste sensation, but one that must be held differently too. In addition, we employ our own uniquely designed equipment to toast a Puka (hole) in the bread and keep the polish sausages separate from the veggies. With bright colorful murals, and painted tables & chairs, we present our dinning experience in a tropical Bamboo little hut setting to follow the idea of a Hawaiian influence in our products. In this we hope to reach the world that our hotdogs have a Hawaiian accent.
At Hula Dog Hawaiian Style Hot Dogs we take our mission to deliver a unique hot dog experience very seriously. Hula Dog is a new power in comfort food that will forever be linked to Hawaii. For many it is a fond memory of their visit, for others it is an opportunity to learn and grow by a solid work ethic and community service. We apply a special focus on training young people to work as a team and to be aware of the needs of their communities. Hula Dog® is about the basics of friendly people who provide good service and are cheerful and fun to be around. We care about the nurture and sustainability of the planet and try to implement policies that reflect 'Green' virtues in our standard operating procedures. Caring about the neighborhood and 'doing one's best' is a down home quality that we believe in.
Therefore, we have redefined the basic idea of the American hotdog tradition into one of tropical translation that celebrates the splendor of the Hawaiian Islands. The buns we use are unlike anything else known in the industry and the style of our shops is to reflect an appreciation for all that is good about Hawaii. So we strive to make our hot dogs memorable, our shops nostalgic of 'Old Hawaii' and our service casual but excellent. In all that we do, we seek to reflect the ambiance of the islands through our presentation, so that the customer may not only feel satisfied, but transformed by the simple charm of all that is Hula Dog.
Are you looking for an attractive, ground floor business opportunity in the foodservice industry?
We are Noble Roman's, Inc. and we were founded in 1972 on the competitive testing grounds of Indiana University. We are in the franchise services business - our mission statement is to create win-win financial results to the benefit of our franchisees. We are hard workers dedicated to helping your desire for success - you can even find our company Chairman & CEO here at work 7 days a week! We'll give you guidance every step of the way when you need it, from site location, to layout planning, to assistance with contractors, to considering everything you'll need, from signage down to mop buckets. We'll help with marketing plans and we'll train you thoroughly and efficiently on all aspects of operations. And most important, we'll put our 40 years of experience behind our on-going support of the brand and your business - you'll be in on all our secrets, our proprietary systems and products. In short, you can count on us!
You already know that pizza is big business in the restaurant industry – over $30 billion alone if you leave out the tremendous volume of frozen and deli grocery pizza. However, it is also obvious that many consumers seek a fresher experience, and an experience they can control on their own time frame. With take-n-bake pizza, consumers order their pizza when they are out and about and it is convenient, they watch their pizza being made fresh, then they bake it fresh when they are ready to eat. And unlike the fully-baked pizza segment where the competitors are numerous, there are far fewer take-n-bake competitors and only one national chain.
Noble Roman's has been in the pizza business since 1972, so we have lots of experience, a long-term loyal following, and a reputation for great tasting pizza, breadsticks and more. Noble Roman's also has considerable experience with take-n-bake pizza in a grocery setting – since 2010, we have licensed over 1,300 groceries across the country to carry our pizza products in their delis!
Once you taste our pizza and breadsticks, you'll experience for yourself what our dedication to product excellence means for your customer's taste buds - it's quality everyone can taste, and it is the foundation of our company! And at an attractive on-going cost structure, too. Every concept probably tells you they have good food, but ours will live up to the test - and bring your customers back for more! In addition to the ever popular traditional crust pizza, Noble Roman's also features a completely unique deep-dish Sicilian pizza and signature breadsticks & dip, all formulated for take-n-bake operations.
Running a business of any kind is hard work, and the restaurant business is certainly no exception. However, with take-n-bake you leave a lot of the restaurant complications behind. No in-store baking; no in-store dining; no delivery. And with Noble Roman's unique systems, you don't have to worry about the labor consuming difficulties and inconsistencies of making your own dough, either – our quality doughs are expertly pre-made for you and ready for distribution to your operation. Running a business successfully is still hard work, but we have eliminated a lot of operational complexity to make that part of the job easier!
A Noble Roman's Take-n-Bake Pizza location can compare very favorably with other foodservice concepts in the affordability category. First, the simplicity of operation means you can work with very small facilities requiring very basic build-out requirements. Second, since there is no on-site baking, you eliminate the need for expensive ovens, exhaust hoods, fire suppression systems, and extra heating and cooling capacity. And third, since most of your ingredients come ready for prep and assembly, you have no expensive dough making and proofing equipment. On-going take-n-bake operations can be very affordable on a comparative basis, too!
Armchair jockeys need not apply! We're looking for franchise owners willing to work hard running or supervising a great foodserive opportunity. Should have sales, marketing or management experience and must be very results oriented. Restaurant or retail management expereince is a plus, but certainly not necessary - a willingness to learn, lead and work for successful outcomes is the key!
We have a question for you. What determines the success of a franchise? Is it luck? Coincidence? Why was Kona Ice ranked #1 New Franchise in Entrepreneur Magazine or even more importantly, Highest in Franchisee Satisfaction by TWO separate agencies? We think we might know why. Not every idea is franchise-worthy. Not everyone can offer the support. So why are some concepts instantly successful and others just aren't?
Here at Kona Ice, we know why we've succeeded and reached these ranks of the #1 New Franchise (Entrepreneur Magazine 2013), top in Franchisee Satisfaction (Franchise Business Review and Franchise Update), and named one of the fastest growing franchises in the country right behind McDonald's (Entrepreneur Magazine). We don't think it's luck at all. It's the combination of a fresh concept, strong corporate support with a vision, and a desire to make the world a better place. So you may be knee deep in the franchising process with tons of questions, but we have just one for you. Why not join Kona Ice?
So you may be knee deep in the franchising process with tons of questions, but we have just one for you. Why not join Kona Ice?
At Kona Ice, we believe you should go into business for yourself, but not by yourself.
We pride ourselves on our franchising process. When you decide you want to start your own business, we understand that you don't want to wait years to make that dream become a reality. We can guarantee that we'll have you in business, generating revenue within 21-60 days of your deposit.
The Kona Experience is not just for our customers. We strive to create a one-of-a-kind experience for our franchisees too. And that all begins at Kona Kollege.
Your Kona Ice journey begins with an all expense paid trip to the training program at the Kona Corporate Headquarters. You'll gain firsthand knowledge in the following:
You'll graduate from Kona Kollege with a 30 day plan that will have you primed and ready for success.
Kona Ice has a full time marketing team of graphic designers, digital marketers, copywriters and videographers. You focus on building your contact database, as corporate provides:
"I think the vision Tony has for Kona is very exciting. So it allows us on a local level to really promote a brand that we believe in."
- Linnea Weikleenget, franchisee in Jackson, MS
Everyone's favorite feature of the Kona Ice truck is the ability to load up on tropical flavors to their heart's content. In a day and age where self-serve dessert is all the rage, Kona has taken that step for the mobile shaved ice industry with our patented FLAVORWAVE.
One of the best things about Kona Ice is that the business model is simple. The brand works for you, not the other way around. Our goal at corporate is to make your Kona Ice experience as enjoyable and stress-free as eating a shaved ice!
Having built 575 of these wonderful trucks, Kona Ice has perfected the KEV. This state-of-the-art truck is literally a mobile billboard for your business - it sells itself!
Kona doesn't just sell gourmet shaved ice, it brings an unforgettable experience that appeals to the kid in all of us!
"With Kona, I have put more smiles on kid's faces and received more genuine thank you's in 8 months than I ever did in my 25 years in the consumer electronic business." - Cheri Wells, franchisee in Ventura, CA
Who knew shaved ice could be healthy? Kona Ice is redefining dessert, by creating a nutritious and delicious treat. Our constant innovation puts us on a pathway to success. The food and beverage industry is becoming exceedingly harder to excel with the nutrition standards that have been put in place. The innovative and progressive spirit that our company was founded on continues in our search to provide a healthy option for our customers. We have partnered with international flavor houses and worked with flavor scientists tirelessly to procure proprietary blends that meet all the current nutrition guidelines.
We're not just a shaved ice truck - we have units of every size for any venue. Once you own a Kona truck, you will have access to:
Ever wonder if you're making a difference? With Kona Ice, you'll see it happening right before your very eyes. With over $25 million dollars given back to local communities all across the country, Kona Ice is defined by our community involvement. Because we're a mobile franchise, this allows you to be directly involved in your community at every touch point.
Ranked the #1 New Franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine in 2013 and Highest in Franchisee Satisfaction in 2014 by Franchise Business Review, Kona Ice's reputation is proclaimed as being one of the most innovative brands and "be your own boss" businesses around. Kona Ice is thriving all across the map - from New Hampshire to California. And as of 2014, it's now proven to work in 3 international markets as well. It's a success for the customers and also for the franchisees!
We have pre-arranged financing with a sister company in place specifically for Kona Ice, giving you the opportunity to expand at your own pace.
Kona Ice is the fastest growing mobile franchise in the country. Meeting or exceeding most expectations, franchisee satisfaction is through the roof! Don't miss this opportunity!
Territories are still available in all major markets.
What Our Franchisees Are Saying:
We've been awarded top in Franchisee Satisfaction, but don't take it from us, see what our franchisees are actually saying:
"I couldn't believe how fast I was up and running with my Kona business. It felt like just weeks since my initial phone call to when I was driving my Kona Ice truck away from Kona Kollege completely ready to do business!" - Natasha Pharis
"I would have never imagined that I could practically pay off my entire year's royalty in one weekend. It never ceases to amaze me the amount of people that love coming up to the truck - there's always a line. And I never thought I'd be able to do this full time, but after just a year in the business, I was able to make Kona my full time job." - Megan Stevenson
"As far as Kona is concerned, what really drew me in was the low barrier of entry. There wasn't a lot of risk, in my opinion. You know, you're buying a truck. You actually have an asset to work with. And I appreciate that the business is built around the effort you put into it. If you want to put the effort in, you're going to have a growing business, a profitable business." - Garvin Wong
"The Kona Ice truck is a wonderful sales tool. It was a lot easier to sell than I had imagined it would be. I have hardly ever had anyone turn me down when I asked them for their business. The truck basically sells itself!" - Charles Love
"The way Kona operates is how every franchise should operate. It's a truck! So I can work whenever I want to work. I get to wake up every morning and be my own boss. No more 9-5 for me! And best of all, I never have to miss my son's basketball games ever again." - Jon Black
Request more information to hear over 50 franchisee testimonials. We bet you'll find someone just like you!
In 1991, East of Chicago Pizza was founded on our signature fresh pan pizza, devotion to quality, and the belief customers deserve the best tasting pizza with every bite. We believe our commitment to these three principles is the driving force behind our growth and success.
East of Chicago Pizza is a proven franchise system, which has thrived for over twenty years in the ultra-competitive pizza industry. We have more than 80 locations in six states and in 2013, East of Chicago continued its impressive growth by surpassing 48 consecutive months of same-store-sales increases, the addition of 12 new locations, all while breaking the $30 million mark in franchise-wide sales.
In 2008, Tony Collins, a multi-unit operator, purchased the franchise. Tony's vision for the East of Chicago brand centered on the drive and success of existing operators. "It started with engagement of the owners across the board," Collins said. "We looked at each operating unit and completed over 200 store visits in order to establish our vision and company goals for the next five years. Plus, we invested heavily in training and operational systems while securing national distribution channels." Today, East of Chicago Pizza is recognized throughout the Midwest for our specialty pizzas, delicious subs, and signature wings.
In the next five years, the company plans on reaching a total of 150 units and growing the corporate structure to provide continued support to the franchisee in all aspects of development, training and operations. The drive and success of existing franchisees are major aspects of East of Chicago's future growth plans. "You have to see beyond initial investment and want to grow larger with us," said Collins, noting the brand emphasizes there is a huge opportunity for aggressive expansion in key territories. "We look for potential franchisees who have great passion, a background in restaurant management, or, ideally, a multi-unit operator."
Opening an East of Chicago Pizza franchise does not require past experience. If you have experience, it is an advantage since you already understand the time commitment and what it takes to be successful. If you don't have experience, you are in a great situation since you don't have any pre-existing ideas about what you should be doing. Our experienced team of support personnel will help you make the most of your time and answer any questions. Plus, you can take advantage of the experience and wisdom of our franchisees, area developers, and our vendors.
Our ideal candidate has a background in restaurant management, preferably franchise restaurants; strong management skills; the ability to consistently motivate themselves and those around them; and the willingness to devote time and energy to the business.
Successful franchise operators are unanimous in their belief that working with people, building our Brand value and a commitment to our founding core principles are the best attributes for any potential franchise owner.