Shaved ice franchise comes to Beaumont

Abel and Monica Sanchez

Kona Ice, a mobile shaved ice truck that serves customers at events as well as on route throughout the week, is now coming to west Beaumont. This shaved ice franchise comes to Southeast Texas thanks to local residents Monica and Abel Sanchez. 

Kona Ice features 10 flavors in their self-serve interactive dispenser, as as well as more than 20 additional flavors. The shaved ice truck brand is known to host events that give percentages of proceeds to philanthropic causes, which the couple plans to continue. 

“It will only be a matter of time before our Kona truck captures the hearts, minds and taste buds of the neighborhoods we serve,” said Monica Sanchez. 

Kona Ice, which first opened in 2007, has over 900 franchises across 47 states and has given over $50 million to organizations through their philanthropic giving.