Tikiz Shaved Ice & Ice Cream Franchisee Featured in Associated Press

BOCA RATON, Fla. – December 28th, 2016 – Tikiz Shaved Ice & Ice Cream franchisee Scotty Bailey was featured in an Associated Press article regarding his decision to move his family to a developing area to open his mobile Hawaiian beach-themed, custom-built Tikiz truck for retirees and their grandchildren. Titled “Focusing on seniors: Business owners follow the demographics,” the article details Bailey’s audacious move to make a drastic career change, the value of following the growing demographic and the initial response from the community.

When asked why he sold his 83-year-old family finance business to operate a tropical experience on wheels, Bailey said, “I looked at population and housing trends and found that retirees were moving into the Santa Rosa Beach (Florida area), and decided that buying a Tikiz Shaved Ice & Ice Cream truck would be a good business.”

In the first three months since Bailey began operating the fun-filled truck, he estimates that 40 percent of the purchases have been made by retirees.

The Tikiz truck is decked out with traditional surfboard signage and decor, and complete with steel drum music roaring and colorful neon lights dancing, the food truck’s presence is a fun atmosphere for people of all ages, retirees and their grandchildren. All of the Tikiz Shaved Ice and Ice Cream products are served on the patented ‘Surv-Board’ dispenser, where customers can customized their own fruit syrup creations, choosing from 10 syrup flavors.

The full article in Associated press can be read online at

Anyone interested in operating their own Tikiz Shaved Ice & Ice Cream truck should contact Brian Tollefson at or visit

Since 2012, Tikiz Shaved Ice & Ice Cream has rolled into communities across the nation, providing locals with a hint of tropical-flavor with its fun, one-of-a-kind experience and delicious Hawaiian shaved ice and ice cream treats. Founded and based in Boca Raton, Florida, the fast-growing mobile franchise is exploding across the United States with more than 20 trucks on the road and another 30-plus in development. Tikiz has franchise opportunities across the nation with year-round options for sales and business growth. For more franchise information, visit

Best Regards,

Brian Tollefson
Tikiz Franchising, LLC

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