Tony Lamb

Founder & CEO, Kona Ice
Founder & CEO, Travelin' Tom's Coffee
Tony Lamb is the founder and CEO of Kona Ice and Travelin' Tom's Coffee Truck. When Tony launched Kona Ice in 2007, he wanted to give families a better ice cream truck experience after his 3-year-old daughter had an awful encounter with an ice cream truck man. Since then, Tony Lamb has revolutionized the food truck space and Kona Ice has grown to the World's Largest Food Truck Company with more than 1,700 franchisee-owned trucks in 49 states and Canada. Keeping the same vision, Tony launched Travelin' Tom's Coffee Truck in 2020. With 150 franchised trucks on the road by the end of 2023, Tom's Coffee is growing exponentially with over 300 reservations for future trucks. Kona Ice has been recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine's Franchise 500, rated #1 New Franchise in the US in 2013, and regularly in the Top 25 Fastest Growing Franchises. Kona Ice has been consistently ranked #1 and #2 in Franchisee Satisfaction by Franchise Business Review for the past 12 years. Additionally, Tony was named the 2021 Chief Executive Officer for a Large Private Company by Cincinnati Business Courier. This program honors executives who’ve shown outstanding leadership and stellar performance at Greater Cincinnati businesses and nonprofits.


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