Tropical Sno

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Tropical Sno is a global chain of shops that serve shave ice. It was founded in April 1984 in Provo, Utah and now based in Draper, Utah.[1]


Tropical Sno has dealers located in every US state and in over thirty foreign countries.[2][3] Tropical Sno has been cited as an example of microfranchising.[4][5] Tropical Sno is a retail brand derived from Pioneer Family Brands, Inc.[6]

In popular culture[edit]

Then President Barack Obama stopped for a snow cone at Tropical Sno in Denison, Iowa, in 2012 while campaigning.[7]


  1. ^ "Tropico Sno history Archived 2013-01-27 at the Wayback Machine." Retrieved on January 12, 2012.
  2. ^ "Tropical Sno". Retrieved January 12, 2012.
  3. ^ "Tropical Sno « Virtual SPREE 2011". Archived from the original on 2012-01-07. Retrieved 2012-01-12. Retrieved on January 12, 2012.
  4. ^ Magleby, Kirk (2008). "Microfranchise business models". In Stephen W. Gibson, W. Gibb Dyer (ed.). MicroFranchising: Creating Wealth at the Bottom of the Pyramid. Edward Elgar Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84844-053-1.
  5. ^ Martius, Waltraud (2010). "Microfranchising". Fairplay Franchising (in German). Springer Verlag. ISBN 978-3-8349-1849-9.
  6. ^ "About Us". Tropical Sno. Retrieved 6 February 2013.
  7. ^ Blake, Chris Cillizza and Aaron (2012-08-14). "Iowa, Iowa, Iowa: How the Hawkeye State become the center of the political world". Washington Post. Retrieved 2017-12-09.

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