Dan Muraira and Eric Wilford often have their Kona Ice Trucks compared to ice cream trucks, but there's one big difference.
"We don't go anywhere unless we're invited," said Wilford, who's Muraira's uncle. "We aren't an ice cream truck where we just drive around."
The San Clemente residents just purchased their third Kona Ice Truck for Huntington Beach, which has operated in the city for the past three years under two previous owners, to help meet an increasing demand for their services.
Muraira and Wilford's bright blue, island-themed Kona Ice Trucks can be found at a number of different events and fundraisers put on by schools, little leagues churches and at city events throughout Orange County. The groups that invite Kona Ice out to serve shaved ice and ice some ice cream truck favorites for a few hours get back a percentage — usually 20% — of the proceeds.
"A lot of the schools throughout Orange County need money right now, same with sports leagues and churches," Muraira said. "We were turning down so much business. We added this one, and it's helped us meet the demand."