Bahama Buck's Original Shaved Ice Company Franchise

Shaved ice & fruit smoothies


In the Summer of 1990, Blake Buchanan opened the first Bahama Buck's. He started with one ice shaver and the hope of a college job that didn't involve mowing grass or flipping burgers. Constructing the original store by hand, he enlisted volunteer help from three generations of his family, staffed it with friends and college students and opened the doors.
The tropical sensation caught on and with the help of his now partner, Eric Lee, and his wife, Kippi Buchanan, that summer job turned into a full time vocation.

Blake has worked to keep the spirit of the original Bahama Buck's alive, making sure that each franchise is operated with the same enthusiasm of the first Buck's. His team strives to ensure that each flavor becomes a favorite and each visit is a great time - every time.

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How much does it cost to open a Bahama Buck's Original Shaved Ice Company Franchise?

The investment required to open a Bahama Buck's Original Shaved Ice Company Franchise is between $106,800-$325,700. There is an initial franchise fee of $29,500 which grants you the license to run a business under the Bahama Buck's Original Shaved Ice Company name.

Individual Unit Costs

  • Initial Investment:
    $106,800-$325,700
  • Initial Franchise Fee:
    $29,500
  • Royalty Fee:
    6%
  • Advertising Fee:
    N/A
  • Term of Agreement:
    10 years
  • Renewal Fee:
    $5K


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Bahama Buck's Original Shaved Ice Company News & Press Releases

When did the first Bahama Buck's Original Shaved Ice Company open? 1989
When did Bahama Buck's Original Shaved Ice Company start Franchising? 1993

Year U.S.A. Canada International Corporate
2005 14 0 0 4
2004 10 0 0 4
2003 13 0 0 4
2002 6 0 0 5
2001 5 0 0 6
Expense In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee No No
Startup Costs No No
Equipment No No
Inventory No No
Accounts Receivable No No
Payroll No No

Support
Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives

Marketing
Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, Regional advertising

0% of all franchisees own more than one unit

Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 12

Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (67% of current franchisees are owner/operators)

Business Experience:

  • General business experience

  • To calculate how much income a franchise owner can do at Bahama Buck's Original Shaved Ice Company Franchise, may vary on factors like location, size etc., On the other side as a business owner your goals to maintain the quality of service while streaming sales high and expenses low. As any other franchise may include rent/mortgage, staffing/family, inventory supplies, utilities, administrative costs vise vera. Location to location and seasons the months costs may vary. Most franchises start up costs are typically fixed and they will cover most of the initial operating costs like signage, furniture, decoration and renovations.

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    Bahama Buck's Original Shaved Ice Company

    Bahama Buck's Original Shaved Ice Company

    Bahama Buck's Original Shaved Ice Co.
    5123 69th St.
    Lubbock, TX
    79424

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