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.

The total investment necessary to begin operation of a Bahama Buck’s
franchised business ranges from $303,700 to $957,838. This includes
$144,000 to $223,000 that must be paid to the franchisor or their
affiliate. If you elect to enter into a Multi-Store Amendment, you will
pay the franchisor a development fee equal to 50% of the initial
franchise fee for each additional Bahama Buck’s Store to be opened upon
signing the Multi-Store Amendment (excluding your first store). This fee
is not refundable, but is credited fully against the initial franchise
fee for each store when the franchise agreement is executed for that
store (except the first store).

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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 $233,326-$770,532. 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.

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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
Expense In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee No Yes
Startup Costs No Yes
Equipment No Yes
Inventory No Yes
Accounts Receivable No Yes
Payroll No Yes


On-The-Job Training: 20 hours
Classroom Training: 20 hours

Purchasing Co-ops
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security/Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Site Selection
Franchisee Intranet Platform

Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
Social media
Website development
Email marketing
Loyalty program/app

0% of all franchisees own more than one unit

Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 15 - 25

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.
    5741 50th St.
    Lubbock, TX


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