Bahama Buck's
Shaved ice, fruit smoothies
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About
Founded

1989

Franchising Since

1993 (26 Years)

Corporate Address

5741 50th St.
Lubbock, TX 79424

CEO

Blake Buchanan

Parent Company

Bahama Buck's Franchise Corp.

Financial Requirements
Initial Investment

$233,326 - $832,963

Net-worth Requirement

$350,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$90,000

Ongoing Fees
Initial Franchise Fee

$29,500 - $29,500

Ongoing Royalty Fee

6%

Ad Royalty Fee

2%

Financing Options

Bahama Buck's has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 
franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Support Options
Ongoing Support

Purchasing Co-ops

Newsletter

Meetings/Conventions

Toll-Free Line

Grand Opening

Online Support

Security/Safety Procedures

Field Operations

Site Selection

Franchisee Intranet Platform

Marketing Support

Co-op Advertising

Ad Templates

Regional Advertising

Social media

SEO

Website development

Email marketing

Loyalty program/app

On-The-Job Training:

20 hours

Classroom Training:

20 hours

Additional Training:

On-site training

Absentee Ownership Allowed
Number of Employees Required to Run:

25 - 25

Bio
In lieu of getting a summer job, Blake Buchanan opened the first Bahama Buck's store, building it by hand with the help of family members, and staffing it with friends and fellow students. Franchising of the concept began in 1993. In addition to shaved ice available in 91 proprietary flavors, the Bahama Buck's menu offers smoothies, sodas, lemonades and limeades, fruit and coffee drinks.
Cost
Initial Investment: Low - $233,326 High - $832,963
Units
+6.6%+7 UNITS (1 Year) +66.2%+45 UNITS (3 Years)

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:

Franchisor is seeking new franchise units in the following regions/states:
Arizona, New Mexico, Texas
Franchise Financing
Using 401(K)/IRA Funds
  • Tax Penalty-Free
  • Debt Free
  • Expert Guidance
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Updated: September 20th, 2018