Been In Business Since The Summer Of 1990


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. There have many flavors to choose from different type of fruit flavors and candy flavors. They have snow cones, smoothies, some sodas, fruits you can eat, island warmers (hot chocolate/ vanilla), coffee, and frost lattés.

Start Up Cost & Total Investment

  • $40,000-$80,000
  • $183,855 - $558,651

Offer Any Financial Assistance?

Bahama Buck's works closely with financial institutions that have experience in assisting franchisees in obtaining financing. Bahama Buck's does not provide financing. We do, however, establish a line of credit for our franchisees for purchases made through Bahama Buck's.


Bahama Buck's intensive training program ensures that you are ready to hit the ground running when your shop opens. Not only do you complete the classroom and shop operations training at corporate headquarters, but we also send a team to train on-site at your shop before your Grand Opening. Covering everything from inventory and personnel, marketing strategies and business development, we make sure you are equipped to do it right - after all, we want you to be successful.


Bahama Buck's operational and ongoing support is designed to make your store the best it can be. We provide detailed instructions on recruiting, hiring, training and motivating the Avalanche Crew as well as the day-to-day aspects of operating and growing a shop. We are here to help you succeed.

Our support is continuous even after you open your shop. You can participate in Buck's system wide incentive plan that not only benefits sales and payroll goals, but also rewards the Avalanche Crew for exceptional service. Our team is always available to motivate, encourage and walk you through some of the finer points of operating a Bahama Buck's.

What Get's Paid Back To The Franciser