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WELCOME TO BAHAMA BUCK'S FRANCHISING

Where going to work is a Vacation!

Bahama Buck's Franchise Request

 

LOSE THE SUIT AND TIE...

...put on the shorts and flip flops, and join the nation’s premier tropical dessert franchise. Bahama Buck’s is putting amazing flavor back into franchising.

 

LIKE BEING #1?

So do we. Plain and simple--no one does Sno better than Bahama Buck’s. That’s why we’re consistently ranked as the nation’s #1 tropical theme dessert shop.

Offering an upbeat blend of lifestyle and entrepreneurial opportunities, we’ve created an attractive franchise package enabling you to capitalize on the Greatest Sno on Earth!

Surround yourself with fresh, innovative products, new creative ideas, and an uncomplicated streamlined approach to serving Bahama Buck’s flavor fans--people passionate about their taste buds!

THE JOURNEY BEGINS HERE...

FLAVOR YOUR LIFE®!


Plan to Win

OUR PLAN TO WIN

Simple. Straightforward. Honest.

Bahama Buck’s proven "Plan to Win" is splendidly uncomplicated. Our dynamic franchise system and team of professionals are passionately committed to developing excellent people, excellent products, and excellent places.

We believe excellence begins with a clear focus.

Great Products

EXCELLENT PRODUCTS.

Flavor is our mantra. At the heart of our menu is Bahama Buck's world famous Sno: irresistibly delicious and undeniably simple. Bahama Buck's products represent a history of inspiration, fun, creativity, and ultimately millions of satisfied customers. Infusing our menu with these ideals allows us to continue to surprise our customers and create those simple satisfying moments you savor in life. Every product embodies the spirit of Bahama Buck's--to live each day with passion, conviction, and flavor. Hence..."Flavor Your Life!"

Great People

EXCELLENT PEOPLE.

Like people? We love 'em. Success is contagious, and you'll find Bahama Buck's culture is full of people who love life, kids, music, dancing, and of course... desserts. Hard work? Absolutely. Everyone from our renowned staff, the Avalanche Crew, to our family of owners is committed to excellence in “providing a great time, every time!” You'll feel it through a thriving team spirit, and you'll reap its rewards through happy and loyal customers. Bahama Buck's franchise system actively engages, inspires and challenges people to make a positive impact--at every level. Excellent People--it's what makes Bahama Buck's uniquely different.

Great Places

EXCELLENT PLACES.

We believe desserts should arouse all your senses. What you see, hear, touch, and smell will please you at Bahama Buck's, and that's before you order. Bahama Buck's adds a new dimension to the frozen dessert category by offering an entirely unique tropical experience. Bahama Buck's stores are island-inspired, comfortable, and uplifting destinations where people can create their perfect all-day dessert, "chillax," and connect with friends. Our locations offer an escape for today's consumers who want a "taste of paradise" without the long weekend. The experience is sure to feel like a getaway, whether you're on vacation or looking for a vacation from everyday life.

Bahama Buck's franchise system turns the island experience from wishful thinking into a tropical dessert reality. Start to finish, Bahama Buck's presents a "plan to win" at every phase of the journey. Come enjoy the island lifestyle with us.

OUR PLAN TO WIN -- IT'S BETTER THAN YOU IMAGINED

*This is not an offer to sell you a franchise. An offering is made by prospectus only in the form of a Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD).


The Numbers

THE NUMBERS

Straightforward. No games or gimmicks. Bottom line, we’ve been committed to making the Greatest Sno on Earth® since day one and that's not about to change.

Like simple? Here''s the real deal:


$424,170 AVERAGE GROSS SALES

...and gaining. Despite a sluggish economy, Bahama Buck's average store sales have increased 101.95% since 2008. We've got something people crave and we're the absolute best at it.


25.14% AVERAGE FOOD & PAPER

Impressed? So are our competitors. Simple, focused inventory allows us to enjoy the lowest food and paper cost in the industry. Now that's impressive.


21.13% AVERAGE NET PROFIT*

Dare to compare. Clearly one of the highest profit margins in the frozen dessert industry. In fact, it's nearly twice as high as the QSR industry.

Please Note: The averages are based on a 52-week annual period from January through December 2016 as published in Item 19 of our 2017 Federal Disclosure Document. Average Unit Sales Volume for stores in the top 25% is $621,736; stores in the top 50% is $537,410; stores in the top 75% is $481,202; and all stores combined is $424,170. *The audited corporate locations do not pay the 6% Royalty Fee, but the value has been included in the expenses to reach the posted 21.13% average net profit (Corporate locations average net profit were 27.13%). Other financial performance representations are contained in Item 19 of the Franchise Disclosure Document. A new franchisee's results may differ from the above represented performance. There is no assurance that you will do as well and you must accept that risk.

*This is not an offer to sell you a franchise. An offering is made by prospectus only in the form of a Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD).


Island Investment

ISLAND INVESTMENT

Invest in the Islands!

The flexible Bahama Buck's business platform can flourish in a variety of settings. Whether investing in a traditional freestanding building or an in-line shop, Bahama Buck's helps franchisees tailor their island lifestyle dream to fit almost any real estate opportunity.

NAME OF EXPENDITURE KIOSK IN-LINE STORE SMALL BUILDING LARGE BUILDING
Franchise Fee $29,500.00 $29,500.00 $29,500.00 $29,500.00
Travel Expenses While Training $- $- $- $2,000.00
Rent $2,000.00 $6,000.00 $9,000.00 $14,000.00
Construction $75,6001 $226,800.001 $341,250.002 $446,250.002
Signs & Decor $13,475.00 $29,750.00 $38,500.00 $48,000.00
Registers $4,150.00 $13,200.00 $13,200.00 $13,200.00
Equipment $74,440.00 $136,032.00 $124,447.00 $136,032.00
Inventory $13,500.00 $13,500.00 $13,500.00 $13,500.00
Office Supplies $50.00 $50.00 $50.00 $50.00
Utility Deposits $500.00 $500.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00
Insurance $650.00 $800.00 $1,350.00 $1,500.00
Architect $10,000.00 $10,000.00 $30,000.00 $30,000.00
Licenses & Permits $500.00 $500.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00
Advertising $500.00 $1,000.00 $1,500.00 $1,500.00
Additional Operating Funds $8,461.00 $20,731.00 $33,000.00 $33,000.00
TOTAL ESTIMATED INVESTMENT3 $233,326.00 $488,363.00 $637,297.00 $770,532.00
 
ONGOING FEES
Royalties 6% 6% 6% 6%
Advertising 2% 2% 2% 2%

FRANCHISE FEE

The franchise fee secures the right for you to operate a Bahama Buck's® in a given location for the period of ten years, with a ten year renewal option.


ONGOING FEES

Bahama Buck's® royalty fee is 6% of gross sales and advertising fund is 2% of gross sales.

  • 1 Construction costs of a Kiosk or In-Line unit do not reflect tenant improvement dollars from the landlord. This may reduce your total construction costs.
  • 2 The Total Estimated Investment assumes the lease of real estate by the franchisee. If purchasing property and/or improving a property, the initial investment will be significantly higher.
  • 3 The total investment does not include an estimate for any loan origination fees, finance application fees, or any other costs to secure funding. This can increase your total investment.

*This is not an offer to sell you a franchise. An offering is made by prospectus only in the form of a Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD).


The Process

THE PROCESS

Ready to plan your escape to Bahama Buck's? Here's how to proceed.

Step 1

INTRODUCTIONS

Introduce yourself by submitting the Franchise Application Form. After reviewing your application we'll set an appointment to formally introduce ourselves and the Bahama Buck's Franchise Program to you via phone call. After this initial meeting, Bahama Buck's Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) will be sent to you.

Step 2

DISCLOSURE REVIEW MEETING

Ready for numbers, legal and more? The Bahama Buck's Franchise Disclosure Review guides you through the "black and whites" of our franchise program and discusses the financial scope of owning a Bahama Buck's shop. Qualify here and you'll voyage on to Step 3.

Step 3

FLAVOR YOUR LIFE® INTERVIEW MEETING

Clearly understand what it takes to positively impact the lives of others and discover how Bahama Buck's systems and programs consistently create the "Greatest Sno on Earth." Got what it takes? If we like what we see, you'll receive an invitation to attend Bahama Buck's Discovery Day.

Step 4

DISCOVERY DAY

Bring your "A" game and let's get busy. Meet our Executive Team and tour Bahama Buck's shops for a full understanding of what the "Taste of Paradise" is truly all about. By the end of the tour, you'll be fully disclosed "hands on" style. From here, executive approval for a franchise will be given or denied.

Step 5

CELEBRATE GOOD TIMES

Congratulations! The Franchise Agreement is sent to you for signing and franchise fee is paid--you're officially a Bahama Buck's Franchisee. Welcome to the family! Now your adventure begins.

*This is not an offer to sell you a franchise. An offering is made by prospectus only in the form of a Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD).


Plan to Win

FRANCHISE REQUEST

Bahama Buck's is immediately seeking outstanding single-unit and multiple-unit franchise candidates across the U.S*. who share our passion for island life and want to grow with our brand. In many states, there are numerous areas which Bahama Buck's has preapproved for development, please review the list below to confirm that opportunities exist for your area of interest.

Preapproved Area Opportunities in the following states:
CA, CO, FL, GA, MS, NC, SC, TN
Specific Preapproved Area Opportunities:
AZ
Maricopa
Red Mountain
Tempe (ASU)
LA
Alexandria
Houma
Mandeville
Shreveport
NV
Las Vegas
Reno
NM
Albuquerque (SW)
Las Cruces
Roswell
Santa Fe
OK
Bartlesville
Lawton
Stillwater
Tulsa
TX
DeSoto/Red Oak
Longview
Nacogdoches
Sherman
Texarkana
Victoria
UT
Clearfield
Ogden
Spanish Fork
Exploratory Opportunities (area approval pending review):
AL, AR, DL, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, ME, MO, MT, NH, NJ, OH, OR, PA, VT, WV, WY
*Expansion plans for the following states and international development are slated for a future calendar year as we ensure exemplary support of our rapidly growing system:
AK, CT, HI, MD, MI, MN, ND, NE, NY, RI, SD, VA, WA, WI

To learn more about franchise opportunities at Bahama Buck's, please fill out the franchise application form and a representative from our franchise development team will contact you soon.

For all other inquiries, please contact our Franchise Development Headquarters directly at (806) 771-2189.

Thank you, and Flavor Your Life!

Bahama Buck's Franchise Request

*This is not an offer to sell you a franchise. An offering is made by prospectus only in the form of a Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD).


Existing Store Opportunities

EXISTING STORE OPPORTUNITIES

The following Bahama Buck's shop owners are available to discuss your interest in purchasing the store they currently have in operation.

Please use the contact information provided below to find out more details.


STATE LOCATION STORE NUMBER CONTACT CONTACT EMAIL CONTACT PHONE
Texas Amarillo TX1212, TX1214 Ed Schneider eschneider50@gmail.com (806) 640-4773
Texas Carrollton TX1229 Rodney Coe rodneycoe@yahoo.com (214) 726-2443
Texas Houston, Tomball TX1322, TX1286 Eric Luttrell eluttrell@raiderice.com
Texas San Antonio TX1281, TX1308 Amber Higgs amberbh@me.com (210) 885-3464

As you arrange a time for your discussion with the franchise owner, you will also want to begin your walk through the Bahama Buck's Discovery Process by filling out the franchise application form online. Upon reaching the "Business Plans" section of the form, please be sure to explain that you are specifically interested in an existing store opportunity.

Thank you, and Flavor Your Life!

*This is not an offer to sell you a franchise. An offering is made by prospectus only in the form of a Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD).


FAQ'S

FAQs

Need a little more Sno 'n Tell?

Here are the Top 10 questions we're often asked.

Bahama Buck's actively seeks highly-qualified individuals to become franchisees. Prior business experience, coupled with personal financial qualifications, individual motivation, and a track record of success are important factors in our evaluation process. If you are interested in pursuing single unit or area development opportunities as a Bahama Buck's franchisee, please fill out our Franchise Application Form and a development representative will contact you shortly to discuss.
Individuals will need $90,000 in non-borrowed personal resources (liquid assets, e.g. cash, marketable securities, stocks, etc…) along with an overall net worth (total assets minus total liabilities) of $350,000 to qualify. Financing is to be secured through third-party lending sources. The total cost of each Bahama Buck's unit varies by size and location.
Royalty and Continuing Services fees are 6% of gross sales. Ongoing Advertising fees are 2% of gross sales.
We are restricted by the Federal Trade Commission and various state franchise sales regulations from providing you with specific profit projections. To learn more about actual experiences, we will encourage you to speak with existing franchisees during our application process.
No. However, Bahama Buck's Franchise Corporation can direct potential franchisees to sources that have provided financing options to other franchisees in the areas of equipment leasing, construction, and SBA loans.
Yes, provided that a qualified general manager is operating the store.
Absolutely. In fact, we take it one step further with Bahama Buck's Site Assistance Program. Our professional site development team uses leading mapping and site-selection resources to help identify trade areas for new Bahama Buck's locations. Additionally, our team provides Bahama Buck's franchisees the step-by-step professional assistance needed to secure your ideal location. From site selection to the negotiation of terms for your Bahama Buck's location, our site team is there every step of the way.
Each location is different, depending on a variety of factors, including site selection, build-out requirements and training. However, it typically takes approximately 6-24 months from signing the franchise agreement to opening day at your Bahama Buck's store.
Yes. Every Bahama Buck's has their own protected trade area based on demographic and geographic regions.
No. At Bahama Buck's, we consider flavor to be an art form, and we're renowned for our incredible hip and cool island desserts. Bahama Buck's continues to develop island-inspired products, in addition to new flavor launches, to complement the completely immersive Bahama Buck's experience.

I'm interested in pursuing this further. What should I do next?

If you share our passion for island life and meet the financial and personal qualifications, we invite you begin the journey by filling out the Franchise Application Form. Once received, we will contact you to discuss Bahama Buck's opportunities and answer additional questions you may have regarding Bahama Buck's. Expect the best and live life with flavor!

*This is not an offer to sell you a franchise. An offering is made by prospectus only in the form of a Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD).