Lose The
Suit & Tie...

...put on the shorts and flip flops, and join the Bahama Buck’s Franchise Family. As the nation’s premier tropical dessert franchise, we’re on mission to Refresh Others. Together, Bahama Buck’s is putting amazing flavor back into franchising. We invite you to take a few minutes to get to know more about the island lifestyle opportunity at Bahama Buck’s.

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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 themed dessert shop. Offering an upbeat blend of lifestyle and entrepreneurial opportunities, we’ve created an attractive franchise system allowing you to capitalize on the Greatest Sno on Earth®!

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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 and our Sno! THE JOURNEY BEGINS HERE...

Flavor Your Life®

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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 vision: Blessing our Guests!

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    Excellent Product
    and Processes.



    Every product embodies the spirit of Bahama Buck's--to live each day with passion, conviction, and flavor. Infusing our menu with these ideals allows us to continue to surprise our guests and create the uniquely simple satisfying moments you savor in life. Hence, our mantra--Flavor Your Life!

    At the heart of our menu is Bahama Buck's world famous Sno: irresistibly delicious and undeniably simple. Bahama Buck's flavorful products represent a 30 year history of inspiration, fun, creativity, and millions of satisfied guests. No one else is as efficient, effective, or consistent as we are in delivering a hand-crafted island dessert everyday, for over 30 years.

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    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 franchise owners is committed to excellence. We do whatever is takes to “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 guests. 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.

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    Excellent Places.



    Looking for a mini-vacation? Bahama Buck's locations offer an island escape for guests who want a "taste of paradise" without the long weekend. Our shops are island-inspired, comfortable, and uplifting destinations where people can create their perfect all-day dessert, "chillax", and create memories. The experience is sure to feel like a getaway, whether you're on vacation or looking for a mini-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.

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:

  • $710,515

    AVERAGE UNIT VOLUME



    for shops performing in the top 25% for our system...and gaining. Bahama Buck's systemwide average store sales have increased 67.6% versus 10 years ago. We've got something people crave and we're the absolute best at it.

  • 26.69%

    AVERAGE FOOD & PAPER



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

  • 23.41%

    AVERAGE NET PROFIT*



    Dare to compare. Clearly a nice profit margin within the frozen dessert industry. In fact, it's even more impressive in comparison with the broader QSR marketplace.

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.

Investment Type
Name of Expenditure
Franchise Fee
  • Franchise Fee
  • Multi-Store Option - Development Fee (2nd location)
  • Multi-Store Option - Development Fee (3rd location)
  • Travel and Other Expenses While Training
  • Rent
  • Construction
  • Provisional Architectural Review Fee
  • Signs & Decor
  • Registers
  • Equipment
  • Inventory
  • Office Supplies
  • Utility Deposits
  • Insurance
  • Architect
  • Licenses & Permits
  • Advertising
  • Additional Operating Funds
Total
Kiosk $34,500.00$17,250.004$17,250.004$-$2,000.00$120,000.001$-$-$22,000.00$4,150.00$90,000.00$13,500.00$50.00$500.00$1,000.00$10,000.00$500.00$500.00$10,000.00$308,700.00
In-Line Store $34,500.00$17,250.004$17,250.004$3,500.00$6,000.00$257,400.001$-$1,200.00$37,135.00$7,750.00$121,000.00$13,500.00$50.00$1,000.00$1,350.00$15,000.00$500.00$1,000.00$26,500.00$526,185.00
Small Building $34,500.00$17,250.004$17,250.004$3,500.00$9,000.00$341,250.002$-$1,200.00$48,000.00$7,750.00$121,000.00$13,500.00$50.00$1,000.00$1,350.00$20,000.00$1,000.00$1,500.00$30,000.00$637,000.00
Large Building $34,500.00$17,250.004$17,250.004$3,500.00$14,000.00$613,088.002$2,500.00$1,200.00$48,000.00$13,200.00$121,000.00$13,500.00$50.00$1,000.00$2,000.00$30,000.00$1,000.00$1,500.00$33,000.00$966,338.00


Ongoing Fees
Royalties
6%
6%
6%
6%
Advertising
2%
2%
2%
2%

FRANCHISE FEE

The franchise fee secures the licensing rights for a Bahama Buck's Franchise 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.
  • 4 The Multi-Store Amendment may be available as a method to secure additional geographies for future store development, with the amount paid being made subject to application toward the initial franchise fee of the additional geography according to the development schedule established within the amendment. 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).

Requirements

Who We're Looking For



Bahama Buck’s franchise owners are genuine individuals who love serving others, love Sno®, and who are willing to do whatever it takes to Be the Blessing in their community. This is a lifestyle, and it’s not an easy one--we’re fanatic about serving the Greatest Sno on Earth! But being the best is reserved only for those who want to go above and beyond and become a part of this very exclusive franchise family--the Bahama Buck’s Family.

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.

  • 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.

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 pre-approved for development, please review the list below to confirm that opportunities exist for your area of interest.



Preapproved area opportunities in the following states for single unit or multiple unit interests:

AL, AR, AZ, CO, FL, GA, LA, MO, MS, NC, NM, NV, OK, SC, TN, TX, UT
Single Unit and Market-Capturing Multi-Unit Opportunities:
AL

Auburn
Birmingham (3)
Decatur
Huntsville (2)
Mobile (2)
Montgomery
Tuscaloosa
AR

Bentonville
Fayetteville
Little Rock (2)
AZ

Avandale
Casa Grande
Glendale
Goodyear(2)
Phoenix (5)
Red Mountain
Scottsdale (2)
Tempe (ASU)
CO

Boulder (2)
Castle Rock
Colorado Springs (3)
Denver (4)
Fort Collins
Grand Junction
Greeley
Loveland
Pueblo
FL
Boca Raton
Boynton Beach
Bradenton (3)
Coral Springs
Daytona Beach (2)
Destin (2)
Ft Lauderdale (2)
Ft Myers (5)
Hollywood
Jacksonville (4)
Lakeland (2)
Melbourne
Kendall (2)
Naples
Navarre
Palm Coast
Panama City (2)
Pembroke Pines
Pensacola
Port Charlotte
Spring Hill (2)
St Augustine
St Petersburg (3)
Tallahassee (2)
Vero Beach
GA

Athens
Atlanta (12)
Augusta (2)
Columbus (2)
Macon (2)
Savannah (2)
LA

Alexandria
Baton Rouge (2)
Houma
Lafayette
Mandeville
Shreveport
MO

Springfield (2)
St Louis (3)
MS

Biloxi
Harrisburg
Jackson (2)
NC

Ashville (2)
Charlotte (5)
Fayetteville
Greensboro (3)
Greenville
Raleigh-Durham (6)
Wilmington
Winston-Salem (3)
NM

Albuquerque (SW)
Santa Fe
NV

Las Vegas (4)
Reno
OK

Bartlesville
Lawton
Oklahoma City (2)
Stillwater
Tulsa (3)
SC

Charleston (3)
Columbia (3)
Greenville (3)
TN

Chattanooga
Jackson
Knoxville (2)
Memphis (3)
Nashville (4)
TX
Arlington (I-20)
Baytown
Beaumont
Benbrook/Fort Worth
Corinth
Edinburgh
Greenville
Houston (3 NE)
Longview
Mission
> Nacogdoches
Pharr
Roanoke
San Marcos
Sherman
Spring
Texarkana
Victoria
UT

Clearfield
Spanish Fork
Exploratory Opportunities (area approval pending review):

As you learn about us, we'll learn more about your area of interest.
CA, DE, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, ME, MT, NH, NJ, OH, OR, PA, VA, 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, WA, WI


Interested in an area not listed? Please feel free to contact us to see if there are current opportunities or stores for sale. 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!




*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



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.

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).
State
Location
Store Number
Contact
Email
Phone
Zac Buchananzbuchanan@bahamabucks.com(806) 771-2189

FAQs

Need a little more Sno 'n Tell?



Here are the top questions we're often asked.

How can I open a Bahama Buck's franchise?

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.

How much money do I need to open a franchise?

Individuals will need $95,000 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 $500,000 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.

How much are the royalties and other annual fees?

Royalty and Continuing Services fees are 6% of gross sales. Ongoing Advertising fees are 2% of gross sales.

How much can I make as a Bahama Buck's franchisee?

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.

Does Bahama Buck's offer financing?

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.

Can a Bahama Buck's Franchise be purchased as an investment without my full-time management?

Yes, provided that a qualified day-to-day general manager is operating the store.

Does Bahama Buck's assist me in the site selection and negotiation process?

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.

How long does it take to open the store?

Each location is different, depending on a variety of factors, including site selection, build-out requirements, and training. Typically, it takes approximately 6-24 months from signing the franchise agreement to opening day at your Bahama Buck's store.

Do I get a protected territory when I am awarded my Bahama Buck's Franchise?

Yes. Every Bahama Buck's has their own protected trade area based on demographic and geographic regions.

Do the franchise rights address mobile Bahama Buck's options?

Certainly. We understand the importance of utilizing mobile units to offer products outside of the four walls of a shop. One single Bahama Buck's branded mobile truck/trailer is permitted per franchised shop location. Additionally, multiple tent or cart units are permitted per franchised shop location in order to service a variety of special event opportunities.

May I offer other products in my Bahama Buck's?

No. At Bahama Buck's, we consider flavor to be an art form, and we're renowned for our incredible 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 to begin the journey by filling out the Franchise Application Form below. 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).