The Agnew Family (Left to right:Tamara Agnew (Owner), Riley Agnew (General Manager), Brian Agnew (Owner) and Bridget Agnew.

To beat the heat, individuals might crave a refreshing sweet treat, which melts in their mouth. Even though the summer will be winding down, Bahama Buck’s in Brandon offers a variety of shaved ice flavors and more year-round.

On July 24, the Agnew family opened Bahama Buck in Brandon. This is the seventh location in the state of Florida. The franchise has more than 100 locations throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. In 1990, Blake Buchanan opened the first Bahama Buck’s in Lubbock, Texas. The island adventure began with a vision for the Greatest Sno® on Earth, which resulted in the Bahama Buck’s attitude, style and eclectic taste of the tropics.

Bahama Buck’s general manager, Riley Agnew, shared how its Brandon location came into fruition.

“We sought this area out because we want to be part of the community, neighborhood and a place where everyone feels welcomed,” Agnew said.
Those who visit the Brandon location will notice a rolling cart filled with classic board games such as Battleship, Jenga and more for guests to play. The 1,200 sq. ft. building at Bahama Buck’s provides indoor seating and outdoor patio seating options for nearly 40 guests. It offers free Wi-Fi as well.

To add, Bahama Buck’s considers flavor to be an art form and infuses it into every aspect of its business by providing more than 100 flavors of shaved ice such as birthday cake, sour patch and many more delicious flavors. A vast selection of shaved ice sizes can be ordered, which range from Baby-8 oz. to Avalanche- 32 oz. It also sells smoothies, fruit cups, iced or frozen lemonades and more. Prices vary with all the Bahama Buck’s products.

For those interested, Bahama Buck’s offers punch cards as part of its loyalty program. Once guests reach their 10th visit on the card, they can then choose one free item off the menu. It also gives a military discount of 10% off the total bill with a valid identification.

For information, visit It is located at 1258 Kingsway Rd. Ste. 15 (corner of Kingsway Rd. and Windhorst Rd.) in Brandon. Open Monday through Saturday 11 a.m.-11 p.m. and Sunday 12 Noon-10 p.m. Call 548-0341.

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Tatiana Ortiz is a freelance writer with the Osprey Observer Newspaper. She began as an intern here in 2010 and has been writing since. Tatiana graduated from the University of South Florida in 2015. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications with a concentration in Public Relations. In her free time, Tatiana enjoys photography, biking and being with her family.