We always get the question, “How did you guys decide you wanted to open a shave ice shack?”
Because let’s face it, not everyone wakes up one day and says, “I want to buy a shave ice shack and let it take up most of my weekends during the summer!”
That’s not exactly how it happens you see,…….I would say that whether you do something big or small, like a business, you should do something you LOVE! And that’s exactly how it happened…………
Granted, operating Tiki’s can take up many weekends in the summer, (May through September), the difference is, WE LOVE DOING IT.
It was a Sunday afternoon, and the weather had to be warm enough to crave a shave ice, just like I used to when I was younger…….so simple, yet so exciting!
Well this was a day just like that, and having remembered that there were many of these “shacks” around town, Jesse and I set off in pursuit of one we had passed many times before, only to find it ………..CLOSED.
This was not only the case for this particular location, but every location within 30 minutes of our home……If you knew how much I particularly LOVE shave ice, you would know that I was mad,….or as Jesse says, Mexi-mad And no, counter to the business we own, neither of us are Hawaiian
They say the seed was planted, well we say the ice was frozen………….and I could not let go of the idea…(hence, bug Jesse)
Jesse thought I had a little too much time on my hands to be dreaming up business ideas seeing I already had a career, but what he didn’t realize was that my business sense, and his incredible all around talent, would turn into an exciting business that we could enjoy together, and also have fun with! We always enjoy meeting new people and the experiences we take away from each and every event are always different!
This year we look forward to donating more back to Idaho’s communities as Tiki’s continues to bring smiles to children’s and families’ faces alike! Think Idaho First!
TIKI’S is AUTHENTIC HAWAIIAN SHAVE ICE, NOT THAT CRUNCHY, CHUNKY STUFF! JUST LIKE SNOW!