Our Story

You may only know us for our delicious Shave Ice, but the Mahalo story is deeper than that. We’d like to share it with you.

Our Story

You may only know us for our delicious Shave Ice, but the Mahalo story is deeper than that. We’d like to share it with you.

Starting Small

Inspired by the beauty of the Hawaiian people, Chad started Mahalo Shave Ice Company in 2016 with a trailer and a great team. On the right of this photo are Liz and Matt who are our longest-tenured employees. If you’ve booked us for an event you’ve probably seen them before. Our story wouldn’t be complete without mentioning their contributions to the Mahalo brand.

Starting Small

Inspired by the beauty of the Hawaiian people, Chad started Mahalo Shave Ice Company in 2016 with a trailer and a great team. On the right of this photo are Liz and Matt who are our longest-tenured employees. If you’ve booked us for an event you’ve probably seen them before. Our story wouldn’t be complete without mentioning their contributions to the Mahalo brand.

Ohana

We’re a “Ohana business”, and we couldn’t reach today’s heights without the countless hours invested by Miracle Furlong and Pops (Mike Furlong), Chad’s daughter and dad. They are the Mahalo OG’s!

Ohana

We’re a “Ohana business”, and we couldn’t reach today’s heights without the countless hours invested by Miracle Furlong and Pops (Mike Furlong), Chad’s daughter and dad. They are the Mahalo OG’s!

Growth

It was a privilege to receive a phone call from Joe Olanoff where he invited Mahalo to merge companies with Snocal. Joe’s truck was the first of it’s kind in San Diego, and we gained our first Shave Ice Food Truck, relationships with new clients, and most importantly, we gained a friend and brother. We love ya Joe!

Growth

It was a privilege to receive a phone call from Joe Olanoff where he invited Mahalo to merge companies with Snocal. Joe’s truck was the first of it’s kind in San Diego, and we gained our first Shave Ice Food Truck, relationships with new clients, and most importantly, we gained a friend and brother. We love ya Joe!

Expansion

Chad has known Zeb since he was a sophomore in High School, and refers to him as his little brother. In 2020, Zeb and Dev became the first franchise owners of Mahalo expanding to Phoenix, Arizona. They are an enormous part of the Mahalo family. No one represents the Mahalo heart better than this electric couple.

Expansion

Chad has known Zeb since he was a sophomore in High School, and refers to him as his little brother. In 2020, Zeb and Dev became the first franchise owners of Mahalo expanding to Phoenix, Arizona. They are an enormous part of the Mahalo family. No one represents the Mahalo heart better than this electric couple.

Mike & Jeanne

Covid brought Mahalo event catering to a screeching halt until a phone call from these two incredible individuals who invited us to serve their community neighborhood. Inspired from them, we launched a new business model that propelled us through Covid. Mike and Jeanne launched our second franchise in North County, San Diego, and serves as Mahalo Global LLC partners expanding our brand across the mainland. They are a gift.

Mike & Jeanne

Covid brought Mahalo event catering to a screeching halt until a phone call from these two incredible individuals who invited us to serve their community neighborhood. Inspired from them, we launched a new business model that propelled us through Covid. Mike and Jeanne launched our second franchise in North County, San Diego, and serves as Mahalo Global LLC partners expanding our brand across the mainland. They are a gift.

Along Came a jay

When Zeb and Dev launched Mahalo in Phoenix, it left an enormous gap. Fate would have it that we would be introduced to Jay who would step in and carry us in catering. We consistently receive calls requesting Jay to serve at our events because of his attention to detail, kindness, and his love for our clients. It was an easy decision to invite Jay to be the Manager of our first location.

Along Came a jay

When Zeb and Dev launched Mahalo in Phoenix, it left an enormous gap. Fate would have it that we would be introduced to Jay who would step in and carry us in catering. We consistently receive calls requesting Jay to serve at our events because of his attention to detail, kindness, and his love for our clients. It was an easy decision to invite Jay to be the Manager of our first location.

THE MAHALO BUS​

A friend had a 1970 VW Bus for sale in central California, and we said yes! What represents Mahalo better than this? We painted it, put our Mahalo Mamma on it, and were off to expand our catering hippie style!

THE MAHALO BUS​

A friend had a 1970 VW Bus for sale in central California, and we said yes! What represents Mahalo better than this? We painted it, put our Mahalo Mamma on it, and were off to expand our catering hippie style!

7 DAYS A WEEK​

In January of 2022 we launched our first ever brick and mortar location! This is the beginning of a new chapter for us, and we’re already eyeing additional locations. With the launch, we refined our menu and expanded it as well. We’re proud of our creation, the Dole Bowl, wrapping our Dole Whip with fresh fruit, granola and coconut. It’s getting real around here!

7 DAYS A WEEK​

In January of 2022 we launched our first ever brick and mortar location! This is the beginning of a new chapter for us, and we’re already eyeing additional locations. With the launch, we refined our menu and expanded it as well. We’re proud of our creation, the Dole Bowl, wrapping our Dole Whip with fresh fruit, granola and coconut. It’s getting real around here!