‘I see myself doing this until I am 30 or 40’: Kaleb Davis, 10, starts his own DeSoto business

DeSoto, TX - Most children at 10 years old are playing video games, playing with friends or playing sports. Kaleb Davis is doing all those things, but he has added chief executive officer to being a 10-year-old.

Davis is the youngest member of the DeSoto Chamber of Commerce as his business, Lemonack Shack, started in May combines his love for lemonade and popcorn.

“People love it, I have repeat customers and get new customers, also,” Davis said. “Everybody enjoys it.”

Davis said he likes multi-tasking and acknowledged that he is a busy child with running a business, but said he finds time to play some sports, skateboard and play with his friends.


Kaleb Davis is a 10-year-old entrepreneur and the youngest in the DeSoto Chamber of Commerce. Lemonack Shack is a combination of lemonade and popcorn and could include barbecue in the future.(City of DeSoto)

While Davis is the boss, his sister Aysia is his business and brand consultant. His business consists of family pitching in to contribute to his success. His grandfather, Davis said built his shack and mother helps tackle any problems the business may face.

Priorities and plans for the future are things Davis has said he’s thought about already. He said he wants to go to college, but business will continue as normal. Davis also has another passion he wants to ingratiate into his Lemonack business.

“I see myself doing this until I am 30 or 40,” he said, “and I also want to have my own barbecue shack, so I want to combine my Lemonack Shack with my Kaleb’s Cue, while having my lemonade in stores.”

Davis’ Lemonack Shack is located at 1128 Ginger Trail and is closed Monday through Wednesday. The shack is open from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, noon to 5 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Source: Dallas Morning News