In 1981, Kathi and Kevin Blackwell started their own juice company, Surf City Squeeze. This later became a franchise.
Over the years, Surf City Squeeze was acquired by other companies, which also acquired larger companies. Today, these brands are all brought together under one name; Kahala Brands.
In July 2016, MTY Food Group acquired Kahala Brands for $310 million.
Kahala Brands corporate office will remain in Scottsdale, Arizona.