In 2008, one of the millions of summer BBQs happening around the world spawned an idea that would change the face of outdoor dining, forever!
ShooAway owner and inventor Andrew Smith elaborates:
“Like just about any other BBQ going on at that time – and many that are still going on today – during the course of the event, our beautifully prepared food was being bombarded at almost every instant by a swarm of pesky flies. Everyone knows that frustrating scenario, right? Anyhow, after quickly tiring of waving our arms around like fools, we started to muse upon the idea that there simply must be a better way to keep these grotty flies at bay – away from our delicious food. And… there was!
"That day, the idea for the original ShooAway was born. Of course, it took a little while to iron out the design specifics and get to full-scale production, but ShooAway has now been fully delivering on its purpose-built promise for well over a decade!
We look back on that day in 2008, always with a little amazement, especially as we think now about the countless ShooAways that take pride of place on so many outdoor settings, not just in the USA, but all around the world. It’s definitely been a very rewarding journey, highlighted by the fact that everyone who uses a ShooAway loves it. You can’t ask for more than that, and it underpins everything we do.”
After the humble beginnings in 2008, ShooAway now operates globally through its own branches and select distributors. Many new product lines are in the works as the original inventors and innovators continue to show the way for their growing customer base to enjoy fly-free dining and entertaining in the best way possible.