Elsa, Texas Welcomes Scooter’s Coffee: Drive-thru Kiosk to Open in Thriving Downtown District

An image of a Scooters Kiosk with a white transparent cover over it, and then the Scooter's Coffee Logo Prominent in the center.

OMAHA, Neb. – (May 2023) Scooter’s Coffee, LLC, the Midwest-based drive-thru coffee franchise experiencing record-breaking growth, is coming to Elsa, Texas in the Rio Grande Valley. 

Wes Hudson and Pedro Camacho, partners in the produce industry for more than a decade, had long thought of diversifying and getting into franchising. “We decided on Scooter’s Coffee because there were no specialty coffee shops nearby. Elsa residents were driving 8, sometimes 10 miles to get a latte.” 

The Elsa Economic Development Corporation helped Hudson and Camacho get a deal on a piece of land in a great location.  “Our kiosk is right near the city park, and the skate park, plus there’s a bike trail that runs all the way to the high school,” said Hudson. “Besides the drive-thru, we will also have a walk-up window for foot traffic as well as outdoor seating for customers who want to stay and enjoy their coffee.” 

Scooter’s Coffee, based in Omaha, Nebraska, specializes in artisan espresso drinks, fruit smoothies, baked-from-scratch pastries and features its signature drink, the CarameliciousÒ. The company also recently added depth to its profile with a line of organic hot and iced teas, single-origin coffee, and Cold Brew & Cream. 

According to the latest market trends compiled by the National Coffee Association, 60 percent of Americans drank coffee in the past day. That’s more than reported drinking tea, juice, soda, or even tap water! And 28% people reported buying coffee at a coffee shop or restaurant in the past day— a number that’s almost back to pre-pandemic levels. The drive-thru coffee model, already popular in our fast-paced society, has boomed during the pandemic, giving customers a way to get a delicious beverage while staying socially distant. Scooter’s Coffee kiosks, with the Brand Promise of “Amazing People, Amazing Drinks… Amazingly Fast! ®” is helping Americans meet that demand. 

“Our goal is to eventually open 10 Scooter’s Coffees in this area,” said Hudson. 

“The Rio Grande Valley is a great market for our brand,” said Kelly Crummer, Scooter’s Coffee Senior Director of Franchise Recruitment. “The Elsa, Texas location will allow us to increase our brand’s presence and bring awareness to our great products and service.”  

About Scooter’s Coffee 

With over 600 stores operating across 28 states and commitments to open stores in 30 states, Scooter’s Coffee is in the midst of a strategic growth phase across the nation. The U.S. coffee market is an estimated $48-billion-a-year industry, and with a 664-foot proven kiosk model, Scooter’s Coffee is striving to become the #1 drive-thru coffee franchise in the nation. Visit ownascooters.com to learn more about the benefits of owning a franchise with a well-established and fast-growing brand.  

Founded in 1998 by Don and Linda Eckles in Bellevue, Nebraska, Scooter’s Coffee roasts only the finest coffee beans in the world at its headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska. In more than two decades of business, Scooter’s Coffee’s success is simple: stay committed to the original business principles and company core values. The Scooter’s Coffee Brand Promise, often recited to franchisees, customers and employees is: “Amazing People, Amazing Drinks… Amazingly Fast! ®” It represents the company’s business origins from 1998 and reflects a steady commitment to providing an unforgettable experience to loyal and new customers.  

For more information, visitscooterscoffee.com,Scooter’s Coffee Facebook page, ownascooters.com,or call877-494-7004.