Scooter’s Coffee Continues Growing in Louisiana and Texas: Shreveport Natives Sign Multiple Agreements With National Coffee Brand

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. – (January 24, 2024) Scooter’s Coffee, LLC, the Midwest-based drive-thru coffee franchise experiencing record-breaking growth, continues its expansion throughout the United States by bringing its world-class coffee kiosks to Ruston, Minden, Blanchard, and Benton, Louisiana, and Marshall, Texas.

The expansion into the Shreveport, Louisiana area, as well as the nearby Texas town of Marshall, is the result of agreements signed by longtime friends and real estate developers John Rennie and Brad Barre. The men had been talking about opening a franchise together for over a year. “Last summer, a friend of mine posted a picture of coffee and a cinnamon roll on social media with the comment ‘I wish we had Scooter’s in Shreveport,’” said John.

“We fell in love with the concept from the get-go,” said Brad. The two men had never tried Scooter’s Coffee, but Brad’s brother was a regular customer. “I called my brother and told him to go to the one near him, order everything on the menu, and tell me what he thought,” said Brad.

Scooter’s Coffee, based in Omaha, Nebraska, specializes in espresso drinks, fruit smoothies, and baked-from-scratch pastries and features its signature beverage, the CarameliciousÒ. The company also offers a wide selection for all taste profiles with its organic hot and iced teas, premium-grade brewed coffee, cold brew, breakfast items, and a kids’ menu.

According to the latest market trends compiled by the National Coffee Association, 63% of Americans drank coffee in the past day — more than any other beverage, including water. Those coffee drinkers each consume an average of 2.8 cups every day. Zippia Research reports that 60% of American coffee drinkers visit a coffee shop at least once a month.

Scooter’s Coffee’s proven 664 sq. ft. drive-thru-only kiosk model, combined with their fast, friendly service, allows customers to “scoot in” on their way to work or school to buy their favorite beverage and get their day off to a great start.

“Our goal is to move pretty quickly. We would love to have all five of our stores open in 2024,” said John.

“As real estate developers, we are very familiar with finding lots, dealing with permitting, and the other aspects that can often bog down the construction process.  We feel this advantage can help us accelerate the opening of our stores” said Brad.

“We’re thrilled to welcome John Rennie and Brad Barre as franchisees to the Scooter’s Coffee family,” says Matt Sawicki, Senior Director of Franchise Development. “Their enthusiasm and experience as real estate developers give them a unique advantage in accelerating our growth in the Shreveport and Marshall areas.”

About Scooter’s Coffee

Founded in 1998 by Don and Linda Eckles in Bellevue, Nebraska, Scooter’s Coffee uses only the finest coffee beans in the world, which are roasted by its affiliated company, Harvest Roasting, in Omaha, Nebraska. In over 25 years of business, the key to Scooter’s Coffee’s success is simple: Stay committed to the original business principles and the company’s four core values, which are Integrity, Love, Humility, and Courage. 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 and reflects a steady commitment to providing an unforgettable experience to loyal and new customers. 

Scooter’s Coffee‘s network is approaching 750 stores in 30 states and is striving to become the #1 drive-thru specialty coffee franchise system in the nation. Scooter’s Coffee ranked #13 on Yelp’s 2023 list of 50 Most Loved Brands in the U.S. and ranked #3 on Franchise Times Fast & Serious 40 Smartest-Growing Franchises in 2023.

For more information, visit or call 877-494-7004. To connect with Scooter’s Coffee, visit Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, or X (formerly Twitter) and share your favorite moments by tagging @scooterscoffee using the hashtag #ScootOnAround.