Scooter’s Coffee® Included Again on Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500®️ List

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

January 25, 2024 // // OMAHA, Nebraska – Scooter’s Coffee, known for its specialty coffee, fast drive-thru kiosks, and serving smiles, is honored to be named among the top 500 franchises by Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500®️. For 45 years, the annual Entrepreneur Franchise 500® has been a highly sought-after honor in the franchise industry and recognized as an invaluable resource for potential franchisees. This year, Scooter’s Coffee came in at No. 2 in the highly competitive coffee category and is the only other coffee brand to break the Top 100 in the overall Franchise 500® ranking.

“Every brand on the Franchise 500 has its own unique story, but they all collectively make the same statement: Franchising is strong and resilient, is full of innovation and opportunity, and provides a powerful entrepreneurial path for many people,” says Jason Feifer, editor in chief of Entrepreneur magazine. “Our 45th annual ranking is full of companies with fresh ideas, exciting business models, cultural sway, and the kind of business sophistication that will define the next 45 years and beyond.”

In Entrepreneur’s continuing effort to best understand and evaluate the ever-changing franchise marketplace, the company’s ranking formula continues to evolve as well. The editorial team researches and assesses several factors, including costs and fees, size and growth, support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability. Each franchise is then given a cumulative score based on an analysis of more than 150 data points, and the 500 franchises with the highest cumulative scores become the Franchise 500® in ranked order.

“Ranking again on Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 is a testament to the continuous growth and dedication of our brand,” said Joe Thornton, President of Scooter’s Coffee. “This achievement highlights our commitment to being the preferred choice for coffee enthusiasts. Our success is a direct result of the tireless efforts and unwavering commitment of our expanding network of franchise owners and their dedicated teams.”

Over its 45 years in business, the Franchise 500® has become both a dominant, competitive measure for franchisors and a primary research tool for potential franchisees. Scooter’s Coffee’s position on the ranking is a testament to its strength as a franchise opportunity.

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 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.

The Scooter’s Coffee network is approaching 750 stores in 30 states and is striving to become the No. 1 drive-thru specialty coffee franchise system in the nation. Scooter’s Coffee ranked No. 13 on Yelp’s 2023 list of 50 Most Loved Brands in the U.S. and ranked No. 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 FacebookInstagramTikTok, or X (formerly Twitter) and share your favorite moments by tagging @scooterscoffee using the hashtag #ScootOnAround.