Scooter’s Coffee Opens 600th U.S. Location: Midwest-Based Drive-thru Coffee Franchise Taking the Nation by Storm

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. – (April 2023) Scooter’s Coffee, LLC, the specialty coffee company known for its drive-thru kiosks, and fast, friendly service now has 600 locations nationwide. They reached this milestone with the opening of their newest store in Kingsport, Tennessee.  

Scooter’s Coffee, based in Omaha, Nebraska, specializes in espresso drinks, fruit smoothies, baked-from-scratch pastries, and features its signature drink, the Caramelicious.Ò 

Don and Linda Eckles started the brand in 1998 in Bellevue, Nebraska, with a single drive-thru coffee shop, serving the highest quality coffee around. It came to be named Scooter’s Coffee because of the speedy service that allowed customers to scoot in and out – all while serving smiles.  

“We are in the relationship business. We build relationships with our vendors, our employees, and especially with our customers,” said Linda Eckles. “Everything we do is influenced by our core values of integrity, love, humility, and courage.” 

“2023 has been a banner year for us,” added Don Eckles. “Besides opening our 600th store, we’ve also just celebrated 25 years in business, and we don’t plan on slowing down anytime soon.” 

The 600th Scooter’s Coffee, owned by franchisees Dale and Linda Patterson, is located at 105 Port Drive in the Allandale community. It’s the second Scooter’s Coffee location in Kingsport. The first opened last year at 4287 Fort Henry Drive in the Colonial Heights neighborhood. Both stores are open 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. 

About Scooter’s Coffee 

With 600 stores operating across 28 states and commitments to open more stores, 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 industry, and with a 664-foot proven kiosk model, Scooter’s Coffee is striving to become the No. 1 drive-thru coffee franchise in the nation.  

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, visit, Scooter’s Coffee Facebook page,, or call 877-494-7004