Scooter’s Coffee Ranked as Runner up for Best Coffee Chain and Drive Thru in the Nation

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Results of USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards Announced Today 

OMAHA, Neb. – (November 6, 2023) – Scooter’s Coffee. LLC, the renowned Midwest-based drive-thru coffee chain, is proud to be recognized as the runner up for best coffee chain and drive-thru in the nation, according to the 2023 USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice travel award contest. Scooter’s Coffee beat out much larger coffee chains, including Starbucks and Dunkin’.  

“We are incredibly honored to receive this recognition,” said Scooter’s Coffee President Joe Thornton. “It’s a testament to our team’s dedication, our franchisees’ passion, and our customers’ loyalty. As we approach our goal of opening over 1,000 stores by the end of 2024, this further motivates us to continue delivering the best to our community.” 

The USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards, a highly esteemed accolade in the travel and hospitality industry, is based on public voting, with nominees chosen by a panel of experts, including editors from USA TODAY and The recognition of Scooter’s Coffee in two significant categories speaks volumes about the brand’s popularity and the trust it has garnered from its loyal customer base.  

The ranking on the USA Today 10Best list is just the latest of many achievements for Scooter’s Coffee in 2023. Scooter’s Coffee made the Technomic Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report as one of the 10 restaurant chains that added the most locations in 2022. It was also named to the 2023 Inc. 5000, a list of the private, independent companies that grew the most in revenue over the previous three years.   

With a strategic growth phase on the horizon, Scooter’s Coffee is rapidly expanding its footprint across the nation. The brand’s unique 664 sq. ft. drive-thru-only kiosk model, combined with its fast, friendly service, has become a favorite for many looking for a quick, quality coffee on the go.   

About Scooter’s Coffee 

Founded in 1998 by Don and Linda Eckles in Bellevue, Nebraska, Scooter’s Coffee serves only the finest coffee beans in the world. The beans are roasted especially for Scooter’s Coffee by its affiliate company, Harvest Roasting, in Omaha.  

In business for more than 25 years, the key to Scooter’s Coffee’s success is simple — stay committed to serving high-quality drinks with speedy service and a big smile while living by the company’s core values: 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 steadfast commitment to providing an unforgettable experience to loyal and new customers.  

At the dawn of a strategic growth phase, the Scooter’s Coffee network is approaching 750 stores in 30 states. 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. Scooter’s Coffee is striving to become the #1 drive-thru specialty coffee franchise system in the nation.   

For more information, or call877-494-7004.To connect with Scooter’s Coffee on social media, check out our Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, or X (formerly Twitter) and share your favorite moments by tagging @scooterscoffee using the hashtag #ScootOnAround. Visit to learn more about the benefits of owning a franchise with this well-established and fast-growing brand.