Scooter’s Coffee Expands into Virginia Long-time Richmond resident to open state’s 1st Scooter’s Coffee franchise

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OMAHA, Nebraska – (January XX, 2024) Scooter’s Coffee, the Midwest-based drive-thru coffee franchise experiencing record-breaking growth, continues its expansion throughout the U.S. by bringing its world-class coffee to Richmond, Virginia.

Ryan Kim, a 20-year resident of Richmond, has signed a franchise agreement to open a Scooter’s Coffee in Short Pump, a suburb northeast of Virginia’s capital. The owner of a small business, Kim was looking for other opportunities when he discovered Scooter’s Coffee. “I especially loved the company’s core values of Integrity, Humility, Loyalty, and Courage as well as the way they do business,” said Kim. “When I saw how the management interacts with franchisees, I knew they had what it takes to be successful.”

Scooter’s Coffee, based in Omaha, Nebraska, specializes in espresso drinks, fruit smoothies, baked-from-scratch pastries and features its signature beverage, the Caramelicious®️.  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-square-foot, drive-thru only 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.

Kim says he plans to open 10 Scooter’s locations in the next 10 years. “The way Scooter’s Coffee is expanding, this is a great opportunity for my wife and me. I’d like to retire with the business, and who knows, maybe one of our sons will take it over.”

“Bringing Scooter’s Coffee to Richmond, Virginia, under Ryan Kim’s leadership is an exciting development for our brand. His passion for our values and his vision for creating a family-oriented business aligns perfectly with our goals,” said Matt Sawicki, Vice President of Franchise Sales for Scooter’s Coffee. “We are eager to see how his unique approach will introduce Scooter’s Coffee to a new audience in Richmond.

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. 

Scooter’s Coffee‘s 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 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 Facebook, Instagram, TikTok or X (formerly Twitter) and share your favorite moments by tagging @scooterscoffee using the hashtag #ScootOnAround.