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THE SCOOTER’S
COFFEE STORY

ABOUT SCOOTER’S COFFEE FRANCHISE

Don and Linda Eckles were living in California when they stumbled upon a man building a drive-thru coffee hut. It was the late 1990s, and specialty coffee was a hot commodity. Coffeehouses were popping up everywhere, however they were places to sit and sip, not somewhere you’d stop if you were in a hurry. The Eckles asked themselves, “What if you combined coffeehouse quality with drive-thru convenience?” And just like that, the Scooter’s Coffee dream was born.

Don and Linda opened their first Scooter’s Coffee location in Bellevue, Nebraska, with a simple formula in mind: find a great location and stay committed to high-quality drinks, speed of service and a BIG smile. Customers loved it. Soon, Scooter’s Coffee locations were opening all around the Omaha area and by 2001, Don and Linda chose franchising to meet the growing demand for Scooter’s Coffee. We now have more than 200 locations spread throughout the United States. Our simple formula just goes to show that when you combine a great idea with an unwavering commitment to quality, great things can happen.

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1998

The very first Scooter’s Coffee location was known as “Scooter’s Java Express.” We named it “Scooter’s” after reviewing a list of options including “Scooter,” Don and Linda’s nickname for their daughter. The name fit well with our mission to keep customers happy by helping them “scoot in and scoot out” quickly. At our first location, Linda worked the drive-thru window while Don ground and brewed the beans. Linda got the idea to put smiley face stickers on every cup as a symbol of the friendly, fast service they’d become known for.

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2001

The very first Scooter’s Coffee location was known as “Scooter’s Java Express.” We named it “Scooter’s” after reviewing a list of options including “Scooter,” Don and Linda’s nickname for their daughter. The name fit well with our mission to keep customers happy by helping them “scoot in and scoot out” quickly. At our first location, Linda worked the drive-thru window while Don ground and brewed the beans. Linda got the idea to put smiley face stickers on every cup as a symbol of the friendly, fast service they’d become known for.

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2005

The very first Scooter’s Coffee location was known as “Scooter’s Java Express.” We named it “Scooter’s” after reviewing a list of options including “Scooter,” Don and Linda’s nickname for their daughter. The name fit well with our mission to keep customers happy by helping them “scoot in and scoot out” quickly. At our first location, Linda worked the drive-thru window while Don ground and brewed the beans. Linda got the idea to put smiley face stickers on every cup as a symbol of the friendly, fast service they’d become known for.

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2011

The very first Scooter’s Coffee location was known as “Scooter’s Java Express.” We named it “Scooter’s” after reviewing a list of options including “Scooter,” Don and Linda’s nickname for their daughter. The name fit well with our mission to keep customers happy by helping them “scoot in and scoot out” quickly. At our first location, Linda worked the drive-thru window while Don ground and brewed the beans. Linda got the idea to put smiley face stickers on every cup as a symbol of the friendly, fast service they’d become known for.

Today

Loyal customers continue to want more and more and so we keep growing, but we’ll always remain true to our original Brand Promise: Amazing People, Amazing Drinks… Amazingly Fast!”™ It’s the cornerstone of our business, and the commitment we make to every customer, franchisee and employee of Scooter’s Coffee.

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