In 1998, Don and Linda Eckles, Co–Founders of Scooter’s Coffee, began an amazing journey. They had a vision of coupling the drive–thru coffee business with a commitment to a few key business principles. Having grown up in the Omaha area, they opened their first drive–thru coffeehouse in 1998 in Bellevue, Nebraska. Scooter’s Coffee was born. The keys to success were simple but so important: find a great location and stay committed to high quality drinks, speed of service, a clean store, and a big smile.
Don and Linda began franchising Scooter’s Coffee in 2001and have continued to grow year over year. With the drive–thru coffee franchise business model, Scooter’s Coffee has found a recipe that works and has seen tremendous growth as a result. There are currently 210+ stores open with more than 200 additional franchisee commitments to build new stores. The first store in Bellevue, Nebraska, is still open and operating and has become astaple in that community. Scooter’s Coffee’s success over theyears is very simple: stay committed to the original business principles and company core values.
After all these years, the Scooter’s Coffee brand promise still holds true: “Amazing People, Amazing Drinks… Amazingly Fast!™”