Scooter’s Coffee Gives a Free Drink to Veterans

Scooter’s Coffee Gives a Free Drink to Veterans

Scooter’s Coffee, a Midwest-based coffee franchise, will offer a free drink of any size to veterans and current military personnel with valid military identification on Monday, November 11.  Stores will also be taking donations for Wounded Warriors Family Support, November 6-15.


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 are now approaching 400 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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