Omaha, Neb. — Scooter’s Coffee, an Omaha, Neb.-based drive-thru coffee franchise, has surpassed the 300-unit milestone in 2020 and plans for more growth in 2021. Scooter’s Coffee reached this milestone after seeing increases in average unit volume across the system in recent years, including 43 new stores in 2020. The new restaurant is located in Oklahoma City.
“We’re thrilled with the growth we’ve seen in the past few years and hitting a milestone like 300 stores is a great reminder of what the brand has accomplished,” says Tim Arpin, vice president of franchise sales of Scooter’s Coffee. “We have always built our brand around amazing coffee as well as the amazing people who truly make Scooter’s Coffee what it is. It’s been that commitment from franchisees, both long term and newer, that has allowed us to expand our footprint.”
More than 140 stores are currently slated to open by the end of 2021, with the long term goal of reaching the 1,000-store milestone in 2024. The 550-square-foot drive-thru kiosk model has proven itself effective and viable.
“We wouldn’t set such ambitious goals for growth if we didn’t see proof of the model’s success and sustainability,” says Arpin. “The past year threw so many challenges everyone’s way, especially in the foodservice industry. But our ability to pivot effectively and continue growing throughout the Midwest and beyond has truly excited our existing franchisees and prospective franchisees about what is possible going forward.”
There are now 310 Scooter’s Coffee locations, and roughly 90% of those are owned by franchisees. Plans for future growth include target markets stretching from the Ohio Valley down to Florida and as far West as Utah, Nevada and Arizona.
Founded in 1998 by Don and Linda Eckles in Bellevue, Neb., Scooter’s Coffee has more than 300 stores operating across 18 states and commitments to open stores in 24 states. For more information, visit www.scooterscoffee.com.
SOURCE: Scooters Coffee