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About Scooter's Coffee

In 1998, Scooter’s Coffee was born. Co-founders Don and Linda Eckles began an amazing journey when they opened their first drive-thru coffeehouse in Bellevue, Nebraska. Their keys to success: find a great location and stay committed to high-quality drinks, speed of service, and a BIG smile. Scooter’s Coffee is fortunate to have over two decades of success due to its commitment to the original business principles and company core values. Amazing People, Amazing Drinks…Amazingly Fast!®

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.” The name fit well with our mission to keep customers happy by helping them “scoot in and scoot out” quickly.

The Caramelicious® is our signature drink! If you’re new to Scooter’s Coffee, you can’t go wrong with ordering this rich, velvety, caramel gem.


In 1998, Linda Eckles bought happy face stickers and placed them on every drink she sold. It was her way to say, “Have an amazing day!” Customers loved the added touch so much they often commented on how it made their day a little more special.

Company Founded


Current Leadership

Todd Graeve, CEO

Started Franchising

2001 (20 years)

Total Number of Units

317 (as of 2021)

Part-Time / Full-Time

Full Time

How Much Does It Cost To Open A Scooter’s Coffee Franchise?

There are several costs associated with opening a Scooter’s Coffee franchise. There is typically a franchise fee set by the franchisor, which covers the costs of opening a franchise location. Some other commons fees include equipment fees, marketing fees, licensing fees, insurance, and taxes, to name a few.

Some franchises may have a weekly fee that the franchisee pays for operating a Scooter’s Coffee franchise. The weekly fee for opening a Scooter’s Coffee franchise is Royalty Fee Paid By Electronic Funds Transfer Every Tuesday For The Preceding Reporting Period.

The full breakdown of these fees can be found in the Financial Disclosure Document (FDD) provided to franchisees by the franchisor. The FDD report will contain additional information such as whether the franchise is renewable (Scooter’s Coffee Is Renewable) and does the franchise offer financing support (Scooter’s Coffee Scooter’s Coffee has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll).

Scooter's Coffee Company Details

Here are some additional details about Scooter's Coffee.

Parent Company Boundless Enterprises
Initial Investment $40,000
Net Worth Requirement $500,000
Veteran Incentives $20,000 credit toward first-year product
Royalty Fee 6%
Ad Royalty 2%
Cash Requirement $100,000
Term of Agreement 10 years
Absentee Ownership No
Run from Home No
Part Time No

Training and Support Offered By Scooter’s Coffee

Scooter’s Coffee offers several support options to its franchisees. With 317 (as of 2021) units, Scooter’s Coffee aims to provide support to each franchise owner to help them operate a successful franchise location. Scooter’s Coffee offers 104 hours on the job training, 56 hours classroom training, and At existing coffeehouse additional training.

Training and Support Offered

Here are the support options offered by Scooter's Coffee.

On-The-Job Training 104 hours
Classroom Training 56 hours
Additional Training At existing coffeehouse
Ongoing Support
  • Purchasing Co-ops
  • Newsletter
  • Meetings & Conventions
  • Grand Opening
  • Online Support
  • Security & Safety Procedures
  • Lease Negotiation
  • Field Operations
  • Site Selection
  • Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
  • Ad Templates
  • Regional Advertising
  • Marketing Planning & Support
  • Social Media
  • SEO
  • Website Development
  • Email Marketing
  • Loyalty Program/App
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Is Scooter’s Coffee Right For You?

Scooter’s Coffee has gone digital! Here are all of the ways you can find Scooter’s Coffee online. Oftentimes, you can reach out to current franchisees of Scooter’s Coffee online. Current franchisees may be able to offer personalized insights into what it is like owning a Scooter’s Coffee franchise and offer tips to running a successful Scooter’s Coffee franchise location.


Why Should You Start a Scooter’s Coffee Franchise?

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