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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
#103 Ranked #225 last year
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Initial investment
$512K - $890K
Units as of 2021
317 69.5% over 3 years

Company Overview

Seeing the success of the specialty-coffee industry in California, Don and Linda Eckles returned to their Midwestern roots and opened their first drive-thru coffeehouse in 1998 in Bellevue, Nebraska. They began franchising Scooter's Coffee in 2001. Scooter's Coffee also offers organic hot and iced teas, single-origin coffee, cold brew, and pastries.

About Scooter's Coffee

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Parent Company
Boundless Enterprises
Todd Graeve, CEO
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More from Scooter's Coffee

Amazing People, Amazing Drinks… Amazingly Fast. Our business model is built around speed and service. Combining coffeehouse quality with drive-thru speed, our focus is on fast and friendly coffee. Our drive-thru coffee kiosks are built to serve as many customers as possible, as quickly as possible. That means more money for our franchisees.

Scooter's Store

Franchising since 2001, Scooter’s Coffee has over 300 locations with another 140 slated to open in 2021 alone. Scooter’s Coffee is projecting 1,000 locations by 2024. We currently have available territories in 28 states across the U.S.

Scooter’s Coffee offers two build out models: the drive-thru coffee kiosk and drive-thru coffeehouse. With the importance of site selection, we don’t leave anything to chance. The Scooter’s Coffee real estate team will analyze years of sales data to ensure optimal site selection in your market and work hand in hand with you throughout the entire build out process.

We also take pride in the continuous support we provide franchisees even after they open. From training to marketing to product innovation, we never stop strengthening our system and resources. We believe in high quality products, not just for our customers, but for our franchisees as well. When you join Scooter’s Coffee, you have a whole team of industry experts behind you to help you succeed.

In fact, we feel so strongly about having high quality products, Scooter’s Coffee has built its own distribution company, Harvest Roasting. This centralized supply company elevates the economies of scale provided by buying supplies for the entire system.

Scooter's Shake

Scooter’s Coffee is ranked #103 – up from #225 – on Entrepreneur's Franchise 500® and is #49 on Franchise Gator’s Top 100. Scooter’s Coffee was also the winner of the Franchise Times Zor Award in the Get Caffeinated category.

We are looking for people with an interest in growing the Scooter’s Coffee brand. Do you share our values of integrity, love, humility, and courage? Then we want to talk to you! Candidates are required to have a minimum net worth of $500K, with liquid assets of $100K. No previous business ownership required.

#BeAmazing, join Scooter’s Coffee.

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
2001 (20 years)
# of employees at HQ
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees in the following US states: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin, Wyoming

# of Units
317 (as of 2021)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
10500 Sapp Brothers Dr.
Omaha, NB 68138

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Scooter's Coffee franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee
Initial Investment
$512,000 - $890,000
Net Worth Requirement
Cash Requirement
Veteran Incentives
$20,000 credit toward first-year product
Royalty Fee
Ad Royalty Fee
Term of Agreement
10 years
Is franchise term renewable?

Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

Third Party Financing
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

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

On-The-Job Training
104 hours
Classroom Training
56 hours
Additional Training
At existing coffeehouse
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
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
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App


Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
Can this franchise be run part time?
# of employees required to run
Are exclusive territories available?

Franchise 500 Ranking History

Compare where Scooter's Coffee landed on this year’s Franchise 500 Ranking versus previous years.

Additional Rankings

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Ranked #103

Franchise 500 Ranking

Ranked #53

Fastest-Growing Franchises

Ranked #45

Fastest-Growing Franchises (U.S. & Canada)

Ranked #3 in Coffee

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Updated: February 8th, 2021