Scooter’s Coffee Expands South Dakota Presence

National Franchise Announces New Franchise Agreement for Brookings, SD

February 09, 2016 // // Omaha, NE – Scooter’s Coffee, the Midwest-based coffee franchise that has experienced tremendous growth over the past year, announced they have signed a franchise agreement for a location in Brookings, SD.

“We’ve seen tremendous success for the Scooter’s brand in South Dakota, so we’re very excited to see more growth in the state,” said Don Eckles, Scooter’s Coffee Co-Founder. “As a neighboring state, we know South Dakota holds the same Midwestern work ethic and friendly nature as we do in Nebraska.”

The franchise agreement was signed with new franchisees Loren and Julie Ortman, who currently live in the Omaha metro. “As someone who grew up in South Dakota, I’m thrilled at the opportunity to bring the Scooter’s brand to Brookings,” said Loren. “Seeing how supportive the brand is first-hand here, I know we’ll see great success in Brookings.”

With more than 130 stores in soon-to-be 15 states, Scooter’s recently signed a large Area Representative Agreement in Phoenix, along with several other Multi-Unit Agreements in Florida, Oklahoma and Arkansas. In late 2015, the company opened its first location in Roswell, Georgia (Atlanta metro) and plans to build several more stores in the Atlanta area. At the same time, Scooter’s will continue to build locations in the Midwest region, with several stores slated to be opened in Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, South Dakota and Missouri.

The company also added depth to its product profile in 2015, with the release of its toasted gouda cheese ciabatta and bagel breakfast sandwiches, along with the Southwest Breakfast Burrito. Scooter’s, which hand-crafts its pastries and roasts its own 100% shade-grown coffee (sourced through the Arbor Day Foundation), at their Omaha headquarters, will add several innovative items to the menu in 2016, including a comprehensive iced tea program and more breakfast options. 

About Scooter’s Coffee

Founded in 1998 by Don and Linda Eckles in Bellevue, Nebraska, Scooter’s Coffee roasts only the finest coffee beans in the world at its headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska. Scooter's success over 17 years of history is simple: Stay committed to the original business principles and company core values. The Scooter's mantra, often recited to franchisees, customers and employees is: "Amazing People, Serving Amazing Drinks, Amazingly Fast.” It represents the company's business origins from 1998 and reflects a steady commitment to providing an unforgettable experience to loyal customers.

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