January 20, 2017 // Franchising.com // Omaha, NE – Franchise Gator named Scooter’s Coffee a Fastest Growing franchise for 2017 in conjunction with the release of its annual Top 100 list. The online franchise directory developed the rankings to help prospective franchisees identify top opportunities with strong growth potential that are also affordable investments for the average franchise buyer.
Franchise Gators Fastest Growing category spotlights brands experiencing rapid expansion coming into the new year. “This year we identified 100 franchise opportunities for the Fastest Growing category,” said Eric Bell, General Manager of Franchise Gator. “In addition to their track record for building a solid customer base and gaining the trust of investors, the opportunities were selected based on the number of opening and operating units the franchise has had over the past several months.”
"We're honored to be nationally recognized as one of the fast-growing in this industry," said Jen Chaney, Vice President of Franchise Development for Scooter's Coffee. "The substantial growth we are experiencing is very exciting. Between our existing franchisees committing to building more locations and new franchisees entering into the Scooter's Coffee family as brand new multi-unit owners, we're on track for yet another record-breaking year."
Scooter’s Coffee is quickly approaching 200 locations in 15 states. It opened 33 new locations in 2016 and plans similar expansion in 2017. The company is in the midst of a robust grand opening pipeline. It recently opened its first location in Phoenix, Arizona, added a second location to the Atlanta, Georgia, metro area and also opened its second of many locations in the state of Florida. Other expanding markets include Iowa, Kansas, Texas and Missouri.
Scooter’s Coffee, which is based in Omaha, Nebraska, handcrafts its pastries and roasts its own shade-grown coffee, sourced through the Arbor Day Foundation. In 2016, the company also added depth to its product profile, releasing a new line of Organic Hot and Iced Teas earlier this summer. In addition to its nearly-100% gluten-free beverage menu, Scooter's Coffee recently added gluten-free brownies to its extensive menu.
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 18 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, 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.
For more information, visit scooterscoffee.com, facebook.com/scooterscoffee, or ownascooters.com
SOURCE Scooter’s Coffee