Scooter’s Coffee to Celebrate Grand Opening at Historic 30th and Ames Location

Scooter’s Coffee to Celebrate Grand Opening at Historic 30th and Ames Location

Scooter’s Coffee Co-Founder Don Eckles Mentors Franchise Partner Julian Young

March 19, 2018 // // Omaha, Neb. - Scooter’s Coffee, a drive-thru franchise that is on track for another record-breaking year of growth, is pleased to announce the doors of its latest, and most unique, location are open for business at 2928 Ames Ave., located on the corner of 30th and Ames in Omaha. The celebration to commemorate the occasion will be held all day Friday, March 23, 2018, from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. A ribbon cutting is scheduled at 12 p.m.

The 30th and Ames location is the brainchild of two of Omaha’s business leaders, Scooter’s Coffee Co-founder Don Eckles and community leader Julian Young. What started with Eckles responding to a cold call for guidance and mentorship from Young, has blossomed into a friendship, and now a partnership, that will rejuvenate a neighborhood on the verge of a rebirth.

“The Scooter’s Coffee 30th and Ames location will serve as more than just a coffeehouse,” says Julian Young, Scooter’s Coffee Franchise Partner. “The 30th and Ames coffeehouse will operate as the nucleus of the economic revitalization effort in the historic North Omaha neighborhood. The buzz surrounding this opening is nothing short of intense and the neighborhood is ready to support this project. I’m looking forward to being an agent of change in a community that I hold close to my heart. I am thankful for Scooter’s Coffee for sharing in my vision and am humbled by their willingness to entrust me with this venture.”

“This new location represents the dawn of a new era for Scooter’s Coffee and the 30th and Ames community in North Omaha,” says Don Eckles, Scooter’s Coffee co-founder. “We discuss Scooter’s Coffee being comprised of ‘Amazing People’ and that is certainly the case with Julian. His hard work and determination will serve as the perfect example to the next generation of entrepreneurs. I’m anticipating great things from Julian and this partnership.”

The grand opening celebration on Friday, March 23, will be dedicated to The Start Center - 100% of proceeds will be donated to this organization.

On Grand Opening Day, Friday, March 23, customers can expect to receive several fun giveaways:

  • 10 a.m. - First 100 customers will receive a free $5 gift card with purchase
  • 1 p.m. - First 50 customers will receive a free Scooter’s Coffee mug with purchase
  • 4 p.m. - First 50 customers will receive a free Scooter’s Coffee t-shirt with purchase

Scooter’s Coffee, based in Omaha, Nebraska, specializes in hand-tamped espresso drinks, baked-from-scratch pastries and features its signature drink, the Caramelicious®. Scooter’s Coffee roasts its own shade-grown coffee, sourced through the Arbor Day Foundation. The company added depth to its profile last year with a new line of organic hot and iced teas, single-origin coffee and Cold Brew & Cream.

Besides serving as a coffeehouse, the 30th and Ames location will serve as a:

  • Community Center
  • Business Incubator
  • Job Training Center
  • Inspiration

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. In nearly two decades of business, Scooter's Coffee’s success is simple: stay committed to the original business principles and company core values. A partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation to source 100% shade-grown coffee to protect the rainforests reaffirms Scooter’s Coffee’s commitment to contribute to a “chain of good,” at home and abroad. The Scooter's Coffee Brand Promise, 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 and new customers.

Scooter’s Coffee is at the dawn of a strategic growth phase in the Midwest and nationwide. The U.S. coffee market is an estimated $48 billion a year recession-resistant industry, and Scooter’s Coffee is striving to become the #1 drive-thru coffee franchise in the nation. Visit to learn more about the benefits of owning a franchise of a well-established company.

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