Scooter’s Coffee Continues Growing in North Carolina
Charlotte Residents Sign Multi-Unit Agreement with National Coffee Brand
July 12, 2022 // Franchising.com // OMAHA, Neb. - Scooter’s Coffee, LLC, the Midwest-based drive-thru coffee franchise that is experiencing record-breaking growth, is continuing its effort to grow its presence throughout the United States by bringing its world-class drive-thru coffee locations to Matthews, Weddington, and Ballantyne, North Carolina.
Scooter’s Coffee, based in Omaha, Nebraska, specializes in artisan espresso drinks, fruit smoothies, baked-from-scratch pastries and features its signature drink, the Caramelicious®. The company also recently added depth to its profile with a line of organic hot and iced teas, single-origin coffee and Cold Brew & Cream.
The expansion into the suburbs south of Charlotte, NC is the result of a five-unit franchise agreement signed by business partners Jason Houseman and Gregg Turkovich. Houseman, a banker, and Turkovich, an accountant both originally from Buffalo, NY currently live in Charlotte where they were introduced by a mutual friend. They decided to go into business together since they share an entrepreneurial spirit. “We asked ourselves what’s lacking in the market and we realized that it’s hard to get a good cup of coffee if you are in a hurry.” They’d heard about Scooter’s Coffee, so did some research and found it was a strong brand with strong support. “Besides being able to get customers in and out quickly, they had a premium product at an affordable price which were both very important to us.”
According to the latest market trends compiled by the National Coffee Association, 60 percent of Americans drank coffee in the past day. That’s more than reported drinking tea, juice, soda, or even tap water! And the number of people who reported buying coffee at a coffee shop or restaurant has risen 20% since January of 2021. The drive-thru coffee model, already popular in our fast-paced society, has boomed during the pandemic, giving customers a way to get a delicious beverage while staying socially distant. Scooter’s Coffee kiosks, with the Brand Promise of “Amazing People, Amazing Drinks… Amazingly Fast! ®” is helping Americans meet that demand.
“Since Scooter’s Coffee is relatively new, and we are able to get onboard with a company that’s poised for incredible growth, we’re very excited by that,” said Houseman. “These franchises are just the start; we hope to do a lot more eventually.”
“The Charlotte North Carolina market has been a great area for Scooter’s Coffee,” says Kelly Crummer, Scooter’s Coffee Senior Director of Franchise Recruitment. “We are excited to onboard new franchisees and feel Jason Houseman and Gregg Turkovich will be a great addition to our system.”
About Scooter’s Coffee
Approaching 500 stores operating across 23 states and commitments to open stores in 30 states, Scooter’s Coffee is in the midst of a strategic growth phase across the nation. The U.S. coffee market is an estimated $48-billion-a-year, recession-resistant industry, and with a 664-foot proven kiosk model, Scooter’s Coffee is striving to become the #1 drive-thru coffee franchise in the nation. Visit ownascooters.com to learn more about the benefits of owning a franchise with a well-established and fast-growing brand.
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 more than two decades of business, Scooter’s Coffee’s success is simple: stay committed to the original business principles and company core values. 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.
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