Don and Linda Eckles had a vision of coupling the drive-thru coffee business with a commitment to a few key business principles. Having grown up in the Omaha area, they moved back to the Midwest and opened their first drive-thru coffeehouse in 1998 in Bellevue, Nebraska. Scooter's Coffee was born.
The keys to success were simple but so important: find a great location and stay committed to high quality drinks, speed of service, a clean store, and a big smile. The formula worked, and more stores were opened in the Omaha metro area. Don and Linda began franchising Scooter's Coffee in 2001.
As of today, Scooter's Coffee has expanded into 15 states, and has nearly 135 stores open and operating. The first store in Bellevue, Nebraska is still open and operating and has become a staple in that community. Scooter's success over many years of history is very simple: Stay committed to the original business principles and company core values. The Scooter's banner, spoken of often 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 our customers.