Coffee is one of the world's most popular commodities and is a big business in the U.S. Americans some 400 million cups of coffee are consumed daily. If you are looking to get your piece of the booming specialty-coffee industry, then you should consider investing in the Scooter's Coffee franchise. The brand was founded in 1998 by Don and Linda Eckles after they noticed the success of California's specialty-coffee industry. They wanted to bring specialty-coffee to the mid-west, so they opened the first Scooter's Coffee drive-thru in Bellevue, Nebraska. The brand began franchising in 2001, and it has expanded to over 300 locations across the U.S. Franchise owners can open a single-unit or multiple units of the franchise. Their ideal candidate doesn't necessarily need to have business experience, but it is a plus. They are looking for candidates with leadership skills and an interest in running the daily operations of a business. While thy would like you to have $100,000 to invest, the franchise offers SBA and non-SBA loan financing options to its franchise owners. The support and training that the franchise provides is second to none. As a franchise owner, you will complete the Scooter's University Training program about eight weeks prior to your location's' opening. The program lasts for four weeks and takes place at corporate headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska. You will form a close relationship with your Field Brand Consultant during this time. This consultant will help you run every aspect of the business. If you are looking to offer your community quality specialty-coffee, then you should consider the Scooter's Coffee franchise.