Scooter's Coffee

The Scooter's Coffee franchise was founded in 1998 and has been franchising since 2001. It is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, and was founded by Don and Linda Eckles. After noticing California's success with specialty-coffee, they went back to their midwestern roots and opened their first drive-thru coffeehouse in Bellevue, Nebraska. In addition to specialty-coffee,  the brand also offers its customers organic teas, cold brew, and pastries. Franchise owners can operate a drive-thru coffee kiosk, which is smaller and allows for lowered utility costs. They can also operate a drive-thru coffeehouse,  which can lead to higher revenues from longer operating hours and a wide customer base. 

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Scooter's Coffee


Scooter's Coffee Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


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 600 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 they would like you to have $200,000 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 Scooter's Coffee Operations Training 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.

Company Details

Founded: 1998
First Franchise: 2001
Canada: No 
International: No 
Headquarters:  Omaha, Nebraska 
$250,000 liquid / cash requirement everywhere
Scooter’s Coffee now has over 750 locations throughout the country. Please update any verbiage noting under that amount.


Support and Training Offered By Scooter's Coffee

Franchise owners can expect to complete Scooter's Coffee Operations Training about eight weeks before their location's opening. This program lasts for four weeks and takes place at the corporate headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska. During this time, you will build a relationship with your Field Brand Consultant, who will help you run every aspect of the business. The franchise will also give you marketing materials and has a real estate team that will help you find a great location. 

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Scooter's Coffee Franchise.

What does a Scooter's Coffee Franchise Cost?

Scooter's Coffee franchise fees for 2024:

Initial Investment: $794,000 - $1,264,500
Net Worth Requirement $500,000
Cash Requirement $200,000
Veterans incentive: Yes
Royalty Fee 6%
Financing options: Yes
Initial Franchise Fee: $40,000

$250,000 liquid / cash requirement everywhere
Scooter’s Coffee now has over 750 locations throughout the country. Please update any verbiage noting under that amount.

Is Scooter's Coffee a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

Yes. Scooter's Coffee is a semi absentee franchise and allows passive ownership. A semi-absentee franchise is a business you could start and run while still maintaining a job or other obligation.

Is Scooter's Coffee a Home Based franchise?

No. Scooter's Coffee is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Scooter's Coffee Franchise Owners Make?

Click here to find out how much Scooter's Coffee franchisees make. Scooter's Coffee offers an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document which provides financial information about select franchisees in their franchise system.

Is Scooter's Coffee Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Scooter's Coffee franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Scooter's Coffee Looking for International franchisees?

No. Scooter's Coffee franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see Scooter's Coffee's FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

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Additional Information

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Number of Units Open

100+ UNITS

Cash Required

$100,000 - $250,000

Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise




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Scooter's Coffee Franchises for Sale

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