Bellevue, Nebraska – Scooter’s Coffee, LLC, the renowned Midwest-based drive-thru coffee chain, has achieved a remarkable milestone in the coffee industry. The chain has been recognized as the runner-up for the best coffee chain and drive-thru in the nation in the 2023 USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice travel award contest. This prestigious accolade places Scooter’s Coffee ahead of larger, well-known competitors like Starbucks and Dunkin’, underscoring the brand’s growing popularity and excellence in the coffee sector.
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Joe Thornton, President of Scooter’s Coffee, expressed his gratitude and pride in receiving this recognition. He attributed this success to the team’s dedication, the franchisees’ passion, and the loyalty of their customers. Thornton highlighted that this achievement is particularly motivating as the company approaches its ambitious goal of opening over 1,000 stores by the end of 2024.
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The USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards are a significant honor in the travel and hospitality industry. The awards are based on public voting, with nominees selected by a panel of experts, including editors from USA TODAY and 10Best.com. Being recognized in two critical categories is a testament to Scooter’s Coffee’s growing popularity and the trust it has earned from its customer base.
2023 has been a year of significant achievements for Scooter’s Coffee. The company was also featured in the Technomic Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report as one of the top 10 restaurant chains that added the most locations in 2022. Additionally, Scooter’s Coffee was named to the 2023 Inc. 5000 list, which includes private, independent companies with substantial revenue growth over the past three years.
Scooter’s Coffee is not just growing in numbers; it’s revolutionizing the drive-thru coffee experience. The brand’s unique 664 sq. ft. drive-thru-only kiosk model, combined with its reputation for fast, friendly service, has resonated well with customers seeking quick, quality coffee. This innovative approach and commitment to excellence have positioned Scooter’s Coffee as a favorite for many who desire a premium coffee experience on the go.
As Scooter’s Coffee continues its strategic expansion across the nation, its recognition in the USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards is a significant milestone. This achievement not only acknowledges the brand’s current success but also sets the stage for its future growth and influence in the coffee industry.