Scooter’s Coffeehouse is a chain of specialty coffeehouses that feature more than 30 premium coffee blends, as well as smoothies and baked goods. Scooter’s positions itself as an informal, neighborhood space where patrons may relax and enjoy their premium brew, espresso-based drinks and blended coffees. Boundless Enterprises is the parent to Scooter’s Coffeehouse. Scooter’s operates in several formats, giving franchisees a choice of five business models. Small, double-drive-thru kiosks, located in busy retail areas, are designed to blend in with the buildings that surround them. Also available are inline models, endcap stores with drive-thrus, shopping mall formats, and specialty models designed for airports, sports complexes and other nontraditional venues. Don Eckles launched Scooter’s as a double-drive-thru kiosk concept, called Scooter’s Java Express, in 1998 just outside Omaha, Nebraska. In 2002, Eckles began franchising. In 2004, franchisee Tom Townsend, along with a group of partners that included Eckles, purchased the then 15-unit chain. In 2006, Boundless Enterprises was created by Eckles with Jay Baker and Ben Gilbert; they owned four stores at the time. By 2010, Boundless Enterprises, which was operating 22 Scooter’s Coffeehouse stores, purchased its franchise business from Scooter’s Java Express Inc.

LocationOmaha, Neb.
2011 Systemwide Sales ($000)$46,800,000*
YOY Sales Change9.9%
2011 U.S. Units102
2011 Average Unit Volume ($000)$490,000
Future 50 Year2012

*Technomic estimate

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