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Scooter’s Coffee opens location in Fargo

March 1, 2022

InForum – Scooter’s Coffee, a drive-through franchise, opens a location in Fargo just east of the West Fargo School District’s Liberty Middle School.

Scooter's Coffee opens location in Fargo

Scooter’s Coffee Drive-Thru is ready for lovers of lattes and caffeine cravers to swing by.

The franchise coffee shop opened Monday, Feb. 28, at 3610 Veterans Boulevard S., just across from the West Fargo School District’s Liberty Middle School.

“This is our first one. Once we get this one going, then we’ll start on the next one,” said Rochelle Kays, the Fargo district manager.

“We specialize in amazing people, amazing drinks, amazingly fast service,” Kays said during a temporary lull in customer traffic.

The south Fargo Scooter’s is open daily from 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Kays said.

Scooter’s is on the north end of Liberty Town Center under development by EPIC Companies.

The local franchise is owned by an Omaha, Neb.-based attorney.

The Fargo Scooter’s is the second one in North Dakota. There is also a Scooter’s in Grand Forks. The company’s website lists seven locations in Minnesota, with another coming in the Twin Cities.

Scooter’s Coffee began in 1998 as Scooter’s Java Express by Don and Linda Eckles in Bellevue, Neb.

By 2001, there were five drive-through outlets and the Eckles settled on a franchise model to meet demand. The company’s name changed to Scooter’s Coffeehouse in 2005, then again in 2011 to Scooter’s Coffee.

The Omaha-based corporation is now working towards 400 franchise outlets, according to its corporate website.

According to Scooter’s 2021 Franchise Disclosure Document, which details growth during the 2020 calendar, the company had added 50 locations, helping it reach the 300-store milestone. As part of that, the company reported that same-store sales had increased 26%.

EPIC’s Liberty Town Center is planned to be a six-building development that includes a mix of housing and commercial and retail space.

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