Scooter’s Coffee to open in Warren County with the promise of expansion

A drive-thru coffee franchise will soon open multiple locations in Ohio, including right here in the Miami Valley.

Franchisee owners Matt and Ellen Smith of Lebanon recently signed a four-unit agreement to bring Scooter’s Coffee to the area.

“We loved the coffee and how the drive-thru only model let them really focus on getting customers served in a timely manner,” Matt Smith said. “They had a great product and fast service. The decision to invest was a no-brainer.”

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Matt Smith said they had been wanting to have their own business for a while and when they learned about Scooter’s Coffee, they drove to its nearest location in Louisville, Kentucky to give it a try.

“Scooter’s meets the farmers down in Costa Rica where they get their beans, they bring them in house and roast them in house. It’s all a great process,” Matt Smith said.

He explained that right now they are working towards securing a location with hopes of opening their first location in October or November.

“We’re starting with four stores, but once we get into a groove, we can see ourselves expanding,” Matt Smith said.

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Credit: Submitted Photo

Scooter’s Coffee, based in Omaha, Nebraska, specializes in artisan espresso drinks, hot and iced drinks, blenders, fruit smoothies, teas, baked-from-scratch pastries and much more. Matt Smith said the company’s signature, trademarked drink is the Caramelicious.

At this time, there are no locations up and running in Ohio, but several franchisees looking to build. Matt Smith said their first location will be among the first in the state.

Scooter’s Coffee says the franchise is experiencing record-breaking growth as it expands across the United States.

“Our brand is a great addition to Lebanon, Ohio,” Scooter’s Coffee Senior Director of Franchise Recruitment Kelly Crummer said. “As Scooter’s Coffee continues to grow, excitement builds when we enter a new area of the country.”

Matt Smith said they are hoping to open a location in Lebanon as well as three others in the area of Liberty Twp., Monroe, Mason and Middletown.

At the end of the day, it’s all about “spreading the love to the community one drink at a time,” Matt Smith said.

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