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Scooter’s Coffee Hires John Todd as Chief Development Officer
Brings More Than 20 Years of Experience From Top Restaurant Brands
September 21, Omaha, NE – Scooter’s Coffee, the Midwest-based coffee franchise that has experienced tremendous nationwide growth over the past year, announced that it has hired John Todd as Chief Development Officer. Todd is an exceptional and well-rounded leader, with more than 20 years of experience in the commercial development sector of prominent quick-service restaurant brands.
As Scooter’s Coffee’s CDO, Todd will guide Scooter’s Coffee toward its goal of surpassing 1,000 stores by the end of 2023. He will oversee franchise sales, construction, real estate and acquisitions.
“Scooter’s Coffee is growing rapidly, and we need leaders who can take us to the next level,” stated Todd Graeve, Chief Executive Officer. “Throughout his considerable career, John guided several franchise-based restaurant brands toward success by securing significant market expansion while improving processes and optimizing profit. He holds to heart our core values, and he will make a great addition to our team.”
Most recently, Todd served as Senior Vice President of Development with Cicis Pizza. Prior to that, he held the role of Chief Development Officer with Fiesta Restaurant Group and Arby’s Restaurant Group.
In line with their successful and robust grand opening strategy, Scooter’s Coffee recently opened five locations throughout Kansas and Missouri, opened the first of many locations in Arkansas and is opening additional locations in markets such as Phoenix, Arizona; Rapid City, South Dakota; Dallas, Texas; and Las Vegas, Nevada.
Americans love their coffee. The percentage of people in the U.S. who drink coffee daily is up to 62 percent in 2017. The National Coffee Association also recently discovered the percentage of Americans drinking coffee prepared outside of the home is at an all-time high of 46 percent in 2017. Scooter’s Coffee, with the Brand Promise of Amazing People, Amazing Drinks…Amazingly Fast! ® is helping to meet that demand.
Scooter’s Coffee is a drive-thru franchise that has been serving world-class coffee for 20 years. It roasts only the finest beans, and it makes that first-morning sip convenient and rewarding for its customers across the nation. Scooter’s Coffee is quickly approaching 200 locations in 16 states and has over 150 franchise commitments to build new stores. To find out why Scooter’s Coffee is among the best coffee franchises in the nation and to learn more about franchise opportunities, visit ownascooters.com.
About Scooter’s Coffee
Founded in 1998 by Don and Linda Eckles in Bellevue, Nebraska, Scooter’s Coffee roasts only the finest coffee beans in the world at its headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska. In more than two decades of business, Scooter’s Coffee’s success is simple: stay committed to the original business principles and company core values. The Scooter’s Coffee Brand Promise, often recited to franchisees, customers and employees is: “Amazing People, Amazing Drinks… Amazingly Fast!®” It represents the company’s business origins from 1998 and reflects a steady commitment to providing an unforgettable experience to loyal and new customers.
Scooter’s Coffee specializes in hand-tamped espresso drinks, fruit smoothies, baked-from-scratch pastries and features its signature drink, the Caramelicious®. The company also serves a line of hot and iced organic teas, single-origin coffee and the original Cold Brew & Cream. This year, one of Scooter’s Coffee’s drink innovations includes Red Bull Infusions.
Scooter’s Coffee is at the dawn of a strategic growth phase in the Midwest and nationwide. The U.S. coffee market is an estimated $48 billion a year recession-resistant industry, and Scooter’s Coffee is striving to become the #1 drive-thru coffee franchise in the nation. Visit ownascooters.com to learn more about the benefits of owning a franchise of a well-established company.