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New Scooter’s Coffee Location in Gardner to Celebrate Grand Opening
New Store to Donate 100% of Proceeds on April 20 to The Victory Project
Wed Apr 11 2018 - Gardner, KS – Scooter’s Coffee, the Midwest-based coffee franchise that has experienced tremendous growth over the past year, has increased its Kansas presence with the company’s latest opening at 1850 E. Santa Fe Dr. in Gardner. The new location is celebrating with a Day of Giving for The Victory Project, an initiative from Sporting Kansas City that unites players, staff and fans to help children battling cancer. On the Day of Giving, April 20, 100% of proceeds will be donated to The Victory Project. In addition, the store will also be offering half off any drink (excluding Red Bull drinks) to customers.
This donation day is the fourth Day of Giving in a season-long collaboration in which Scooter’s Coffee will not only raise money for The Victory Project but also help raise awareness for the program.
“Providing support and resources to families during a time when they have a child facing a cancer battle is our goal,” said Brandi Thomas, Executive Director of The Victory Project. “The Victory Project is very thankful for the continued support from Scooter’s Coffee. The funds raised during the grand opening will allow us to continue impacting the lives of children battling cancer.”
To enhance the partnership, Scooter’s Coffee created #CoffeeKicksCancer days where 20% of proceeds from all area Kansas City locations are donated to Sporting Club and the foundation. In addition, Scooter’s Coffee raised over $3,000 from its Day of Giving event in Lee’s Summit in March in which 100% of proceeds were donated.
“The opportunity to partner with a quality foundation like The Victory Project just made sense for myself and the brand. We see this as a great way to reach out to those in our community who are battling the difficult circumstance of childhood cancer. We want them to know that we care and we are supporting them during a difficult time in their life,” stated Tracy Bouwens, one of the owners of Freedom Enterprises, which owns many Scooter’s Coffee Kansas City locations. “Most of us have been touched or affected by the struggles and heartache of cancer, whether it's personally, a family member or a close friend. My mother-in-law passed away at the age of 45 from cancer. That was tough, to say the least. But when cancer affects a child, it is absolutely heart-wrenching.”
On Grand Opening Day, Friday, April 20, customers can expect to receive several fun giveaways:
• 9 a.m. – First 100 customers will receive a free Scooter’s Coffee t-shirt with purchase
• 2 p.m. – First 100 customers will receive a free $5 gift card with purchase
Scooter’s Coffee is quickly approaching 200 locations in 16 states and has 135 franchisee commitments to build new stores. The company is in the midst of a robust grand opening pipeline. It recently opened additional locations in San Antonio, Texas and Sacramento, California. Other expanding markets include Nevada, Arkansas, Colorado and Texas.
Scooter’s Coffee, based in Omaha, Nebraska, specializes in hand-tamped espresso drinks, baked-from-scratch pastries and features their signature drink, the Caramelicious®. The company roasts its own shade-grown coffee, sourced through the Arbor Day Foundation. Over the past year, some of Scooter’s Coffee’s product innovations and additions included the Tropical Red Bull® Infusion and new Caramelicious® flavors.
About The Victory Project
Sporting Club, the parent organization of Sporting Kansas City, launched The Victory Project in 2013 to tangibly impact the lives of children battling cancer. Since then, the foundation has raised over $1 million and supported families by covering basic household expenses, car payments and more when the financial strain of a cancer diagnosis sets in. The foundation’s newest and most impactful program, Sporting Wishes, was launched in 2017 in response to the reality that over 20 children annually are diagnosed with a secondary cancer or relapse in our community. Sporting Wishes gives these children an opportunity to take control of their happiness and make their dreams come true — whether it is swimming with dolphins, visiting a volcano or meeting their favorite Disney princess. To learn more about The Victory Project or to make a donation, visit VictoryKC.org.
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.