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New Scooter’s Coffee Location in Shawnee to Celebrate Grand Opening
75th & Nieman Location to Donate 100% of Proceeds on November 9 to The Victory Project
November 2, Shawnee, KS – Scooter’s Coffee, the Midwest-based coffee franchise that has experienced tremendous growth over the past year, increased its Kansas presence with the company’s latest opening at 11002 W 75th Street in Shawnee. The new location will host a Day of Giving as part of its Grand Opening celebration on Friday, November 9. On that day, 100% of proceeds will be donated to The Victory Project, an initiative from Sporting Kansas City that unites players, staff and fans to help children battling cancer. In addition, the store will also be offering half off any drink to customers.
This donation day is the eighth 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.
“Together, Scooter’s Coffee and The Victory Project are able to have an incredible impact in our local community by supporting kids throughout their fight against cancer,” said Rob Thomson, Chief Communications Officer at Sporting KC. “It’s a phenomenal partnership and these donation days truly make a difference in the lives of children and families all across our region.”
To enhance the partnership, Scooter’s Coffee created #CoffeeKicksCancer days where 20% of proceeds from area Kansas City locations are donated to Sporting Club and the foundation.
“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, November 9, 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
- 3 p.m. – First 100 customers will receive a free $5 gift card with purchase
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 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 175 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 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 $1.5 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 donate, 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.