Take a walk-through time in Scooter’s Coffee history with us today!

In 1998, Scooter’s Coffee was born. Co-founders Don and Linda Eckles began an amazing journey when they opened their first drive-thru coffeehouse in Bellevue, Nebraska. Their keys to success: find a great location and stay committed to high-quality drinks, speed of service, and a BIG smile.

Linda standing outside Scooter's Coffee location

The very first Scooter’s Coffee location was known as “Scooter’s Java Express.” Don and Linda Eckles named it “Scooter’s” after reviewing a list of options including “Scooter.” The name fit well with our mission to keep customers happy by helping them “scoot in and scoot out” quickly.

Don roasting coffee

Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at the roasting process in the early days. The operation looks quite different today, but did you know that we only roast from the top 10% of specialty coffee beans in the world? From the beginning, quality has always been front of mind. 

Don & Linda at Scooter's Coffee

Our Omaha followers might recognize this as one of our early locations in Westroads Mall! In 1998, Linda Eckles bought happy face stickers and placed them on every drink she sold. It was her way to say, “Have an amazing day!” Customers loved the added touch so much they often commented on how it made their day a little more special. You will still find this special touch on our drinks today!

Don standing outside of Scooter's Coffee

Scooter’s Coffee is fortunate to have over two decades of success due to its commitment to the original business principles and company core values. Thanks for coming on this little journey with us today! We’ll leave you with a photo of the original Scooter’s Coffee menu below, enjoy!

Original Scooter's Coffee Menu