May 28, 2023 Supporting Manhattan-area entrepreneurs, businesses, events

Scooter’s Coffee Opening First Location in Manhattan

In December of 2015, Scooter’s Coffee announced in an online press release that Manhattan would be one of six markets the brand would open a location in.

Now, at 407 McCall Road, Manhattan’s 23rd coffee shop (not including coffee shops in the K-State dormitories, Panera Bread, or Dunkin’ Donuts,) is set to open.

Co-founder and CEO Don Eckles said, “It’s been a pleasure to watch our brand loyalty flourish in the Kansas City metropolitan area over the past few years, now is the perfect time to replicate that success all across the great state of Kansas.”

The national coffee chain currently has more than 20 locations in Kansas, plus additional locations in Kansas City, Missouri.

Braungardt and Blue are current business partners at AppCon Services Inc., an appraisal and consulting firm in Augusta, KS, where they are building their first location. As a part of the new agreement, the two business partners will open one store in six additional markets, which include: Wichita, Salina, Derby, Winfield, Emporia, and Manhattan. 

“We’re thrilled to be able to further our relationship with Scooter’s Coffee and offer the people of Kansas more opportunities to enjoy the quality products and amazing customer experience,” said Braungardt.

Scooter’s boasts a quicker drive-thru time than their competitors, with an average of 40 seconds from order to drink in hand. Locations typically range about 500 square feet and employ 10-15 people, six of those full time.

With the app, customers earn 3 “Smiles” for every dollar spent, and once they reach 180 Smiles, they earn a free drink. All customers start in the Scooter Doodle status level, with perks that include a free drink on their birthday and one surprise reward per month, exclusive to the mobile app only. After earning 500 Smiles, customers move into the Caramelicious® status level with additional perks, including another surprise reward each month.

Scooter’s Coffee is a drive-thru franchise that has been serving world-class coffee for more than 20 years and has more than 220 locations in 15 states across the nation. With over 200 franchise commitments to build new stores, the company plans to open many additional stores in 2019. Its signature drink is the CarameliciousÒ, and the menu features an array of specialty espresso beverages, single-origin coffee, fruit smoothies, Red Bull Infusions, Cold Brew, baked-from-scratch pastries, and savory breakfast options. Scooter’s also recently released its first-ever ready-to-drink canned Cold Brew coffee.

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’s four core values, which are Integrity, Love, Humility and Courage. 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 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 to learn more about the benefits of owning a franchise of a well-established company. For more information, visit or call 877-494-7004.

  • Hope it works! We have in Junction City a twin to this, it went out of business about a year ago. Another business just closed there, so maybe you could get it at a good price! We can use another coffee place that is ran properly!

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