Nebraska-based drive-in coffee franchise Scooter’s Coffee is opening a new location along 280. Although Scooter’s currently operates six stores throughout Alabama, including a recent opening in Huntsville, this will be the company’s first in the Birmingham Metro area.
About Scooter’s Coffee
Not familiar with Scooter’s Coffee? Founded in 1998 by Don and Linda Eckles, Scooter’s started as a single drive-thru coffee shop named “Scooter’s Java Express” in Bellevue, Nebraska. Since then, Scooter’s has rapidly expanded with more than 500 locations across the country, including six in Alabama:
- Cullman — 724 2nd Ave NW, Cullman, AL 35055
- Anniston — 3206 McClellan Blvd, Anniston, AL 36206
- Boaz — 1936 US Hwy 431, Boaz, AL 35957
- Alexander City — 4141 Hwy 280, Alexander City, AL 35010
- Huntsville — 700 Governors Drive, Huntsville, AL 35801
- Athens — 547 US Hwy 71 W, Athens, AL 35611
Although Scooter’s is known for its coffee—which you can order hot, blended or iced—the coffee shop also offers smoothies, teas and multiple breakfast food options. Click here to view Scooter’s full menu.
Opening in Birmingham by January 2023
According to the Birmingham Business Journal, Scooter’s Coffee recently finalized the sale of 4725 U.S. 280. The current building—which was formerly a Pizza Hut—will be demolished and replaced with a Scooter’s drive-thru.
Scooter’s franchise operator Grady Ross told the BBJ that he plans to hire between 20 and 25 employees for the new store, which he plans to open no later than January 2023. Even better, Ross has plans to open four-to-five more Scooter’s Coffee locations in the Birmingham area.
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