Scooter’s Coffee. LLC, the renowned Midwest-based drive-thru coffee chain, was recognized as the runner up for best coffee chain and drive-thru in the nation, according to the 2023 USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice travel award contest. Scooter’s Coffee beat out much larger coffee chains, including Starbucks and Dunkin’. 

“We are incredibly honored to receive this recognition,” says Scooter’s Coffee President Joe Thornton. “It’s a testament to our team’s dedication, our franchisees’ passion, and our customers’ loyalty. As we approach our goal of opening over 1,000 stores by the end of 2024, this further motivates us to continue delivering the best to our community.”

The USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards, a highly esteemed accolade in the travel and hospitality industry, is based on public voting, with nominees chosen by a panel of experts, including editors from USA TODAY and The recognition of Scooter’s Coffee in two significant categories speaks volumes about the brand’s popularity and the trust it has garnered from its loyal customer base. 

The ranking on the USA Today 10Best list is just the latest of many achievements for Scooter’s Coffee in 2023. Scooter’s Coffee made the Technomic Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report as one of the 10 restaurant chains that added the most locations in 2022. It was also named to the 2023 Inc. 5000, a list of the private, independent companies that grew the most in revenue over the previous three years.  

With a strategic growth phase on the horizon, Scooter’s Coffee is rapidly expanding its footprint across the nation. The brand’s unique 664 sq. ft. drive-thru-only kiosk model, combined with its fast, friendly service, has become a favorite for many looking for a quick, quality coffee on the go.  

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