Scooter’s Coffee (also known as Scooter’s Coffee Drive-Thru) is opening six new locations, thanks to a Centralia-area franchisee. Those locations are coming to Salem, Centralia, Mt. Vernon, Vandalia, Harrisburg, and Olney.
Rachel Wallace, a current Subway franchisee that owns many store locations and owner of the Rosati’s franchise and the Best Western in Centralia, is opening these new locations. They are in a partnership with long-time employee Marcie Wallace (no relation).
Wallace says Scooter’s has a great culture that has resulted in rapid expansion.
“I think that we bring amazing coffee, drinks, food products, attitude, and culture. It’s just fun to come to Scooters,” she said. “You are going to get an amazingly quick drink experience through the drive-thru. You will be in and out of there in less than three minutes, and you will have the most wonderful drink that you could want.”
Each franchise location has a square footage of 660 square feet. Wallace is anticipating up to 25 employees per store.
Wallace states that the Salem location will be slated for construction next year in a vacant lot she owns between Subway and McDonald’s.
Locations are in the planning phase for Centralia, Mt. Vernon, and Vandalia. Further details for the Harrisburg and Olney locations are currently unknown.
Wallace also owns the Mt. Carmel location, as well as two existing stores in Benton and West Frankfort.
Where can you find other Scooter’s Coffee locations?
Store locations owned by other franchisees are open in Taylorville, Greenville, Highland, and an upcoming location to open in Bethalto.
You can also find other stores in nearly 500 locations in 20 states via the store finder on their website.
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