Scooter’s Coffee to Open First Michigan Drive-Thru Location in Grand Rapids
Love coffee? A new place to grab a cup is coming to Grand Rapids.
Scooter's Coffee, a Nebraska-based coffee shop with more than 300 locations nationwide, is planning to open its first Michigan location in GR.
New Coffee Chain Coming to Grand Rapids
According to Wood TV 8, Scooter's Coffee aims to build a drive-thru only cafe in the parking lot of the Plainfield Plaza strip mall at 3150 Plainfield Ave. NE.
The Grand Rapids Planning Commission approved plans for the 664-square-foot coffee shop on Thursday. Wood TV 8 reports that Scooter's would lease 15,000 square-feet of the parking lot off of Plainfield Avenue just north of I-96, taking up about 40 of its 316 parking spaces.
Have you visited a Scooter's Coffee before? This is my first time hearing about it! Which I guess makes sense, since currently their closest location to West Michigan is in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
What is Scooter's Coffee?
In 1998, Scooter's Coffee co-founders Don and Linda Eckles opened their first drive-thru coffeehouse in Bellevue, Nebraska.
They say the keys to their success have been "find a great location and stay committed to high-quality drinks, speed of service, and a BIG smile."
Scooter's signature drink is the "The Carmelicious":
Buttery smooth caramel sauce, frothy hot milk, and our world-class espresso combine for a fabulous flavor, and we top our signature drink with fluffy whipped cream drizzled with more caramel.
For hot drinks, they also serve a variety of flavored lattes, Cappuccino, Americano, Mocha, hot chocolate, and of course, coffee. Here's how Scooter's describes their brew:
We source only the highest-quality coffee beans from around the world, blending and roasting with love and care in small batches for a rich, smooth flavor and aroma. We brew medium, dark, and flavored daily.
They also offer plant-based options made with coconut, almond, and oat milk.
Scooter's menu includes iced coffee drinks, blended coffee drinks, smoothies, and teas too. For food you'll find breakfast sandwiches, breakfast burritos, cinnamon rolls, cake pops, cookies, muffins, and more.
A grand opening date for Grand Rapids Scooter's Coffee location hasn't been revealed -- we'll keep you posted!