Knoxville is perhaps teeming with choices for espresso lovers, however the place do you head once you want a fast burst of caffeine on the go?
Many native roasters haven’t got a drive-thru, and chains like Starbucks are sometimes extremely backed up. A department of the drive-thru chain Scooter’s Coffee has landed in Farragut and a number of other franchise homeowners are already planning to increase throughout Knoxville.
Based mostly in Omaha, Nebraska, Scooter’s has been serving espresso since 1998. The chain has slowly grown over time to about 300 places in 20 states. Exterior of city, the closest location is Chattanooga.
Whereas Scooter’s Espresso, at 10512 Kingston Pike, has loads of choices for espresso, franchisees Greg and Stacey Gering stated Scooter’s is totally different.
“Scooter’s Espresso has three priorities: superb individuals, superb drinks, amazingly quick. Our aim is to select everybody’s day up when it comes to temper and caffeine,” Greg Gering advised Knox Information. “Scooter’s is about getting your espresso shortly and going.”
After buying the Scooter’s franchise in 2019, the Gerings shortly started work on the present location. Whereas the COVID-19 pandemic delayed issues, they have been thrilled to lastly open their drive-thru earlier this month.
Scooter’s serves a mixture of espresso store favorites similar to chilly brew and espresso plus their very own unique roasts, all obtainable scorching, iced or “blended,” like a Frappuccino. A novel taste will probably be obtainable every day of the week, from cinnamon to German chocolate to snickerdoodle.
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Espresso is not the one pick-me-up you will get at Scooter’s. The chain additionally serves smoothies. Equally to a shot of espresso in scorching drinks, clients can add a shot of power or protein to smoothies as a pre- or post-workout deal with.
The chain additionally serves breakfast meals, from maple waffle and every little thing bagel sandwiches to bacon burritos.
Scooter’s Espresso hopes to be the Chick-fil-A of espresso outlets, emphasizing pleasant, quick service.
“If you pull as much as the drive-thru, the barista that greets you doesn’t depart the window whilst you’re parked there,” Greg Gering stated. “The window will not shut, they will not flip their again on you they usually’ll don’t have anything to do however work together and get to know you.”
Although it is housed in a small constructing, Scooter’s will all the time have between 5 and 10 staffers. The excessive variety of workers permits them to stick with clients till they obtain their drink.
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Between the Gerings and two different franchisees, between 10 and 12 new Scooter’s places are anticipated to open in Knoxville within the subsequent few years.
Scooter’s has entered a interval of speedy growth previously few years, opening new places in Tennessee, Arkansas, Missouri, Texas and past.
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