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Johnston just got an eye-opening addition to its food and beverage scene. 

Scooter’s Coffee has added its eighth location to the Des Moines metro area with the company’s latest opening in Johnston at 6001 Merle Hay Road.

To celebrate, the location will be hosting a grand opening week from May 28-31. 

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Franchisees Larry and Brenda Morlan own this location. “We became familiar with Scooter’s Coffee through our time living in Omaha," stated Brenda, 41. Larry is 51. The married couple plan to open another location in Ankeny next year.

“We were very impressed with the power of the brand and the quality of the product. As residents of Johnston, we have watched as the demand for quality coffee has grown across the region. We saw a void that needed to be filled in our community. What better company to fill that void, than Scooter’s? We’re excited to bring amazing coffee and smiles to the Johnston community.”  

Scooter's specializes in premium coffees and coffee drinks served hot or iced, frozen drinks, smoothies and teas. In addition, the coffee shops serve pastries, scones, muffins, cookies, breakfast sandwiches and wraps. Scooter’s Coffee only roasts from the top 10% of specialty coffee beans in the world, its website says.

“We see an immense amount of opportunity for specialty coffee in the Des Moines area,” said Mike Rogers, chief operating officer of Scooter’s Coffee. “This drive-thru location in Johnston is in the perfect spot for customers looking for a convenient, world-class cup of coffee, and we are already seeing an enthusiastic response from the community.”

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During the grand opening week, customers can expect to receive a variety of offers that include:

  • Tuesday, May 28 — Half-off Caramelicious drinks
  • Wednesday, May 29 — Half-off fruit smoothies
  • Thursday, May 30 — Half-off turtle lattes
  • Friday, May 31 — Buy one drink, get one free

On Friday, May 31, in addition to the BOGO offer, customers will have the opportunity to receive giveaways throughout the day and most proceeds will benefit ChildServe in Johnston for its Day of Giving:

  • 10 a.m.: First 100 customers will receive a free $5 gift card with purchase
  • 1 p.m.: First 50 customers will receive a free Scooter’s Coffee tumbler with purchase
  • 4 p.m.: First 50 customers will receive a free Scooter’s Coffee T-shirt with purchase

Scooter’s Coffee — a Midwest-based coffee company which currently has 25 locations in Iowa — is a drive-thru franchise that has been serving coffee for 20 years. The company was founded in 1998 by Don and Linda Eckles in Bellevue, Nebraska, and has experienced tremendous growth over the past year.

Scooter’s Coffee now has more than 200 locations in 14 states and has over 175 franchise commitments to build new stores. The U.S. coffee market is an estimated $48 billion a year recession-resistant industry.

To learn more about Scooter's Coffee, visit scooterscoffee.com or ownascooters.com.

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