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COFFEEHOUSES/CAFES Clearly Better Scooter’s Coffee is committed to serving the best coffee in Omaha and the Midwest, and soon it will bring that coffee to more markets than ever before. By Chris Petersen >> Scooter’s Coffee & Yogurt says it brings a unique business model to the coffee world, with a different look and feel from most chains and a better product, the company says. or thousands of people in Omaha, Neb., and beyond, a hot cup of coffee from Scooter’s Coffee is how the day gets started. As Director of New Business Development Todd Graeve explains, the company wants even more people to start their day with a cup from Scooter’s. Even though the Scooter’s brand competes against some of the most ubiquitous names in the industry, Graeve says the company expects to double in size to more than 200 stores nationwide within the next five years. That sounds like a tall order, but Graeve says Scooter’s company profile offers customers a unique profile compared to the Scooter’s Coffee & Yogurt Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts of the world. “Starbucks is always going to be a part of the landscape of any comHeadquarters: Omaha, Neb. Employees: 500 munity that we go into,” Graeve says. “We’re entering Specialty: Coffee and frozen yogurt new markets with a clearly different business model, relTodd Graeve, director of new business development: “What we put ative to our competition.” in our cup is better than what others Not only do Scooter’s Coffee businesses look and feel put in their cups.” different from most other coffee chains, Graeve main- F tains the quality of the product they offer is a clear distinguisher. Although the company has found increased success by adding frozen yogurt to some of its locations, Scooter’s remains fixated on brewing and selling the best coffee possible. With these pieces in place, Graeve says, Scooter’s Coffee soon will be a fixture of more people’s mornings. Better Than the Rest Scooter’s Coffee was founded in 1998 by Don and Linda Eckles, who took note of the burgeoning drive-thru coffee concept and opened their first food and drink • fall/winter 2012 • 23

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Food and Drink - Fall/Winter 2012
Tableside Chat
NYC Wine & Food Festival
Going Global
Beverage Focus
Caribou Coffee
Scooter’s Coffee & Yogurt
Barnie’s CoffeeKitchen
Distributors: Food Law
Progressive Gourmet
Rocky Mountain Natural Meats
Seattle Fish Company of New Mexico
Blue Mountain Growers
Dandrea Produce and Wines
Dorr Lobster
Gary’s Seafood and Specialties
Pohl Food Service Inc.
Supply America
Victoria Fine Foods
Bernatello’s Pizza Inc.
Best Mexican Foods
C.F. Gollott & Son
Clipper Seafoods Ltd.
Mountain Foods Products
Siedhoff Distributing
Sterling Pacific Meat
Producers: Business Strategies
Carib Brewery
Heroes Vodka
Mountain Pure Beverage Co.
Deli Express/E.A. Sween Co.
Family Fresh Pack
Haring Catfish Enterprises
Bear Republic Brewing Co.
Demerara Distillers
Walker & Sons Inc. – Slap Ya Mama
DRY Soda Co.
Good Time Beverages
Greencore USA
Jaindl Turkey Farms
McCall Farms
Nuovo Pasta Productions
Brewery Ommegang
R.L. Schreiber
Venus Wafers Inc.
Casper’s Ice Cream
Restaurants: Smart Marketing
Extreme Pizza
Buffalo Wings & Rings
Fatburger North America Inc.
Famous Famiglia
Francesca’s Restaurants Inc.
Aurelio’s Pizza
Yoshinoya America
Crepe Delicious
FREEB!RDS World Burrito
Razzoo’s Cajun Café
Independent Restaurants
Grand Central Oyster Bar and Restaurant
The Alicart Restaurant Group
The Optimist
The Olive Tree Italian Restaurant
The Epicurean Group
Salty’s Seafood Grills
Retailers: Shopper Marketing
Weigel’s Inc.
Royal Buying Group
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Food and Drink - Fall/Winter 2012