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Scooter’s Coffee Opening Huge Indiana Distribution Center


An existing Scooter’s Coffee and Harvest Roasting distribution center in Omaha, Nebraska. Press photo courtesy of Scooter’s Coffee.

Fast-growing coffee chain Scooter’s Coffee and coffee supply partner company Harvest Roasting plan to open a new 183,000-square-foot distribution center in suburban Indianapolis.

To be located along I-65 in Whitestown, Indiana, northwest of the city, the new distribution center is being designed to support delivery to approximately 300 Scooter’s locations throughout the Midwest.

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) has committed up to $1.2 million in tax incentives for the company, based on a pledge to create 114 new jobs through the facility by 2027. The center is expected to create at least 50 new jobs upon opening.

“As the Scooter’s Coffee footprint continues to grow nationwide, it is critical to the success of our franchisees that we expand our distribution network to ensure we provide best-in-class support to each of our locations,” Brian Stoufer, Scooter’s Coffee vice president of distribution, said in a company announcement this week. “Adding the Indianapolis distribution center ensures we can support future Scooter’s Coffee locations in new and growing markets.”

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A delivery truck at a Scooter’s/Harvest distribution center in Dallas. Press photo courtesy of Scooter’s Coffee.

There are currently more than 750 Scooter’s Coffee locations in 30 states. The company, founded in 1998 by Don and Linda Eckles in a suburb of Omaha, promotes a franchise model for quick-service drive-through locations.

All of the roasted coffee at Scooters come from Harvest Roasting, the roasting company founded by the Eckleses alongside Scooter’s Coffee.

The Indianapolis distribution center will be the sixth such facility in the Scooter’s/Harvest network. Harvest Roasting operates two distribution centers in Omaha, while additional facilities are located in Atlanta, Dallas, and Kansas City, Missouri.

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