Scooters

A new Scooters Coffee kiosk is heading to Casa Grande in August.

CASA GRANDE — Those who need a daily dose of caffeine will soon have another option in Casa Grande — and there could be more to come for the area.

A new Scooters Coffee drive-thru kiosk is expected to be open in August in the vicinity of Cottonwood Lane and Trekell roads opposite Safeway, with two more kiosks planned for Casa Grande and Coolidge.

The Scooters franchises sell coffees and a variety of hot and cold espresso beverages including teas, smoothies and blenders. They also offer foods such as waffles, breakfast burritos, cookies, cinnamon rolls and muffins.

The key selling angle to Scooters is the speed in which the customer is served at the order window, with the average wait time being around 40 seconds.

The company was founded in 1998 by Don and Linda Eckles in Nebraska and has grown to 450 outlets nationwide.

New franchisees Doug and Dianne Nixon told PinalCentral that during their planning and marketing phase they found a demand for Scooters.

“What we found when we started coming down here is that there was a lack of this type of business in this region,” said Dianne. “We did our research and due diligence and found that Scooters was the right fit. This area is in great need of businesses like ours. You have Dutch Bros and a drive-thru in Starbucks and that’s it. The city is just growing so fast that we’re gonna be a great fit for the city.”

The Nixons hail from the state of Washington and have been residing in the Casa Grande area for about a year.

“We love the sunshine,” Dianne said. “We got tired of the rain and the snow. It’s why we love it down here. We love the community. We love the laid-back feel where there is no hustle and bustle of a big city.”

While the couple are focusing on getting the first store up and running, they have plans to open two more kiosks: another store for Casa Grande and one in Coolidge.

“We are looking for our second location in Casa Grande and researching that right now and then our third location will be in Coolidge,” Dianne said.

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Jodie Newell is the Casa Grande reporter at PinalCentral, covering government, schools, business and more. She can be reached at jnewell@pinalcentral.com.

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