A fast-growing drive-thru coffee chain will open its first location in Tuscaloosa later this summer, a company spokesperson confirmed to the Thread Tuesday.

The new-to-market concept is Scooter's Coffee, a Nebraska-based franchise with 650 stores in 29 U.S. states.

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A Scooter's Coffee spokesperson said they were first founded in 1998 in Omaha, Nebraska and have grown rapidly in 25 years.

Their Brand Promise is simple and often recited to franchisees and employees - "Amazing People, Amazing Drinks... Amazingly Fast!"

Their Tuscaloosa location is coming up fast at 632 15th Street in front of Parkview Plaza and across the street from Central High School.

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Scooter's is known for their specialty coffees and baked-from-scratch pastries, all served fast from their drive-thru window.

"Our signature drink is the Caramelicious, and the menu features an array of specialty espresso beverages, single-origin coffee, fruit smoothies, Scoot Infusions, Cold Brew, baked-from-scratch pastries, and savory breakfast options," a spokesperson told the Thread. "Scooter’s also recently released its first-ever ready-to-drink canned flavored lattes!"

A Scooter's spokesperson said this store will be a drive-thru kiosk model and their target opening date is sometime in August.

The new store is expected to create around 15 new jobs, and Scooter's is hiring now at their website, scooterscoffee.com.

For more on the coffee shop as it develops and nears opening and for more exclusive restaurant and retail development news, stay connected to the Tuscaloosa Thread.

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