Scooter’s Coffee, a rapidly growing specialty coffee drive-thru franchise, in collaboration with its supply chain affiliate Harvest Roasting, is set to

bolster its franchise network with the establishment of a new distribution center near Whitestown, Indiana. This strategic move aligns with Scooter’s Coffee’s commitment to enhancing support for its expanding footprint across multiple states.

The upcoming distribution center, spanning 183,000 square feet, will be Harvest Roasting’s largest facility, catering directly to over 300 Scooter’s Coffee locations and franchisees. Positioned along Interstate 65 in the northwest area of the Indianapolis metro, the facility aims to streamline operations and ensure efficient service to new and existing markets.

Brian Stoufer, Vice President of Distribution, highlighted the importance of expanding the distribution network to meet the needs of a growing franchise. He emphasized, “Adding the Indianapolis distribution center ensures we can support future Scooter’s Coffee locations in new and growing markets.”

This move not only secures shorter lead times and inventory redundancy but also minimizes the impact of external factors, such as weather, on deliveries. The Whitestown location will play a pivotal role in providing best-in-class support to Scooter’s Coffee locations as the franchise continues its nationwide growth.

About 50 positions are expected to be filled upon the center’s opening, including roles in the warehouse, Harvest Roasting truck drivers, and managerial positions. The number of staff is anticipated to increase as the distribution center supports a growing number of Scooter’s Coffee locations.

Indiana’s favorable business climate and central location were key factors in selecting Whitestown as the ideal destination for the distribution center. Ann Lathrop, Chief Strategy Officer at the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, expressed excitement about welcoming Scooter’s Coffee and Harvest Roasting to Indiana’s leading logistics ecosystem.

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation has committed an investment in Harvest Roasting of up to $1.2 million in the form of incentive-based tax credits. These credits are performance-based and tied to the creation of up to 114 new jobs by the end of 2027.

Whitestown Town Council President Dan Patterson expressed enthusiasm for Harvest Roasting’s presence in the community. He stated, “We are pleased that Whitestown is being acknowledged as an important and strategic hub for distribution across the Midwest.”

Full-time employees at the distribution center will enjoy a range of benefits, including health insurance, competitive pay, paid vacation and holidays, a 401(k) savings plan, financial planning, an employee assistance program, and a monthly $75 Scooter’s Coffee store credit.

The Indianapolis distribution center marks the sixth addition to the company’s national supply chain network. Harvest Roasting currently operates distribution centers in Omaha, Nebraska; Kansas City, Missouri; Dallas, Texas; and Atlanta, Georgia.

Scooter’s Coffee Background: Founded in 1998 in Bellevue, Nebraska, by Don and Linda Eckles, Scooter’s Coffee has become one of the fastest-growing drive-thru specialty coffee franchises in the nation. The company’s success is rooted in its commitment to core values—Integrity, Love, Humility, and Courage. With a network of over 750 stores in nearly 30 states, Scooter’s Coffee is aiming to be the #1 drive-thru specialty coffee franchise in the nation. The brand has received accolades, ranking #13 on Yelp’s 2023 list of 50 Most Loved Brands in the U.S. and #2 on Franchise Times Fast & Serious 40 Smartest-Growing Franchises in 2024.

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