"That's one of the characteristics of Scooter's is to have a drive-thru at every location," said LeLievre. "One of the things that makes them special is that they serve customers in 20 to 30 seconds."
LeLievre said he hopes to start construction in early 2017 on the Fern Park store. His firm is looking for other locations to build Scooter's. The land needs to be about 0.5 acres in size to accommodate a store with indoor seating, and it must have drive-thru capabilities. A kiosk store with drive-thru only needs about 18 parking spaces in a shopping center.
"The site needs to have a minimum of 25,000 cars per day on the morning side of the traffic pattern because most of the business is done prior to 11 a.m.," said LeLievre. "All of the proposed sites have to get approval from Scooter's corporate."
Scooter's has 140 stores in 11 states, and the company opened its first store in Florida on July 22 in Cape Coral. The company sells coffee and tea beverages, along with smoothies, breakfast sandwiches and pastries. Scooter's also roasts all its coffee in Omaha, Nebraska.