Scooter’s Coffee Brews Up a Culture of Excellence, Recognized by Quantum Workplace

Scooter's Coffee Brews Up a Culture of Excellence, Recognized by Quantum Workplace
Scooter's Coffee Brews Up a Culture of Excellence, Recognized by Quantum Workplace

Scooter’s Coffee, a rapidly growing drive-thru specialty coffee franchise, proudly announces its achievement of a Gold 2024 Quantum Workplace Employee Voice Award in the Top Performers category. This prestigious recognition underscores the company’s unwavering commitment to cultivating a strong and positive workplace culture.

Prioritizing People: The Hallmark of a Top Performer

To qualify for this esteemed award, companies must demonstrate a relentless dedication to prioritizing their employees. This prioritization translates into making employees feel valued, heard, and connected to the broader organizational goals. Quantum Workplace seeks evidence of a culture where employees actively seek feedback, recognition, and guidance from both managers and teammates.

“Scooter’s Coffee has fostered an environment where enthusiasm thrives, innovation flourishes, and success is a collective journey,” says Mikala Friedrich, Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Scooter’s Coffee. “This award is not simply a celebration of our past achievements; it serves as a powerful motivator to continuously cultivate a workplace where every individual feels connected, supported, and empowered to contribute their best efforts.”

Going Beyond Recognition: A Commitment to Continuous Improvement

The Gold Award signifies a significant step forward for Scooter’s Coffee. Having previously earned Silver awards in the Employee Voice Award (EVA) category for the past two years, the company demonstrates a dedication to continuous improvement and growth.

“Quantum Workplace’s Employee Voice Award doesn’t merely recognize achievement,” explains Quantum Workplace CEO Greg Harris. “Instead, it acknowledges a relentless pursuit of growth and progress. This relentless pursuit is precisely what embodies Scooter’s Coffee. Their unwavering belief that building a culture of employee success is the cornerstone of business success aligns perfectly with our core values. We are honored to partner with them on this journey.”

Shining a Light on Exceptional Leadership

New for 2024, the Quantum Workplace awards program expanded its recognition to include outstanding managers who play a crucial role in employee engagement and performance coaching. Honna Andersen, Senior District Manager at Scooter’s Coffee, exemplifies such exceptional leadership, receiving the Gold Award for Outstanding Manager.

Honna’s team nominated her, highlighting her ability to inspire and engage employees, encouraging them to bring their best selves to work every day. Her talent, unwavering support, and daily inspiration have earned her the deep respect and admiration of her team.

Building a Collaborative Environment at Harvest Roasting

Emily Hopkins, Manager of Supply Chain Optimization at Harvest Roasting, a company affiliated with Scooter’s Coffee, was also nominated for an Outstanding Manager Award. Her nomination recognizes her exceptional leadership qualities that foster a collaborative environment. Under Emily’s guidance, team members feel comfortable sharing ideas, concerns, and feedback, creating a space for open communication and continuous improvement.

About Scooter’s Coffee

Founded in 1998 by Don and Linda Eckles in Bellevue, Nebraska, Scooter’s Coffee has stayed true to its core values of Integrity, Love, Humility, and Courage throughout its impressive 25-year journey. Their unwavering commitment to using only the finest coffee beans, roasted to perfection by their affiliated company, Harvest Roasting in Omaha, Nebraska, is a cornerstone of their success.

The company’s unwavering commitment to exceptional customer service is embodied in their Scooter’s Coffee Brand Promise: “Amazing People, Amazing Drinks… Amazingly Fast!®” This promise reflects the company’s origins and their dedication to providing an unforgettable experience for both loyal and new customers.

Fueling Growth Through a Culture of Excellence

Scooter’s Coffee’s dedication to its employees and a positive workplace culture has fueled their impressive growth trajectory. Their network is rapidly approaching 800 stores across 30 states, solidifying their position as a leading contender in the drive-thru specialty coffee franchise market.

Their commitment to excellence has garnered them well-deserved recognition, including ranking #13 on Yelp’s 2023 list of 50 Most Loved Brands in the U.S. Additionally, Scooter’s Coffee secured the #2 spot on Franchise Times Fast & Serious’ 40 Smartest-Growing Franchises list in 2024.

As Scooter’s Coffee sets its sights on becoming the #1 drive-thru specialty coffee franchise system in the nation, their unwavering commitment to fostering a strong workplace culture will undoubtedly continue to play a vital role in their success. For more information about Scooter’s Coffee, visit their website at or call 877-494-7004. Connect with them on social media and share your favorite Scooter’s Coffee moments using the hashtag #ScootOnAround.

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