Coffee franchise has McCook roots

Friday, March 17, 2017

OMAHA, Neb. -- While Scooter's Coffee is busy growing, it appears that it doesn't forget good customer relations.

Omaha-based "Scooter's Coffee" is the brainchild of the daughter and son-in-law of Harold Talley of McCook. Since 1998, Linda (Talley) and Don Eckles of Omaha have grown their first two-person drive-through coffee shop in Bellevue into 160 Scooter's franchise locations in 13 states.

Recently, a Scooter's in Omaha made a one-of-a-kind delivery (they don't usually make deliveries) of coffee, a muffin, chocolates and a bag of Scooter's coffee to the wife of an American soldier from Omaha serving in Afghanistan after he contacted Scooter's -- via very long distance -- to say that she had to rush to work without breakfast or coffee.

Another American soldier with relatives in Omaha said recently that Scooter's had donated coffee to the 438th Air Expeditionary Wing in Kabul. Military personnel there sent Scooter's an American flag that had flown over their base.

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