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Scooter’s Coffee Plans Whitestown, Indiana, Distribution Operations

Scooter’s Coffee, a specialty coffee drive-thru franchise system, and Harvest Roasting, its vertically-integrated supply chain affiliate, plans to establish operations in Whitestown, Indiana. The project is expected to create 114 jobs by 2028.

The new 183,000-square-foot distribution center, located along Interstate 65, will directly support more than 300 Scooter’s Coffee locations and franchisees.

“As the Scooter’s Coffee footprint continues to grow nationwide, it is critical to the success of our franchisees that we expand our distribution network to ensure we provide best-in-class support to each of our locations,” Brian Stoufer, vice president of distribution said. “Adding the Indianapolis distribution center ensures we can support future Scooter’s Coffee locations in new and growing markets.”

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) committed an investment in Harvest Roasting of up to $1.2 million in the form of incentive-based tax credits based on the company’s plans to create up to 114 new jobs by the end of 2027. These tax credits are performance-based, meaning the company is eligible to claim incentives once Hoosiers are hired.

“Indiana is the ideal destination for companies like Scooter’s Coffee to expand and meet the needs of customers nationwide thanks to our state’s competitive business climate and central location,” noted Ann Lathrop, chief strategy officer at the Indiana Economic Development Corporation. “We are excited to welcome Scooter’s Coffee and its supply chain affiliate, Harvest Roasting, to our leading logistics ecosystem in central Indiana and are confident this new location and Indiana’s skilled talent network will enable the company’s continued growth and success for years to come.”

Scooter’s Coffee® has more than 650+ locations in 28 states. Harvest Roasting currently operates two distribution centers in Omaha, Nebraska, and additional distribution centers in Kansas City, Missouri; Dallas, Texas; and Atlanta, Georgia.

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