Patrick Coelho joins Scooter’s Coffee as Development Director


To help cultivate Scooter’s Coffee’s rapid growth and advance an intentional mindset toward franchisee success, Patrick Coelho joins the company as Chief Development Officer. Coelho will accelerate brand growth and support franchisees through real estate, construction, design/architecture, analysis, market planning and overall expansion of new stores across existing and new markets.

In a growing specialty coffee industry, Coelho will enhance Scooter’s Coffee’s proven drive-thru kiosk concept and franchise model to provide best-in-class support systems to franchisees. His commitment to speed, consistency, innovation and a genuine approach to relationships will ensure Scooter’s Coffee has world-class customer interaction and further strengthen the continued success of its franchisees.

For more than seven years, Coelho held leadership roles with Restaurant Brands International in development, supply chain, finance, field operations and real estate. He was head of development for Burger King Americas and prior to that was head of finance for Burger King US & Canada.

Coelho earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Sawyer Business School, University of Suffolk. He obtained a double major in finance and world trade, with honors. He is a member of the university’s board of trustees and leads its advancement committee. Coelho also completed the Harvard Business School Leadership Development Program.

About Scooter’s Coffee

Founded in 1998 by Don and Linda Eckles in Bellevue, Nebraska, Scooter’s Coffee roasts only the finest coffee beans in the world at its headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska. In more than two decades of activity, the success of Scooter’s Coffee is Easy: stay committed to the original business principles and the company’s four core values, which are integrity, love, humility and courage. The Scooter’s coffee brand promise, often recited to franchisees, customers and employees, is: “Amazing people, amazing drinks… Incredibly fast!”®“It represents the business origins of the company and reflects an ongoing commitment to providing an unforgettable experience for returning and new customers.

SCooter’s Coffee is on the cusp of a nationwide strategic growth phase, approaching 500 stores in 24 states. The U.S. coffee market is a recession-proof industry estimated at $48 billion a year, and Scooter’s Coffee is striving to become the No. 1 drive-thru coffee franchise in the nation.

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