The secret is out. The being constructed at 1816 Reynolds Road is a drive-thru coffee shop. I spoke to Heather LaMontia about this venture. She and her husband Shawn moved to Arkansas last May with their three small children to be close to family and to begin a new career path as franchise owners with Scooter’s Coffee.
I had never heard of Scooter’s until seeing the plans for it in the Bryant city meeting agenda. Heather explained that Scooter’s Coffee has a wide selection of great drinks and quick serve foods. They serve specialty coffee – hot, iced or blended. They also have teas, smoothies, quenchers, energy drinks & protein drinks. But they also have food – breakfast burritos, breakfast sandwiches, muffins, cinnamon rolls, cookies, and cake bites.
“Scooter’s is committed to high-quality drinks, speed of service and a BIG smile. Our brand promise is Amazing people, Amazing drinks, Amazingly Fast,” said Heather. “We are a company that recognizes relationships as the foundation of our success. Scooter’s only roasts from the top 10% of specialty coffee beans in the world and the flavor is a direct reflection of that decision.”
This location in Bryant will be the LaMontia’s first Scooter’s Coffee location. They have active plans to open their second location later in 2023 in Benton. Their goal date for opening the Bryant location is Monday, April 3rd. they will begin looking for job candidates in the last week of February.
“After we decided on Arkansas as where we wanted to build our business, we were told to visit Bryant,” said Heather. “We made several visits to the city to look at locations, shop at the local stores and eat lunch at the local businesses. We felt very welcome, and it just felt right to bring our business to the community that we could see ourselves living in. We love the support the city has for small businesses, and we felt a warm welcome from with every interaction we have had within the community.”
Shawn has 17 years of leadership experience within the wireless phone industry, while I owned my own business as a cosmetologist for the last 10 years. Heather said their family shares the same values as Scooter’s Coffee which helped make this decision.
“When looking for our next adventure we knew it a perfect match when we saw firsthand with how Scooter’s Coffee puts so much into making the relationships with people number one,” said Heather. “We are so excited that the company behind our family business embodies everything we as a family find most important in our lives.”
Their window will open 7 days, starting at 5:00 a.m. and going until 8:00 p.m. for Mondays through Saturdays, and a barely shorter day on Sundays with hours between 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Heather says the Caramelicious is their signature drink – a go-to if you’re new to Scooter’s and don’t know what to order. You can see their menu at www.scooterscoffee.com/menu and also make your visit faster by downloading the Scooter’s Coffee app. ☕
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