Joe Thornton appointed Scooter’s Coffee President

Scooter’s Coffee

To help drive Scooter’s Coffee intentional expansion goals, brand excellence and franchise support, Joe Thornton has joined the company leadership team as President, a new role at the drive-thru coffee chain.

“Scooter’s Coffee is expanding rapidly, and we are well on our way to opening over 1000 stores. By the end of 2022, Scooter’s Coffee will have over 600 stores open across 26 states and five distribution centres operating, including our newest in Atlanta. We also have a growing consumer packaged goods and ready-to-drink business with Scooter’s Coffee products in over 1000 retail locations,” says Todd Graeve, Chief Executive Officer of Scooter’s Coffee.

“As we continue to scale a course of rapid growth and deepen connections with our valued customers, we welcome Joe Thornton to our dynamic leadership team at Scooter’s Coffee.”

With more than 38 years of experience in operations, new store expansion, marketing, employee development, franchising, and store optimisation, Thornton has led some of the fastest growth companies over the years, including Starbucks, Jamba Juice, Blockbuster and, most recently, HMSHost.

As a Senior Vice President at Starbucks with responsibility of well over 2000 stores, he led the drive-thru team at Starbucks with a focus on speed. As Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for HMSHost, Thornton led more than 1500 food and beverage locations in North America, partnered with more than 300 brands and engaged more than 30,000 associates across HMSHost restaurants. At Jamba Juice, Thornton was Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer where he led strong business optimization and sales based on speed, taste, and friendliness.

“In the midst of a rapid growth season, Joe and our outstanding leadership team will continue to build lasting relationships and uphold the manner in which we want to conduct business and deliver an excellent customer experience through our core values and brand promise,” says Graeve.

“We look forward to continuing to provide amazing drinks along with fast and friendly service to our loyal and new customers.”

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