“Obviously with the added stresses and restrictions that COVID has brought over the past several months it just makes sense,” Bullwinkel said. “Honestly, it would have made sense to do months ago if we had known this was all going to last so long. Who could have guessed?”
The drive-thru will be with a menu posted outside and a speaker. After ordering, customers will pull around to the window to pay and pick up their drinks, Bullwinkel said.
He told the News-Sun that construction has come along “pretty quickly.”
“We’re hoping to have it open sometime this month. No reason to delay it longer than necessary once we have everything ready to go. We’re as excited for it as everyone else,” Bullwinkel said.
Scout’s Cafe was closed from March to May because of the coronavirus pandemic.
“It’s been a tough year, but we are extremely fortunate to have a neighborhood that is as happy to have us around as we are to be here,” Bullwinkel said. “Customers have been extremely supportive throughout everything that’s gone on, we couldn’t ask for more. We hope to stick around for many years to come.”
Scouts Cafe, located at 1399 Moorefield Road in Springfield, is open 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Bullwinkel said he is expecting to reopen their dining room in the coming months and plans to revert back to their original hours.
For more information about the coffee shop, search for Scout’s Cafe on Facebook.