Brunswick, Georgia (April 23, 2024)Ellianos Coffee, a southeast-based drive-thru specialty coffee brand, is thrilled to announce the grand opening event of its newest location in Brunswick, Georgia, marking a significant milestone as the franchise’s 50th store. The community is warmly invited to join the celebration on Tuesday, April 30th, at 541 Palisade Dr in Brunswick. The event will kick off with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in partnership with the Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce at 11:30 AM.

Brad and Melanie Lightfoot, owners of the new Brunswick location, expressed their enthusiasm about the grand opening, stating, “We’re beyond excited to bring Ellianos Coffee to Brunswick and to be a part of this incredible milestone as the 50th store in the franchise. We are happy to share our passion for quality coffee and exceptional service with the community.

An Ellianos spokesperson shared their excitement about the new store, saying, “Opening our 50th store in Brunswick, Georgia, is a monumental achievement for Ellianos Coffee. We are proud to reach this milestone and are grateful for the opportunity to serve more communities with our high-quality coffee and unique drive-thru experience. We look forward to welcoming the Brunswick community to our family and continuing to grow and serve coffee lovers across the Southeast.”

The Ellianos menu boasts Signature Creations such as the Caffe Dolce Latte, iced Tuscany Toffee Latte, or a Cookies and Cream Freezer. For non-coffee drinkers, Ellianos offers fruit smoothies, Red Bull Rushes, teas, shakes, and more. The coffee franchise also provides an array of food items such as breakfast sandwiches, fresh New York-style bagels, hearty breakfast bowls with creamy homemade grits, and more.

Over the past year, Ellianos has seen significant growth, expanding its footprint in Florida and Georgia and offering territories in other states. The brand continues to seek franchisees for territories in Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, and North Carolina.

About Ellianos Coffee

Ellianos Coffee was founded in 2002 by entrepreneurs Scott and Pam Stewart with the mission to serve Italian Quality at America’s Pace®. In its over 20-year history, Ellianos has grown to 50 stores and has over 160 more in some stage of development. In 2024, the Franchise Business Review (FBR) named Ellianos a Top Franchise and also named Ellianos a 2023 Top Food Franchise. In its 2024 Franchise 500® list, Entrepreneur magazine recognized Ellianos among the nation’s top franchises. To learn more about Ellianos Coffee franchising opportunities, please visit

Abby Benton

About Abby Benton

Growing up in High Springs, Abby was always used to the small-town, family-like feel of things, which attracted her to join the Ellianos team. As the Marketing & PR Manager at Ellianos, Abby constantly seeks ways to expand her knowledge and skills in content creation. She loves crafting engaging social media posts, curating stunning visuals, and brainstorming unique marketing strategies.

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