Port Charlotte, Florida (December 11, 2023)Ellianos Coffee, a southeast-based drive-thru specialty coffee brand, is coming soon to Port Charlotte, Florida. This charming community, known for its pristine beaches, harbor environment, and rich history, will soon welcome a new Ellianos location. This new addition will introduce the residents of Port Charlotte to the rich flavors and dedicated service that Ellianos is known for. The new store is set to open at 19175 Peachland Blvd.

Speaking about their decision to open an Ellianos Coffee store, John & Erinn Rasmussen and Matthew & Susana Aubert said, “Each partner brings many skills that we will utilize to become successful franchises. We are happy to share our experience with Business, Operations, Training, and Restaurant skills with Port Charlotte.” When asked about their introduction to the Ellianos brand, they shared, “We were not from Florida, but my brother, an ‘Over the Road Truck Driver,’ told us about it. We made a special trip to try out many of the drinks and fell in love with the brand!”

The team stated their excitement for this venture: “We are very excited! This is our pilot store; we have five more in the works!” Personal connections influenced their choice of Port Charlotte, “We have friends and family in the area, which made our transition very easy. We had visited the area previously and were very excited to move here and share our lives with our new neighbors.”

A spokesperson from Ellianos remarked, “Port Charlotte is about to experience the passion for quality and service that Ellianos stands for. We are thrilled to have John, Erinn, Matthew, and Susana as our franchisees and are confident that Port Charlotte residents will soon have a new favorite coffee spot.”

The popular specialty coffee brand offers several menu items, including espresso drinks, latte freezers, drip coffee, and more. For non-coffee drinkers, they also serve smoothies, teas, various flavored energy drink offerings called Ellianos Edge, and more. Additionally, they serve various food items such as hearty breakfast grit bowls, breakfast sandwiches, bagels, cookies, brownies, and chicken salad croissants.

Ellianos has seen sustained franchise growth, expanding its footprint in Florida and Georgia, and offering territories in several other states. Ellianos is currently seeking 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 47 stores and has over 110 more in some stage of development. In 2023, the Franchise Business Review (FBR) named Ellianos a Top Franchise and also named Ellianos a 2022 Top Food Franchise. In its 2023 Franchise 500® list, Entrepreneur magazine recognized Ellianos among the nation’s top franchises. To learn more about Ellianos Coffee franchising opportunities, please visit www.ellianos.com/franchising/.

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.


  • Amber W says:

    When is the store set to open? I’m so excited. I live in Tampa and have to travel 2 plus hours to get the nearest Ellianos.

    • gpruitt says:

      Amber, while we can’t give you an exact date that this store will open, we are hoping that it will be around April of 2024. Best thing to do is to follow them on Facebook, where they should be posting updates on their progress towards opening.

  • Liana Kravchenko says:

    So excited for Ellianos!! Is there any link to where I can apply to work there? Would love to join the team!!

    • gpruitt says:

      Liana, Thanks for your interest in working with our extended family here at Ellianos Coffee. The best way to find out when the Port Charlotte store is going to start hiring is to follow them on Facebook. Our stores usually post something when they start taking applications. It should be soon as they are projected to open in the March/April timeframe. Good luck!

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