Daytona Beach, Florida (October 10, 2022) – Ellianos Coffee, a southeast-based drive-thru specialty coffee brand, is coming soon to Daytona Beach, Florida. Ellianos reports that it signed the agreement with new franchisee, Herman Whitley, and is eager to begin serving the residents of Daytona.

Whitley, a current Volusia County resident, remarked on the new venture, “I’m very excited to be involved with Ellianos as they begin to really expand their footprint.” He continued, “My daughter worked at an Ellianos store in Atlanta and shared a cup with me. After looking into the business, I knew I wanted to be part of it and leave a legacy for my family.”

A contact at Ellianos reported on the upcoming store stating, “We are looking forward to expanding into the Daytona area and bringing Mr. Whitley into our family of franchisees. We can’t wait to see Daytona fall in love with our high-quality coffee and excellent service. Mr. Whitley will be an wonderful operator, and we’re looking forward to seeing him and his family take on this new journey.”

The Ellianos menu boasts Signature Creations such as the Cookies and Cream Freezer, Tuscany Toffee Latte, or Milan Mint Mocha. Ellianos also offers fruit smoothies, flavored Red Bull Energy Drink concoctions called Red Bull Rushes, teas, and more for those looking for something without coffee. The menu offers food items that include Breakfast Bowls with creamy grits, Breakfast Croissant Sandwiches, cookies, and much more.

Over the past year, the distinguished drive-thru coffee brand has experienced accelerated 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 was founded in 2002 with the mission to serve ‘Italian Quality at America’s Pace®.’ Founders Scott and Pam Stewart have continued their dedicated work of expanding the franchise while making everyone feel like part of the family. The franchise is experiencing exponential growth but remains true to its core values and mission. There are currently 25 operating store locations, with over 80 more in some stage of development.

In 2022, the Franchise Business Review (FBR) named Ellianos a Top Franchise and was also named a 2022 Top Food Franchise. In 2021, Entrepreneur Magazine named Ellianos on its Top Food Franchise list. To learn more about Ellianos Coffee franchising opportunities, please visit

Chad Stewart

About Chad Stewart

Chad Stewart has long enjoyed the value of hard work, starting his first job at age fifteen and currently serving as Ellianos’ Vice President of Franchise Development. In this role, he drives company growth, franchise development, and site selection, and of course, consumes a large number of iced lattes. Chad is striving toward the goal to open 100 Ellianos store locations by the end of 2024. While he is highly determined to put in the hard work to do so, he is equally energetic to have fun throughout every step of the process. Chad genuinely looks forward to work on Mondays but also enjoys spending time with his wife and children traveling, attending baseball games, and frequenting unique local donut shops. Though he admits to being more of a mountaineer than a beachgoer, Chad currently resides in Northern Florida with his family.

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