Brunswick, Georgia (January 30, 2023) – Ellianos Coffee, a southeast-based drive-thru specialty coffee brand, is opening soon in Brunswick, Georgia. Ellianos reports that it signed the agreement with new franchisees Brad and Melanie Lightfoot and is looking forward to becoming part of the Brunswick community. The new store will be located at 541 Palisade Drive, near Exit 29 in the South Port area.

The Lightfoots are thrilled to be opening their store in Brunswick and serving their hometown. In a recent interview, Mr. Lightfoot commented on the new store stating, “I can’t explain how excited I am to bring the brand into my home market. Brunswick is my home. It’s where I was born and raised, and I’m thrilled to bring Ellianos here.”

A contact at Ellianos reported on the new, coming-soon store, “Ellianos already has strong brand awareness in Georgia, and we are confident the Brunswick area will fall in love with our high-quality products and excellent customer service. The Lightfoots will be outstanding store operators, serving their area the best cup of coffee around!”

The Ellianos menu boasts Signature Creations such as the Caffe Dolce Latte, iced Tuscany Toffee Latte, or a Cookies and Cream Freezer. To serve non-coffee drinkers, Ellianos offers fruit smoothies, flavored Red Bull Energy Drink concoctions called Red Bull Rushes, teas, shakes, and more. The coffee franchise also offers food items such as breakfast sandwiches, fresh New York style bagels, hearty breakfast bowls with creamy homemade grits, and 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 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 31 stores and has over 100 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

Jonathan Morgan

About Jonathan Morgan

Jonathan Morgan has been in sales for much of his career and truly enjoys networking with others and assisting them throughout the sales process. He currently serves as the Director of Franchise Sales, eager to help prospective franchisees make their franchise dreams a reality. Jonathan was born and raised in Northern Florida and was always familiar with the Ellianos brand. He got more acquainted with Ellianos through a business relationship with Franchise Development Vice President Chad Stewart. This critical connection led him to where he is now. Jonathan dedicates himself to Ellianos’ success – no matter the cost and genuinely enjoys networking with others and putting in the hard work necessary to help Ellianos expand. However, if he’s not in the office, Jonathan can be found either on the golf course or shooting range – his two favorite pastimes.

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