Pike Road, Alabama (February 23, 2023) – Ellianos Coffee, southeastern-based drive-thru specialty coffee franchise, is expanding in Alabama, opening soon in Pike Road. Ellianos reports it signed the store agreement with new franchisee Priya Patel, who is eager to begin serving the Pike Road community Ellianos Italian Quality at America’s Pace®. The store will be located at the Freedom Summit Drive Exit at Waugh in Pike Road.

After Patel graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a degree in Business Administration, she came across the Ellianos Coffee brand. She quickly fell in love with the products and brand concept and knew she wanted to combine her two passions – coffee and business. Patel states, “I’m thankful for the Ellianos team as well as my dad for providing me support to help make this dream a reality.”

When asked why she chose Pike Road as the location for her first Ellianos store, Patel replied, “We love the fact that Ellianos brings us such a comfortable, down-home feeling, and we could not think of a better place to start than our hometown. We want the community to fall in love with Ellianos the same way we did!”

The Ellianos menu boasts items for the coffee aficionado and non-coffee drinker alike. Ellianos, known for Signature Creations such as the Cookies and Cream Freezer, Tuscany Toffee Latte, or Venetian Vanilla Breve, also offers fruit smoothies, flavored Red Bull Energy Drink concoctions called Red Bull Rushes, teas, and more.

For those looking for something to eat with their morning cup of coffee or a midday snack, the popular coffee brand offers an array of food items. These include hearty Breakfast Bowls with creamy grits, Breakfast Croissant Sandwiches, an assortment of cookies, Chicken Salad Sandwiches, and much more.

Over the past year, the distinguished drive-thru coffee brand has experienced accelerated growth, rapidly 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 32 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 www.ellianos.com/franchising/.

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 150 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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