Athens, Georgia (September 27, 2022) – Florida-based drive-thru specialty coffee franchise, Ellianos Coffee, is making its way into Georgia Bulldog territory. Athens, Georgia, home to the National Championship-winning football team, a thriving music industry, and a lively downtown scene, will soon welcome its first Ellianos Coffee location. The new drive-thru coffee shop will be located at 925 N. U.S. Highway 29 in Athens. Ellianos reports that it signed the agreement with new franchisees Joseph Coleman and Charlie Massey, both eager to begin serving Athens community members Italian Quality at America’s Pace®.

Coleman commented on the new location, “We both live in this area. We kept finding ourselves craving Ellianos after each trip home to South Georgia. We knew we had to bring this incredible product to our friends and neighbors so they can enjoy it as well!” He went on to state, “We are thrilled to bring Ellianos to the Athens area. We are confident that the quality and reputation of the brand will spread rapidly here just as it has in Florida and South Georgia.”

Ellianos Coffee Executive Director Mallory Pruitt remarked on the soon-coming store, “We’re thrilled to be expanding into the Northern Georgia market and are sure the area’s residents will soon find their favorite pick-me-up. Charlie and Joseph will be excellent store operators, and I’m eager to see the new location serve its community in the coming years.”

The Ellianos menu boasts items for the coffee aficionado and non-coffee drinkers 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 food items that include Breakfast Bowls with creamy grits, Breakfast Croissant Sandwiches, cookies, Chicken Salad Sandwiches, 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

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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  • B Hodges says:

    I too CRAVE Elliano’s every time I go home (Douglas, GA/Valdosta, GA). It is a running bet in my family how many times I’ll stop at an Elliano’s when we travel south! Although we now reside in the SC Upstate (Anderson, SC), I can get to my sweet ATH within an hour and a half ❤️

    Is there an opening date yet?

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