Lake City, Florida (September 28, 2022) – As Hurricane Ian makes landfall on Florida’s southwest coast as a Category 4 storm, thousands of linemen are poised throughout the state to offer assistance to restore power to those affected by the devastation. Many of these linemen are from out-of-state, sacrificing time with their families to give aid to Florida in its state of emergency.

In an effort to give back, all Florida Ellianos Coffee locations are offering linemen free brewed coffee (hot or iced) and 50% off all regular menu items. To qualify for the special offer, the linemen must visit the locations in their company vehicles. The offer is valid until Sunday, October 2nd, and includes the following Florida locations: Alachua, Orange Park, Jacksonville, Live Oak, Starke, and two Lake City stores. To view a full list of Ellianos Coffee locations and for specific store information, please visit Hours may vary by location depending on the storm’s effects.

The Ellianos menu includes several items from which linemen can choose. Brewed hot and iced coffee will be free, or they can choose from Signature Creations such as the Cookies and Cream Freezer, Sicilian Smoothie, or Milan Mint Mocha for 50% off. Ellianos also offers options for non-coffee drinkers, such as flavored Red Bull Energy drink concoctions called Red Bull Rushes, fresh fruit smoothies, and teas. All food items will also be included in the discount at 50% off, including breakfast bowls with creamy homemade grits, croissant sandwiches, bagels, and more.

Ellianos Coffee is grateful for the thousands of linemen who have dedicated themselves to providing help in the midst of devastating circumstances, and wishes Florida residents safety during the storm.

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 26 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

Holly Key

About Holly Key

Holly grew up in the suburbs of Lake City, Florida, and cherishes the sweet memory of her mother regularly treating her to an Ellianos Cookies & Cream Freezer when she was young. Throughout her high school years, she remembers frequenting the drive-thru coffeehouse before classes for much-needed fuel. As Holly transitioned into college at Southeastern University to pursue a bachelor's degree, she continued to rely on an iced Tuscany Toffee latte to get her through late nights of studying. Her love of Ellianos has blossomed over the years, so when presented with the opportunity to combine her love of the coffee brand with her writing skill, she was quickly on board. Holly joined the Ellianos team early in 2021 to assist in content writing, and she has loved every moment. She currently resides in her hometown of Lake City, Florida, with her husband Alvin and dreams of continuing to be a part of the Ellianos family for years to come.

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  • Judi Thomas says:

    Well you have piqued my interest with ur story. I’m not a bid coffee drinker but love iced coffee flavored and the chicken salad sandwich I must try on the grilled crossaint. Can’t wait for the store to open in Apopka. God bless

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