Lake City, Florida (October 4, 2023)Ellianos Coffee, a southeast-based drive-thru specialty coffee brand, is making waves in the coffee industry with its recent store openings. They have opened 12 stores so far in 2023 (three in September), surpassing their number of openings in 2022.

The franchise’s 40th location recently opened its doors in Newberry, Florida. Owned by Eric and Randi Preston, who have 35 years of combined experience in the food service industry, this store upholds the reputation of Ellianos Coffee by serving top-quality coffee and a delectable menu. 

Ellianos Coffee Founder Scott Stewart expresses his excitement about the rapid expansion of the franchise, stating, “We are thrilled about the tremendous growth of Ellianos Coffee. Opening our 40th store in Newberry is a significant milestone, and we are excited to continue this momentum by opening more stores in the coming months.”

In addition to Newberry, Ellianos Coffee opened new locations in Jacksonville, Florida, and Cedartown, Georgia. The growth of Ellianos Coffee in 2023 is undeniable, with plans to open four more stores in October. These new stores will span across Florida, Georgia, and Alabama, further solidifying Ellianos Coffee as a dominant force in the drive-thru coffee industry in the Southeast. The franchise’s commitment to quality and consistency has been paramount in its success, resulting in a loyal customer base and a reputation for exceptional coffee experiences.

The popular specialty coffee brand offers several menu items, including espresso drinks, latte freezers, drip coffee, and more. For non-coffee drinkers, they also serve smoothies, teas, various flavored energy drink offerings called Ellianos Edge, and more. They also serve food items such as hearty breakfast grit bowls, breakfast sandwiches, bagels, cookies, brownies, and chicken salad croissants.

Ellianos has seen sustained franchise 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 42 stores and has over 150 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

Abby Benton

About Abby Benton

Growing up in High Springs, Abby was always used to the small-town, family-like feel of things, which attracted her to join the Ellianos team. As the Marketing & PR Manager at Ellianos, Abby constantly seeks ways to expand her knowledge and skills in content creation. She loves crafting engaging social media posts, curating stunning visuals, and brainstorming unique marketing strategies.

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  • James Beckenbach says:

    Gm. It’s really great to see a company competing in a market that is dominated by Starbucks. Couple of years ago I stopped going to Starbucks because of there woke attitude. Then they sealed the deal not taking cash. Your coffee is way better at a better price. Would be great if you guys came into the upstate ny market. Keep up the good work.

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