Lake City, Florida (July 12, 2023) – For the third year in a row, Ellianos Coffee is one of just 30 franchise companies to be named an award-winning franchise by Franchise Business Review in its 2023 report on the Top Food and Beverage Franchises.

Ellianos Coffee is a double-sided coffee franchise founded on the principles of quality, speed, and consistency. Founders Scott and Pam Stewart have dedicated their lives to this mission, developing systems and strategies to satisfy the consumer and franchisee alike. One such system is the proven, efficient double-sided drive-thru. This design provides consumers with speedy, convenient service while offering high-quality coffee and allows the franchisee to maximize sales. Ellianos Coffee is a rapidly growing brand with territory availability in states across the southeast United States.

Franchise Business Review, a market research firm that performs independent satisfaction research in the franchise sector, provides the only rankings and awards for franchise companies based solely on actual franchisee satisfaction and performance. Franchise Business Review publishes rankings of the top franchises in its annual Guide to Today’s Top Franchises, as well as special interest reports throughout the year recognizing the top franchises in specific sectors.

To select the companies on this year’s list of top food franchises, Franchise Business Review analyzed 18 months’ worth of data from over 10,500 franchise owners in the food sector regarding their overall satisfaction with their brands and their likelihood to recommend them to others.

Ellianos Coffee franchisees were surveyed on 33 benchmark questions about their experience and satisfaction regarding critical areas of their franchise systems including training & support, operations, leadership, franchisor/franchisee relations, and financial opportunity.

“The food franchise sector is historically one of the toughest, but delivers a tremendous return on investment for many,” said Eric Stites, CEO of Franchise Business Review. “The key is to choose the right brand. When you look at the data, the award-winning brands that we identified as the Top Food Franchises outrank their competitors in owner satisfaction and provide a higher return on investment to their franchisees. Ninety-one percent say they enjoy being part of their franchise organization, and 4 out of 5 owners would recommend their franchise to others. That’s an extremely important consideration for anyone considering investing in a food franchise.”

Scott Stewart, President and Founder of Ellianos commented on this recognition: “We are truly honored to have once again made the Top Food Franchise list. Our franchisees’ satisfaction is beyond important to us, and we are excited to continue to grow the brand, while sticking to our family-focused franchise model that supports and values each member of our team.”

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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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