Independent Survey Shows Franchise Owners Are Highly Satisfied with Ellianos’ Support and Overall Performance Despite Challenges of the Pandemic

LAKE CITY, FL (July 9, 2021) – Ellianos is one of just 30 franchise companies named an award-winning franchise by Franchise Business Review in its 2021 report on the Top Food and Beverage Franchises

Ellianos was founded in 2002 with the mission to serve ‘Italian Quality at America’s Pace ®.’ Founders Scott and Pam Stewart have since continued their dedicated work of expanding the franchise while making everyone feel like they are a part of the family. There are currently nineteen stores operating in the southeast region of the country and several other locations on deck to open their doors. 

Franchise Business Review, a market research firm that performs independent surveys of franchisee satisfaction, provides the only ranking of franchises 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 eighteen months’ worth of data from over 10,220 franchise owners in the food sector regarding their overall satisfaction with their brands and their likelihood to recommend them to others.

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

“We applaud the award-winning companies that were named as Top Food Franchises for their strong leadership, open communication, and ability to support their franchisees to navigate the challenges thrown at them this past year,” said Eric Stites, Founder & CEO of Franchise Business Review. “The data is very telling in that it provides real insight for someone considering investing in a franchise into the companies that were best able to operate in one of the hardest-hit sectors during the pandemic while maintaining strong relationships with their franchisees.” 

Visit to learn more about the 2021 Top Food & Beverage Franchises.

About Franchise Business Review

Franchise Business Review (FBR) is a leading market research firm serving the franchise sector. FBR measures the satisfaction and engagement of franchisees and publishes various guides and reports for entrepreneurs considering an investment in a franchise business. Since 2005, FBR has surveyed hundreds of thousands of franchise owners and over 1,100 leading franchise companies. To read our publications, visit To learn more about FBR’s research, please visit

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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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