Newberry, FL (September 18, 2023) Ellianos Coffee, a southeast-based drive-thru specialty coffee brand, has officially opened its doors in Newberry, FL. The exciting news comes with the announcement of new franchisees Eric and Randi Preston, who bring a wealth of experience and passion for the food service industry to this eagerly awaited venture.

Eric and Randi Preston, a dynamic duo with an impressive 35 years of combined experience in the food service industry in North Florida, are not only seasoned professionals but also share a dream of owning their own business. With Eric already serving as Ellianos Coffee’s Director of Operations and Logistics, their new journey as franchisees adds another exciting dimension to their careers.

“We are very excited that our Ellianos Coffee franchise is open,” Eric said enthusiastically. “It has always been our dream to own our own business, and we are thrilled to embark on this adventure in Newberry. The small-town feel and its growing community make it a perfect fit for what we have in store.”

Newberry, Florida, is set to welcome this coffee haven with open arms. Ellianos Coffee has built its reputation on serving top-quality coffee and providing exceptional customer service, and the Prestons are committed to upholding that tradition in their new location.

Mallory Pruitt, the Executive Director of Ellianos Coffee, expressed confidence in the Prestons’ ability to run the Newberry store successfully. “We know the Prestons will be great operators of the Newberry store,” Pruitt said. “They’re committed to providing the community with the high-quality coffee and excellent customer service we’re known for. Newberry is in for a treat!”

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 40 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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