November 8, 2022 – This Veterans Day, millions of cities across America will host parades, display American flags, and honor their hometown heroes. While it doesn’t feel like one day is nearly enough to say “thank you” to our Veterans, Ellianos Coffee attempts to extend gratitude through its year-round partnership with VetFran.

Ellianos Coffee supports United States veterans by partnering with VetFran to offer them a 20% discount. All United States veterans who possess a 25% or more ownership interest are eligible for $5,000 off the initial franchise fee.

The VetFran Program was founded in 1991 with the mission to link the entrepreneurial aptitude and skill of veterans with the incredible opportunity of being a franchisee by offering discounts and incentives to veterans. These veterans emerge from service with strong leadership skills and the ability to motivate teams, improve systems, and work toward a clearly defined mission – all necessary qualities of a successful franchisee.

Ellianos is proud to partner with VetFran to work toward the mission of bringing Italian Quality at America’s Pace to communities across the southeast United States. Ellianos founder, Scott Stewart, speaks about the partnership stating, “We are thrilled to be a VetFran partner to make the franchising opportunity more of a reality for our veterans. Here at Ellianos, we honor those who have served in our military and are grateful for the sacrifice they have made. It’s now our turn to serve them.”

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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 27 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

Chad Stewart

About Chad Stewart

Chad Stewart has long enjoyed the value of hard work, starting his first job at age fifteen and currently serving as Ellianos’ Vice President of Franchise Development. In this role, he drives company growth, franchise development, and site selection, and of course, consumes a large number of iced lattes. Chad is striving toward the goal to open 100 Ellianos store locations by the end of 2024. While he is highly determined to put in the hard work to do so, he is equally energetic to have fun throughout every step of the process. Chad genuinely looks forward to work on Mondays but also enjoys spending time with his wife and children traveling, attending baseball games, and frequenting unique local donut shops. Though he admits to being more of a mountaineer than a beachgoer, Chad currently resides in Northern Florida with his family.

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