Lake City, FL (July 12, 2022)Ellianos Coffee, a southeastern-based drive-thru coffee franchise, recently announced that it has partnered with Liberty Company Insurance Brokers (Liberty) to offer simplified insurance options for new and existing franchisees. This new partnership will support franchisees, facilitating the process of sourcing and attaining required business insurance policies.

Ellianos is pleased to enter into this relationship with Liberty as the coffee brand experiences an unprecedented growth phase. With 23 stores currently operating and over 80 stores in some stage of development, this partnership with Liberty is one of the many ways Ellianos is offering support to its franchisees to streamline every step of the franchise process.

Headquartered in Gainesville, Florida, Liberty was founded in 1987 by Chairman and CEO Bill Johnson, leading the company alongside Liberty President Jerry Pickett. Liberty currently has 35 offices across 11 states and is available to serve all 50 U.S. states, suitably positioned to assist all Ellianos franchisees with their business insurance needs. Liberty’s success has come, in part, from a commitment to its core values. They are driven by a mission to Promote Peace of Mind with Great Care and hold to the values of Integrity, Excellence, Care, Kindness, Fairness, Teamwork, Good Feelings, and Fun.

John Darr, the Managing Partner at Darr Schackow Insurance Agency, a member of the Liberty network of insurance brokers, commented on the new partnership stating, “The Liberty Company Insurance Brokers’ team of insurance professionals has always embraced the opportunity to work with small, but growing businesses throughout the United States. Thus, the opportunity to create a program for the franchisees at Ellianos is especially exciting for us! The growth of Ellianos is very bright, and our team at Liberty is ready and willing to start managing their risk, in addition to supporting new and existing franchisees moving forward.”

Liberty has appointed a skilled insurance agent, Trevor Hickman, to assist Ellianos franchisees. Hickman is knowledgeable of the required insurance policies and already has an established relationship with the franchise. Hickman is committed to harnessing his over 30 years of experience in the insurance industry to ensure each franchisee gets the best value and most comprehensive coverage available.

“We are in a period of incredible growth here at Ellianos, and we are making sure we offer as many resources for our franchisees as we can to support them.” Said Scott Stewart, Ellianos President, and Founder. “We are excited to partner with Liberty Company Insurance Brokers – a great company filled with great people and led by great values. We are confident our franchisees will encounter an easy insurance buying experience with Liberty, having peace of mind, and putting them one step closer to their grand opening.”

About The Liberty Company Insurance Brokers

The Liberty Company Insurance Brokers is among America’s fastest-growing privately-held insurance brokerages. Liberty provides entrepreneurial producers and agency leaders a unique platform to serve clients and create equity in a strong and welcoming culture built upon core values of Integrity, Excellence, Caring, Kindness, Fairness, Teamwork, Good Feelings, and Fun. To learn more about Liberty, visit

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 23 operating store locations, with over 80 more locations in some stage of development.

In 2022, the Franchise Business Review (FBR) named Ellianos a Top Franchise, following its 2021 recognition as a Top Food Franchise. Entrepreneur Magazine also named Ellianos on its Top Food Franchise list in 2021. To learn more about Ellianos Coffee franchising opportunities, please visit

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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