Waycross, Geogia (July 12, 2022) – Ellianos Coffee’s Kristy King-Foreman was identified by franchise research firm, Franchise Business Review, as being one of 2022’s Franchise Rock Stars.

King-Foreman was selected from over 30,000 franchisees, representing more than 300 brands that participated in Franchise Business Review’s research.

The Franchise Rock Stars were nominated by their franchise brand’s leadership in one of eight categories as franchisees who set admirable examples when it comes to leadership, business acumen, financial and professional success, and contributing to their community. Categories included: Giving Back, Women, Millennials, Veterans, Family-Owned, “Freshmen”, Top-Performers, and Multi-Unit Owners.

“There are thousands of inspiring franchise owners who are living their dreams of business ownership every day. Not only that, many of them exemplify a real commitment to being leaders, mentors and brand ambassadors in their communities,” said Michelle Rowan, president & COO of Franchise Business Review. “Each year it gets harder and harder to narrow down the list, but the franchisees recognized this year truly stand out as exceptional examples of achieving success within the franchise model. We are thrilled to recognize these individuals as Franchise Rock Stars.”

Ellianos leadership nominated King-Foreman for her incredible charitable acts and dedication to giving back to her community. Kristy and her baristas have hosted fundraisers for local non-profits, Awareness Days, parking lot parties, essay-writing contests, and much more for the Waycross area. Kristy loves serving others and is passionate about helping her community be a better place to work and live.

Mallory Pruitt, Ellianos Executive Director, commented, “Kristy is an incredible example of what it means to be an Ellianos franchisee – community-oriented, passionate, and motivated to lead her baristas in the same way. It is evident that she truly cares for her community and wishes to see Waycross become the best it can be. We are so proud of Kristy and the entire Waycross team for their years of service to their community.”

In a recent interview, Kristy explains that she made a commitment to pour back into the community that supports her business, saying, “I feel like my obligation is to invest in the people who spend their money at my store. I believe we are partners with our customers. I am very passionate about serving people, whether serving them a great cup of coffee or serving their personal needs.” Kristy volunteers outside of work with several non-profit organizations and even created a community project that benefits Ronald McDonald House Charities of Jacksonville. She goes on to state, “I want people to know that when they spend their money at my business, they can be confident that I am reinvesting money and time back into them!”

Visit FranchiseBusinessReview.com to see the full list of 2022 Franchise Rock Stars.

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 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 www.ellianos.com/franchising/.

About Franchise Business Review

Franchise Business Review (FBR) is a leading market research firm serving the franchise sector. FBR measures satisfaction and engagement of franchisees and franchise employees 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. FBR publishes free and unbiased franchisee satisfaction research reports throughout the year online at http://www.FranchiseBusinessReview.com. To read our publications, visithttps://franchisebusinessreview.com/page/publications/.

Mallory Pruitt

About Mallory Pruitt

Mallory Pruitt has stirred up a passion for developing efficiencies, creative marketing, and special project management throughout her career. She brings those same passions to the Ellianos team, serving as the Executive Director. Mallory’s first job was at an Ellianos store location as a barista over fifteen years ago. Her love of the coffee brand has only grown over the years, and she is eager to be an integral part of the brand’s growth. Mallory was developed professionally in Orlando, Florida, where she started in the creative world as a video editor at Golf Channel with NBC Sports. She has also held various other roles, including Associate Producer, Newsroom Manager, Special Project Manager, and independent contractor for PGA and European tour player Ian Poulter. Mallory gained her Bachelor of Radio Television Production and Digital Media from the University of Central Florida and her Master of Business Administration through Western Governors University. She considers herself a life-long learner and continually pushes herself to develop new skills. Mallory currently resides in Northern Florida with her husband Greg and enjoys traveling and running.

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