Lake City, Florida (June 12, 2023) – Ellianos Coffee, the southeastern-based drive-thru coffee shop franchise, has teamed up with CAMPUS USA Credit Union to provide up to $20 million in new franchisee funding for projects in Florida and southern Georgia. The new partnership will allow franchisees to streamline the lending process to confidently and quickly attain their business loans, allowing their stores to become operational as soon as possible.

Ellianos Coffee is experiencing accelerated growth throughout the southeast, with over 30 stores currently open and over 100 stores in some stage of development. The new partnership with CAMPUS comes at a pivotal moment in the franchise’s history and will mean even more expedient growth and franchisee satisfaction.

CAMPUS USA Credit Union was founded in 1935 as Gainesville Florida Campus Federal Credit Union and was the first credit union on a U.S. College Campus. CAMPUS serves over 140,000 members all across North and Central Florida.

Qualified borrowers can choose from variable and fixed-rate options, and the terms will be determined based on equity injection. SBA financing options are also available.

In a recent interview, David Barber, Vice President of Commercial Lending at CAMPUS, commented on the partnership stating, “CAMPUS has had a longstanding relationship with the Ellianos team. We look forward to watching the brand’s growth and are ready to assist new and existing franchisees in achieving their goals.”

Ellianos Coffee President, Scott Stewart, spoke on the partnership, stating, “We couldn’t be more thrilled to be working with CAMPUS USA. Their team is truly committed to providing exemplary service to their members. We’re looking forward to seeing our new and existing franchisees succeed as a result of this key relationship.”

About CAMPUS USA Credit Union

CAMPUS USA Credit Union was originally chartered in 1935 as Gainesville Florida Campus Federal Credit Union, and was the first credit union on a U.S. College Campus. In 1994, they changed their name to Your Campus Federal Credit Union before converting to a State of Florida charter under their current name; CAMPUS USA Credit Union.

CAMPUS serves over 140,000 members from all over the world. As a not-for-profit cooperative, they are owned by their members. So at CAMPUS, they’re not just a member – they own the place! Profits are returned to their member-owners in the form of no- and low-fee financial services and best-of-market rates on deposits and loans. Since the members own CAMPUS, they can never be bought, nor can they merge with another institution without the members’ approval.

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 over 30 operating store locations, with over 100 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. If you would like 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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