Williston, Florida (April 2, 2024)Ellianos Coffee, a southeast-based drive-thru specialty coffee brand, is proud to announce a significant donation of $10,000 from a future franchisee to the Williston High School softball team. This generous contribution has enabled the refurbishment of the team’s fields, the installation of safety netting around the batting area, and the rebranding of the scoreboard. The donation signifies Ellianos’ dedication to fostering a thriving sports community and empowering local youth through sports and education.

The $10,000 donation has profoundly impacted the Williston High School softball team, providing essential resources to enhance the playing environment and ensure the safety and enjoyment of the student-athletes. The refurbishment of the fields, the installation of safety netting, and the scoreboard rebranding will contribute to creating a first-class facility for the team and the wider community.

Brandon Kutner, future franchisee of Ellianos Coffee in Williston and Ocala, FL, expressed his enthusiasm for the brand’s involvement in supporting the local softball team. “At Ellianos, we are deeply committed to actively participating in the communities we serve. We believe in the power of sports to inspire and unite, and we are thrilled to contribute to enhancing the Williston High School softball team’s facilities. This donation is a testament to our dedication to the well-being and development of local youth through meaningful initiatives.”

The forthcoming Ellianos Coffee locations in Williston and Ocala, FL, are set to bring the brand’s signature blend of exceptional coffee and community-focused spirit to these vibrant communities. These locations are scheduled to open this year, with the Ocala location estimated to open in July.

The Ellianos menu boasts Signature Creations such as the Caffe Dolce Latte, iced Tuscany Toffee Latte, or a Cookies and Cream Freezer. For non-coffee drinkers, Ellianos offers fruit smoothies, Red Bull Rushes, teas, shakes, and more. The coffee franchise also provides an array of food items such as breakfast sandwiches, fresh New York-style bagels, hearty breakfast bowls with creamy homemade grits, and more.

Over the past year, Ellianos has seen significant growth, expanding its footprint in Florida and Georgia and offering territories in other states. The brand continues to seek 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 50 stores and has over 160 more in some stage of development. In 2024, the Franchise Business Review (FBR) named Ellianos a Top Franchise and also named Ellianos a 2023 Top Food Franchise. In its 2024 Franchise 500® list, Entrepreneur magazine recognized Ellianos among the nation’s top franchises. To learn more about Ellianos Coffee franchising opportunities, please visit www.ellianos.com/franchising/.

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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