The Ellianos story began when experienced entrepreneurs and coffee lovers, Scott and Pam Stewart, returned to their home in Lake City, Florida, from a visit to the Pacific Northwest. While there, the Stewarts took notice of the booming drive-thru specialty coffee shop industry. Having a love for coffee and always looking to seize the right opportunity, the Stewarts began planning for Lake City’s first double-sided drive-thru specialty coffee shop. Driven by a mission to serve the highest quality specialty coffee beverages in a way that would meet the demands of busy Americans, the family-owned Ellianos Coffee Company was founded in 2002.
People took to the concept almost immediately, and the Stewarts decided to franchise the Ellianos concept and brand. Being a franchisee himself in the pizza industry, Mr. Stewart knew what it would take to start a franchise, and determined that his company would value franchisees as though they were part of the family.
With a lot of hard work, attention to detail, and help from others, Ellianos Coffee Company has become a dominant brand in the Southeast United States. Even in the early stages, Ellianos achieved brand awareness in its market and thousands of loyal customers. We stand today by the same motto we did back then: to serve ITALIAN QUALITY AT AMERICA’S PACE®.