Coffee franchise opens 30th store in Southeast

Jan. 5—LAKE CITY, Fla. — Ellianos Coffee has opened its 30th store in the southeastern United States as it continues expanding throughout the region.

The Florida-based drive-thru coffee chain was founded in 2002 by entrepreneurs Scott and Pam Stewart. From its first store opening, Ellianos has built a strong foundation of franchisee support, efficient operational practices, and high-quality products, which has resulted in its recent expansion phase.

Ellianos Coffee opened its 30th store in Jacksonville, Fla., on Dec. 21, just one of the 12 Ellianos locations planned for the Jacksonville area. In addition to the Jacksonville market, Ellianos also is planning to place its drive-thru stores in and around the Orlando, Fla.; Atlanta, and Montgomery, Ala., areas, to name a few. There are well over 100 locations in the development phase, scheduled to open within the coming months and years.

"We're dedicated to not only growing our franchise but doing so strategically," Scott Stewart said in a news release. "We've done the hard work of creating systems of franchisee support that assist them in every step of the process. We're thankful for every franchisee who has become part of our franchise family over the last 20 years, and we're looking forward to continuing to grow the Ellianos Coffee brand."

Based on research conducted on the coffee industry in 2022, the new year is looking favorable for continued growth. In fact, U.S. coffee chain sales grew by 10% from June 2021 to June 2022. Methods of convenient ordering such as pre-ordering or drive-thru are also projected to remain dominant. Ellianos, with its unique double-sided drive-thru experience, is perfectly poised to experience heightened growth in the coming years as more consumers become accustomed to this preferred method of ordering.

Ellianos is currently seeking franchisees for territories in Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina and North Carolina. Anyone who would like to learn more about Ellianos Coffee's franchising opportunities may visit