Ellianos Coffee, a Southeast-based drive-thru coffee franchise, announced earlier this month that it had hit the 100-store mark when it welcomed its 100th franchisee into the franchise “family.” In the past year, the specialty coffee brand has experienced exponential development. It is committed to extending the franchise while preserving its family-owned business atmosphere since its founding.
In April of this year, Ellianos celebrated its 20th anniversary and announced that it has over 60 stores. As of July 1, Ellianos has established 23 locations and has over 80 additional outlets in the planning stages. The franchise has established a solid foundation of satisfied franchisees and customers by implementing a smart growth plan to boost brand awareness.
Chad Stewart, vice president of franchise development at Ellianos Coffee, shared his excitement regarding the company’s expansion and brand momentum. In addition, he stated that every store that is signed or launched focuses on the local community with a local owner-operator mentality since giving back to the community is fundamental to who they are.
In its more than two decades of existence, Ellianos has developed a solid franchisee support structure, which several new franchisees have cited as a major selling point. Through cooperation with First Federal Bank to expedite the credit process, Ellianos announced on May 20 that it had acquired $25 million in financing for franchisees.
Scott Stewart, president and founder of Ellianos, claimed that the company’s mission is to eliminate the hassles of business ownership so franchisees can focus on operating their locations optimally and achieving their business objectives. He stated that they are deliberately constructing with many moving elements, but they all work together to open and operate stores as soon and effectively as possible.
Ellianos seeks franchisees for territory in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina, among other states in the southeastern United States.
Ellianos was established in 2002 with the motto “Italian Quality at American Speed.” Scott and Pam Stewart, the franchise’s founders, have continued their tireless efforts to build the business while making everyone feel like family. The franchise is experiencing exponential growth while staying faithful to its goal and basic principles. There are now 23 stores in operation, with an additional 80 in various planning stages.
The Franchise Business Review (FBR) designated Ellianos as a Top Franchise and Top Food Franchise in 2022. Entrepreneur Magazine included Ellianos on its list of the Top Food Franchises in 2021. To discover more about franchising opportunities with the brand, visit Ellianos Coffee.
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