Ellianos Coffee, a southeast-based drive-thru specialty coffee brand, is opening Monday in Gainesville, Florida, and will celebrate with a 2 p.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by the Greater Gainesville Chamber of Commerce. A meet-and-greet with Florida Gators Running Back Trevor Etienne will follow.
“We are excited to bring the local flavor of Ellianos that many have come to love in Alachua, Florida, down the road to Gainesville,” Chad Stewart, franchisee and Ellianos Coffee Vice President of Development, said in a company press release. “When we saw the Markets West project that the Concept Companies had developed off Tower Rd, we knew we wanted to be a part of it.”
Ellianos has expanded its footprint in Florida and Georgia and is seeking franchisees in Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, and North Carolina. It was founded in 2002 and has over 40 stores with 150 in some stage of development.