Southeastern-based drive-thru coffee franchise Ellianos Coffee will be adding a location in Gainesville.
The new store will be located at 1521 SW 74th Dr. This will be the third Ellianos coffee shop in Alachua County.
The news comes after Ellianos announced in December that it would be opening a coffee shop in Newberry with new franchisees, Eric and Randi Preston. The first was opened in Alachua off U.S. Highway 441.
"We are excited to bring the local flavor of Ellianos that many have come to love in Alachua, Florida, down the road to Gainesville,” said Chad Stewart, Ellianos Coffee's vice president of development, in a press release. “When we saw the Markets West project that the Concept Companies had developed off Tower Road, we knew we wanted to be a part of it.”
The coffee franchise offers specialty lattes, frozen coffee drinks called Freezers, and drip coffee. For non-coffee drinkers, they serve smoothies, teas, and a flavored Red Bull Energy Drink called Red Bull Rushes. Additionally, they offer several food options.
Ellianos Coffee now had 32 stores in Florida and Georgia and is seeking franchise locations in Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina and North Carolina.