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Lake City, FL, United States, 2007/07/18 - Ellianos Coffee Company, a specialty coffee shop franchisor based in Lake City, Florida, has been approved for listing on the SBA's Franchise Registry - FranchiseRegistry.com.
The Registry is a national online listing, operated by FranData in partnership with the SBA, of franchise systems whose franchisees, both existing and new, receive simplified and expedited loan processing. To be listed on the Registry, the both FranData and the SBA reviewed and approved the Ellianos franchise system and franchise contract documents as meeting the SBA's strict eligibility criteria. Approximately 19% of all franchise systems enjoy the privilege and benefit of being listed on the Registry.
According to Mick Rynning, president of Ellianos Coffee Company, the brand listing on the Registry positions Ellianos and our franchisees for continued growth. "We are both honored and excited that Ellianos is recognized by the SBA (franchiseregistry.com) through the Franchise Registry. A lot of hard work and determination were involved in achieving this nationwide approved status with the SBA," said Rynning.
Founder and Chairman of the Board for Ellianos, Scott Stewart, added, "The financing process can be one of the largest hurdles and most difficult challenges when opening a franchise, but the Franchise Registry makes it easy and simple for franchisees to expedite loans and start their franchise business with us. "Our mission as a franchisor is to provide the very best systems and support to our franchisees so that each one has the power to be successful as an Ellianos franchisee. This means that our franchisees, as well as franchisee prospects, can enjoy the benefits of a streamlined review process for their SBA loan applications."
Ellianos Coffee Company is a member in good standing with and meets the standards of the International Franchise Association (IFA), is a participating member of the IFA's VetFran Program, and is also a good standing member of the Specialty Coffee Association of America, and the National Coffee Association USA.
Ellianos Coffee Company (ellianos.com) was founded in Lake City, FL in 2002 by entrepreneur and coffee lover Scott Stewart with the help of his wife Pam and their family. The company has grown to a franchise with 8 locations in North Florida and South Georgia. Ellianos plans a steady growth strategy, and is currently working on adding several more locations within the coming year.
Ellianos strives to provide top-shelf customer service and world class products to everyone who craves fresh roasted coffee and Italian quality espresso drinks. Ellianos also offers a variety of iced and frozen lattes, fruit smoothies, bagels, muffins, and biscotti.