Press Releases

Company selects recipients from Florida, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York and Virginia PITTSBURGH – Bruster’s Real Ice Cream was founded in 1989 and decades after its inception, Bruster’s still maintains family values across the business. With a commitment to celebrating customers throughout life’s special moments, the company introduced a national ice cream contest to show its […]

Celebration with local community during grand opening over Independence Day weekend PITTSBURGH – The idea of Bruster’s Real Ice Cream originated in Bridgewater, Pennsylvania in 1989. More than thirty years later, the national brand continues to grow… but it isn’t forgetting its roots in Pittsburgh. Considered one of the most popular neighborhoods in the city, […]

Program selected as one of the top loyalty programs in advance of third anniversary in February PITTSBURGH – Bruster’s Real Ice Cream launched its mobile Sweet Rewards loyalty program in February 2018. Since then, it’s undergone several iterations – all of which provided sweet benefits to customers including reward points for every purchase and birthday […]

Company sets business records while also maintaining longevity and strength in new year PITTSBURGH – As Bruster’s Real Ice Cream’s CEO Jim Sahene always says, the business is about opening one great store at a time. That vision, which guides the system of nearly 200  locations, has paid off. Capitalizing on customer engagement via technology, […]

In first year of partnership company exceeds expectations while making a difference for thousands PITTSBURGH – Bruster’s Real Ice Cream has always been keen on giving back at the store level to its local communities. Coming into 2020, and when the pandemic hit, Bruster’s wanted to do something bigger, broader, more impactful. Feeding America and […]

Bruster’s will donate $1* for every waffle cone sold Saturday, September 12 across all U.S. locations PITTSBURGH – While Bruster’s Real Ice Cream had a fruitful summer season in which it broke the systemwide record for same store sales growth and selling nearly 2.5x more new franchise agreements from the same time period in 2019, […]

Building upon its success, Bruster’s is set to give back PITTSBURGH – Not only was July National Ice Cream Month and Bruster’s Real Ice Cream’s 31st anniversary, but it also turned out to be an unforgettable business coup with the brand exceeding expectations in many ways. Thanks to the completion of double-digit new franchise agreements, […]

Company announces best-ever sales in May and three new stores PITTSBURGH – This year has been full of obstacles and changes. And while the world is still adjusting, adapting and recovering, Bruster’s Real Ice Cream is hoping to continue to do its part by scooping smiles for customers. During National Ice Cream Month in July, […]

Bruster’s is continuing to operate and to comply with local health guidelines PITTSBURGH – With the effects of Coronavirus (COVID-19) still top-of-mind, creating new routines and traditions can be restorative. And Bruster’s Real Ice Cream is committed to doing its part to help bring joy to customers by maintaining compliance with health and safety regulations […]

Company expands menu to include new non-dairy options PITTSBURGH – For the better part of three decades, Bruster’s Real Ice Cream has kicked-off its season with PJ Day, a celebration appreciating its customers. And during March, customers can visit their local shops for premium ice cream flavors and artisan desserts at an incredible discount. To […]

In addition to current slate of location openings, company enhances growth with new contracts PITTSBURGH – After reveling in 30 years of business in 2019, Bruster’s Real Ice Cream is still celebrating as the company announces the completion of ten new store agreements. With six stores expected to open in California, and four in Florida, […]

Company opens one great store at a time as part of development plan PITTSBURGH – In 2019, Bruster’s Real Ice Cream opened in Haverhill, Massachusetts, Windermere, Florida, Provo, Utah, Athens, Georgia and Frisco/Little Elm, Texas. And this month, Bruster’s of Austin, owned and operated by Rudolph Maier, will open for business at 3303 Ranch Road, […]

Rated one of the top 50 companies, company keeps up assurances to transitioning military veterans PITTSBURGH – This Veterans Day, Bruster’s Real Ice Cream has even more cause to celebrate. With a time-honored commitment to veterans and their families, nearly 10 percent of the company’s store owners are military personnel. And as a result of […]

Local shop invites residents to grand opening celebration from October 25 – October 27, 2019 PITTSBURGH – October is a great month for a grand opening. With fall flavors on the menu, a community partnership in the works and a new ice cream shop that is A Scoop Above the Rest, Bruster’s of Frisco/Little Elm, […]

With this franchise location, Bruster’s now has 55 locations in Georgia PITTSBURGH – Bruster’s Real Ice Cream may have been founded and headquartered in Pennsylvania, but its largest market is Georgia with a significant concentration in the Atlanta area. Bruster’s in Athens brings approximately 2,000 square feet, including an outside patio at which to make […]

With the addition of Greg Danziger, franchise team swells by 50 percent PITTSBURGH – On the heels of its 30th anniversary, six consecutive years of same store sales growth, record-shattering average unit volume and new store openings, Bruster’s Real Ice Cream is doubling down on development with the addition of Greg Danziger as Senior Vice […]

Situated Advantageously in Provo, Utah, Store Continues Company’s 2019 Growth Spree PITTSBURGH – Damon Wood and his wife Michelle Wood first ventured 250 miles to Bruster’s Real Ice Cream to try premium ice cream. And after seeing its creation in the stores where it is served, the two began a plan: to make ice cream […]

Founded in 1989, Company Observes Anniversary During National Ice Cream Month PITTSBURGH – What do you get when you combine a major anniversary and National Ice Cream Month? One awesome celebration. Bruce Reed established his namesake business, Bruster’s Real Ice Cream, on July 13, 1989. With an idea to create somewhere customers could enjoy homemade […]

Company Presents Mango Dragon Fruit Sorbet and Custom Freezes in June PITTSBURGH – With little more than a month until Bruster’s Real Ice Cream celebrates its 30th anniversary, the company is building excitement with two limited time offers for June: new Mango Dragon Fruit Sorbet and custom Icy Freezes. Both designed to keep customers cool […]

Content syndicated with permission from Paytonix Systems, Inc. Newton, MA – Paytronix Systems, Inc., the most advanced digital guest experience platform, announced today Bruster’s Real Ice Cream has won the 2019 Paytronix Loyaltee’s Award for Best Loyalty Launch. Just 10 months after the company’s revamped loyalty program launched, Bruster’s achieved a 16 percent penetration rate – […]


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