New Hire: Kim Ellis

Minneapolis resident Kim Ellis, a veteran in planning and executing franchise growth strategies, was named vice president of Franchise Development for Bruster’s Real Ice Cream. The premium frozen treat chain is in the midst of a national expansion program. “Bruster’s is an established brand with proven systems, seasoned support and outstanding unit economics,” Ellis said. “With all of the brand’s positive attributes I’m confident we will achieve our aggressive growth goals.”