May 06, 2014 // Franchising.com // WEST PALM BEACH, FLA – Franchise restaurant Hurricane Grill & Wings, announced today that Kevin Kruse has joined the executive team as the new chief development officer. Kruse will bring fresh ideas to expand upon the current rapid growth that the full-service, tropical brand has seen in past months. With over 20 years of extensive franchise development experience, Kevin will work to expand upon Hurricane Grill & Wings’ current growth trajectory.
Most recently, Kruse served as vice president at Einstein Noah Restaurant Group managing franchise development and real estate site selection for the Einstein Bros. Bagels and Manhattan Bagel brands. Previously, Kruse worked for International Dairy Queen, where his team generated $3.9 million in multi-unit development deals. Kruse also worked at Arby’s, where as the vice president of franchise development he successfully negotiated 54 development agreements resulting in 500 new restaurant locations. As chief development officer, Kruse will work closely with the Hurricane Grill & Wings executive team to plan and execute development strategies as well as provide support to new and existing franchisees. “Hurricane Grill & Wings is a very unique concept with incredible potential,” said Kruse. “Our compelling unit economics, relaxed beach atmosphere and focus on flavors and fresh menu items will certainly attract seasoned restaurant owners to our brand.”
“Kevin is an expert in the industry and it’s a pleasure to welcome such a skilled professional as the newest addition to the Hurricane Grill & Wings team,” said Martin O’Dowd, president of Hurricane Grill & Wings. “We look forward to continuing our expansion and achieving more milestones with the aid of Kevin.”
For more information about franchise opportunities, please contact Kevin Kruse at (877) 769-9464 or by email at email@example.com, or visit http://hurricanefranchising.com.