Bruster’s Ice Cream was founded by Bruce Reed in 1989. Reed learned the restaurant business by helping out his father, who owned a diner in Bridgewater, Pennsylvania. The company’s first location was next door to his parent’s diner.
Today, the company has franchises in more than 20 states and recently opened their first international restaurant in South Korea. All ice cream and frozen yogurt is made by hand at each location. Waffle cones and other treats are also made at the site. Ice cream is made on site to prevent the formation of ice crystals.
Bruster’s Ice Cream has more than 170 flavors, along with a number of seasonal flavors, such as gingerbread and peach. A few Bruster’s franchises also operate as Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog franchises, selling both items from one location.