Bruster’s to expand operations here…mulls construction of pasteurisation plant

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Children enjoying the taste of Bruster’s ice cream yesterday

BRUCE Reid, founder of Bruster’s Ice cream, is looking to expand his operations here with the construction of a pasteurisation plant, well-placed sources have told the Guyana Chronicle. Details are sketchy but it is understood that the project will soon come on stream. The founder of Bruster’s Guyana ice cream franchise paid a courtesy call on the local outlets, even as he was enjoying the hospitality and beauty of Guyana for a short period.
Meanwhile, the local franchise held an event yesterday at the Camp Street Branch. In attendance were Prime Minister Moses Nagamotoo and Mrs Sita Nagamotoo, Minister of Agriculture Noel Holder and U.S. Ambassador to Guyana Perry Holloway and Mrs Rosaura Holloway.
Reid commented on the warm welcome he received from the employees and Guyanese whom he interacted with during the last two days. He said he appreciated the patronage of the owner of Royal Castle who visited the ice-cream branch on Saturday. At the event the special guests were treated with their choice of ice-cream as they enjoyed each other’s company.
There was also an ice-cream making contest in which they were given the opportunity of seeing Bruster’s special mixtures.
When asked why he opened a franchise in Guyana, Reid said that the owner of the company wanted to bring the franchise here and he thought it was a good idea. Bruster’s Guyana – the first international franchise operation of Bruster’s – is a subsidiary of WT George Group of Companies. The first outlet was launched at Regent and Hinck Streets in May of 2012 and this was followed by the opening of another branch at Camp Street. (Vanessa Braithwaite)