Franchising veteran Kruse comes on board as part of the executive team.

Hurricane Grill & Wings named Kevin Kruse its new chief development officer.

Kruse brings more than 20 years of restaurant industry experience to his new position, most recently, serving 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 and Arby's.