Rita's Italian Ice

Rita’s Italian Ice, the nation’s largest Italian ice concept with more than 625 outlets in 19 states, announced a new Cream Ice flavor, Marshmallow Peanut Butter Cream Ice.

The new Marshmallow Peanut Butter Cream Ice has the flavor of a rich marshmallow swirled with creamy...

Rita’s Italian Ice, the United States’ largest Italian Ice concept with more than 625 outlets, has awarded a master franchise agreement for all of Canada to Canada Water Ice Company Ltd. of Calgary, Alberta.  

Steve McDonough, president of Canada Water Ice Company and a...

Rita’s Italian Ice, the nation’s largest Italian Ice concept with over 625 outlets in 19 states, has awarded an area franchise development agreement for Orange County, California to Reggie Scales who plans to develop 40 outlets for the brand over six years. 

Rita’s Italian Ice,the nation's largest Italian Ice concept with more than 625 outlets in 19 states, announced today it has introduced Secret Flavor Ice and a Secret Flavor Facebook Sweepstakes in outlets across the U.S. 

Beginning today, Friday, August 3, guests can sample...

Rita's Italian Ice announced today it raised $388,237 following the June conclusion of the company’s nationwide annual Paper Lemon Fundraising campaign and seventh annual partnership with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), a national nonprofit dedicated to finding cures for...

Rita's Italian Ice announced today it has agreed to serve Rita's Italian Ice and custard exclusively at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. 

"We are thrilled to be able to offer Rita's Italian Ice to the attendees and sports fans at MetLife Stadium," says William...

Rita's Italian Ice announced today its newest flavor, Sour Patch Kids Red Italian Ice, will debut in stores June 29, 2012. Guests are encouraged to ask for a free sample! This new, yummy, sour then sweet Sour Patch Kids Red flavor packs a powerful punch in Rita's new Ice and is a limited...

Rita's Italian Ice, the nation's largest Italian ice concept with more than 625 stores in 19 states, will offer regular Italian ices for just $2 to celebrate the first day of summer on June 20, 2012.

"Is there a better way to kick off summer than by treating yourself to an...

Rita’s Italian Ice announced its annual Paper Lemon Fundraising Campaign and seventh annual partnership with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), a national nonprofit dedicated to finding a cure for all kids with cancer. 

Beginning June 1 and continuing through June...

Rita’s Italian Ice announced its newest flavor, Red Velvet Cake Cream Ice, which debuted in stores Friday, April 6, 2012. This new rich and creamy ice has the flavor of red velvet cake, and is a limited time offering. 

Additionally in April, Rita’s Italian Ice will...

Rita's Italian Ice has signed a new area franchise development agreement for part of Los Angeles County, California, and an area franchisee development agreement for Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao, also known as the ABC Islands. 

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April 2012

America is sweet on citrus—even the sour varieties.

Restaurant operators and chefs are increasingly using
oranges, lemons, limes, and other citrus items to liven up their menus with a fresh taste.

If there’s one word that seems to sum up citrus’ taste...

Rita’s Italian Ice, the nation’s largest Italian Ice concept with more than 550 stores in 18 states, will celebrate its 20th annual first day of spring and Free Ice Giveaway on Tuesday, March 20, 2012. Additionally, Rita’s Ice will debut its first-ever national...

Private equity firm Falconhead Capital acquired a controlling stake in Rita's Water Ice Franchise Company, and the interim CEO says the firm plans to grow Rita’s into a major East Coast brand.

Thomas Christopoul, an operating partner at Falconhead and now chairman and interim...

Rita’s Italian Ice is continuing its partnership with the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) for a sixth consecutive year. But this year, Rita’s consumers will have a new way to donate to the pediatric cancer research foundation: by text-messaging through their phone....

May 2011

Quick serves could be poised to step up their franchising efforts as soon as the credit market thaws and while available real estate remains cheap. Some experts say that minority-franchisee recruitment will be a particular area of focus, as franchisors pursue the value minorities bring to...

Four-week fundraising program sold paper lemons for $1 each; total haul is most the chain has done in five years of participation.
Rita's joined up with Just Born's PEEPS Marshmallow Candies to create a new flavor of Italian ice, which led to a huge spike in Rita's Facebook fan page numbers.