Rita's Italian Ice

Rita’s Raises More Than $180K for Childhood Cancer

Rita's Italian Ice announced it raised $180,988 following the June conclusion of the company’s nationwide annual Paper Lemon Fundraising campaign and eighth annual partnership with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), a national nonprofit dedicated to finding cures for all kids with cancer. A check presentation will take place July 31, 2013 with Hero Families and childhood cancer survivors, along with ALSF’s Jay and Liz Scott, accepting the donation from Rita’s executives.

 

Rita’s Chairman Takes the Reins

Rita’s Italian Ice, one of the nation’s largest Italian Ice concepts with over 600 outlets in 20 states, announced Michael Lorelli, an operating partner of Falconhead Capital, a private equity firm specializing in growing consumer-focused and franchise businesses, which acquired Rita’s in 2011, has been named executive chairman of the board. Lorelli had been an outside director since the Falconhead acquisition.

 

Rita’s Heads to Candy Land for Summer Game

Rita’s Italian Ice, a large Italian Ice concept with over 625 outlets in 20 states, continues its Summer of Fun with the introduction of their CANDY LAND collect and win game. Guests can play at all Rita’s locations through August 18, 2013 while supplies last. Rita’s fans are encouraged to collect CANDY LAND and Rita’s character game pieces from their favorite Rita’s treats for a chance to win one of 10 family vacations to Tradewinds Island Resort in Florida, including a day at Busch Gardens, Tampa, from VisitFlorida.com.

Rita's Invites Guests to Cool Off This Summer

Rita’s Italian Ice, one of the nation’s largest Italian Ice concepts with over 625 outlets in 20 states, announced they will kick off summer for the second year in a row with cool prices on two of their most popular treats! On Friday, June 21, 2013, the First Day of Summer, Rita’s will be scooping regular sizes of their famous Italian Ice for only $2, or guests can enjoy a regular size signature Gelati, a layering of Italian Ice and Frozen Custard, for only $3.

Rita's Italian Ice Fights Childhood Cancer

Rita’s Italian Ice, the nation’s largest Italian Ice concept with over 625 outlets in 20 states, announced its annual Paper Lemon Fundraising Campaign and eighth annual partnership with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), a national nonprofit dedicated to finding a cure for all kids with cancer. Beginning June 5 and continuing through June 18, all Rita’s Ice outlets will encourage guests to donate $1 for a paper lemon to raise money for the charity.

Rita’s Italian Ice and Strawberry Starburst Unite

Rita’s Italian Ice, the nation’s largest Italian Ice concept with more than 625 outlets in 20 states, announced tit has partnered with STARBURST on Rita’s newest Ice flavor. 

STARBURST Strawberry Ice will be available for a limited time at all open Rita’s Ice outlets through Tuesday, May 21, 2013. 

Strawberryis one of the original STARBURST flavors introduced in 1960.

“Our new STARBURST Strawberry Ice tastes just like the celebrated Strawberry STARBURST flavor,” says Jonathan Fornaci, CEO of Rita’s.

Rita’s Serves Up New Sundaes, Cookie Dough Cream Ice

Rita’s Italian Ice, the nation’s largest Italian Ice concept with over 625 outlets in 20 states, announces their newest Cool Treat, Sundaes with Unlimited Toppings. Also making its debut is the Cookie Dough Cream Ice, a flavor with chocolate chips and cookie dough pieces. Cookie Dough Cream Ice is available for a limited time only.

Rita's Goes Social for the First Day of Spring

Rita's Italian Ice will celebrate its 21st Annual "First Day of Spring Free Ice Giveaway," as well as its "First Taste of Spring" Instagram and Twitter photo contest on March 20, 2013.

All guests will receive a complimentary ice in a limited-edition First Day of Spring cup to celebrate the annual milestone.

Guests can choose from more than 65 flavors of Rita's Italian Ice, made fresh daily with real fruit. Flavors include Mango, Cherry, Alex's Lemonade, Swedish Fish, Cotton Candy, and more.

Rita's Supports Stuttering Foundation

Rita’s Italian Ice, the nation’s largest Italian ice concept with more than 625 outlets in 20 states, announced Stuttering Foundationpresident Jane Fraser accepted a $10,000 donation from Tom Christopoul, chairman of Rita’s Italian Ice on behalf of Rita’s Treat Team member and American Idol contestant Lazaro Arbos yesterday. 

Christopoul presented Fraser with the donation at Rita’s Naples, Florida, outlet, Arbos former workplace, in front of the American Idol cameras and a sea of cheering fans. 

American Idol Hopeful Serves Up Cool Treats at Rita's

Rita’s Italian Ice, the nation’s largest Italian Ice concept with over 625 outlets in 19 states, announces Lazaro Arbos, a Treat Team Member from Rita’s outlet in Naples, Florida, was chosen as a Top 20 finalist by American Idol 2013 (Season 12). Arbos earned a coveted spot on the popular singing competition’s Top 20 following the Sudden Death rounds in Las Vegas this past week. Lazaro Arbos was chosen to move on to public voting rounds. The finalists will be named on Thursday, March 7.  

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