Rita's Italian Ice

Rita's Italian Ice

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Rita’s Fundraises for Alex’s Lemonade Stand in June

2012-06-07 Rita’s Italian Ice announced its annual Paper Lemon Fundraising Campaign and seventh annual partnership with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), ...

Rita’s Italian Ice Debuts Red Velvet Flavor

2012-04-13 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...

Rita's Italian Ice Franchises in California, ABC Islands

2012-04-11 Rita's Italian Ice has signed a new area franchise development agreement for part of Los Angeles County, California, and an area franchisee developmen...

Rita’s Releases First National TV Spot

2012-03-20 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 sprin...

Former Straw Hat Pizza President Named Rita's CEO

2011-12-16 Rita’s Franchise Company, concept owner of Rita’s Italian Ice, the nation’s largest Italian Ice concept with more than 550 locations in 18 states, ann...

New Rita's Leaders Plan to Turn It Into Major East Coast Brand

2011-12-09 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 ...

Falconhead Capital Acquires Rita's Franchise



Rita's Keeps Up Charity Work, Now With Texting Help

2011-06-09 Rita’s Italian Ice is continuing its partnership with the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) for a sixth consecutive year.

Rita's Hauls In $575,000 for Alex's Lemonade Stand

2010-07-19 Four-week fundraising program sold paper lemons for $1 each; total haul is most the chain has done in five years of participation.

A Super Sweet Deal for Rita's Italian Ice and its Fans

2010-05-20 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.