Chain: Rita's Italian Ice

Rita’s Releases New Cold Brew and Concrete with OREO

Rita’s Italian Ice & Frozen Custard, the largest Italian Ice concept in the world, unveiled its latest partnership with America’s Favorite Cookie, OREO, to feature two delectable frozen treats on its menu: NEW Cold Brew Frozen Coffee made with OREO cookies and Rita’s Cookies n’ Cream Concrete. To make this partnership even sweeter, Rita’s Ice […]

Rita’s Announces 5-Unit Franchise Deal in Austin

Rita’s Italian Ice & Frozen Custard, a beloved brand known for its delicious Italian Ice and Frozen Custard treats, announced a multi-unit deal to bring five franchise locations to Austin, TX, with the first slated to open later in 2024. The latest Texas expansion is being driven by young, local entrepreneur Salvator Raccuglia. Raccuglia, is originally […]

Rita’s Adds Pumpkin to Frozen Cold Brew Lineup

Rita’s Italian Ice & Frozen Custard is extending their Cold Brew Frozen Coffee lineup with a new Pumpkin flavor to appeal to guests’ seasonal appetites.  Available at all Rita’s Italian Ice & Frozen Custard locations now for a limited time only, the Cold Brew Frozen Coffees will be featured in three flavors – new Pumpkin, […]

Rita’s Italian Ice Introduces New Lineup of Frozen Lemonades

Rita’s Italian Ice & Frozen Custard, the beloved brand known for its delicious Italian Ice and Frozen Custard treats, introduces a line of new Frozen Lemonades. Available at all Rita’s Italian Ice & Frozen Custard locations for a limited time only starting August 7, new Frozen Lemonades come in four refreshing flavors – Classic Lemon, […]

Rita’s Italian Ice Rolls Out Peach Ring Flavor and Peach Ring Gummy Topping

Rita’s Italian Ice & Frozen Custard, the beloved brand known for its delicious Italian Ice and Frozen Custard treats, introduces Peach Ring Italian Ice and Peach Ring Gummy topping. Available at all Rita’s Italian Ice & Frozen Custard locations for a limited time only starting July 11 and running through August 6, Peach Ring Italian […]

Rita’s Italian Ice Brings Back 5-Layer Gelati

Rita’s Italian Ice & Frozen Custard, the beloved brand known for its delicious Italian Ice and Frozen Custard treats, is bringing back its fan-favorite 5-Layer Gelati. Available at all Rita’s Italian Ice & Frozen Custard locations for a limited time only starting May 26 and running through July 9, 5-Layer Gelati is a combination of […]

Rita’s Italian Ice Offers Limited-Time Cold Brew Frozen Coffees

Rita’s Italian Ice & Frozen Custard, the beloved brand known for its delicious Italian Ice and Frozen Custard treats, introduces a line of new Cold Brew Frozen Coffees. Available at all Rita’s Italian Ice & Frozen Custard locations for a limited time only starting April 17, new Cold Brew Frozen Coffees come in three flavors […]

Rita’s Italian Ice & Frozen Custard to Celebrate Spring with Free Giveaway

Rita’s Italian Ice & Frozen Custard will celebrate the 31st anniversary of its First Day of Spring celebration, where all guests will enjoy a FREE Italian Ice giveaway on Monday, March 20, 2023. All guests who visit a Rita’s location on March 20 will receive a FREE Italian Ice in the flavor of their choice […]

Rita’s Italian Ice to Hold Free Giveaway on March 20

Rita’s Italian Ice & Frozen Custard will celebrate the 31st anniversary of its First Day of Spring celebration, where all guests will enjoy a free Italian Ice giveaway on Monday, March 20, 2023. All guests who visit a Rita’s location on March 20 will receive a free Italian Ice in the flavor of their choice to celebrate […]

Rita’s Italian Ice Appears in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500

Rita’s Italian Ice & Frozen Custard, was recognized on Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500, the world’s first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking. The 44th annual Entrepreneur Franchise 500 is a highly sought-after honor in the franchise industry. Rita’s Italian Ice & Frozen Custard solidifies its premier standing for its tremendous performance in areas including unit growth, financial strength and stability […]

Rita’s Italian Ice & Frozen Custard Names Mark Jenkins VP of Marketing

Rita’s Italian Ice & Frozen Custard has added Mark Jenkins as Vice-President of Marketing, bringing his years of brand management experience and consumer behavior expertise to the iconic franchise brand. In his new role, Jenkins will lead the development, implementation and performance of Rita’s consumer marketing. His key objective will be to optimize omni-channel marketing […]

Rita’s Italian Ice Opens in Tampa Metro Area

Living in Florida just got sweeter because Rita’s Italian Ice & Frozen Custard – the beloved brand known for its delicious Italian ice and frozen custard treats – recently opened at 2511 FL 60, East Valrico. The new neighborhood favorite shop is locally owned and operated by husband-and-wife team, Antoine and Idalice Stokes, and their longtime friend […]

Rita’s Italian Ice Opens in Walpole, Massachusetts

Living in Massachusetts just got sweeter because Rita’s Italian Ice & Frozen Custard – the beloved brand known for its delicious Italian ice and frozen custard treats – recently opened a new shop at 1337 Main Street in Walpole, MA, the only location in the state. The new neighborhood shop is a family business locally owned and operated by Cynthia Beckwith […]

Rita’s Italian Ice to Open First Casino-Based Unit in Philadelphia

Rita’s Italian Ice & Frozen Custard, the beloved brand known for its delicious Italian Ice and Frozen Custard treats, will open its first casino shop at the Rivers Casino Philadelphia, located at 1001 N Delaware Ave, on March 20. The milestone opening is part of Rita’s ongoing strategy to expand into non-traditional locations. The Rita’s opening at […]

Rita’s Italian Ice to Give Away 1 million Cups of Italian Ice

Rita’s Italian Ice & Frozen Custard will celebrate the 30th anniversary of its First Day of Spring promotion with a twist on its famous free Italian Ice giveaway on Sunday, March 20, 2022. Rita’s ~600 locations combined are expected to give away approximately one million cups of their classic Italian Ice. “While the pandemic drove the cancelation […]

Rita’s Italian Ice CEO Linda Chadwick to Appear on ‘Undercover Boss’

Rita’s Italian Ice & Frozen Custard, a beloved brand known for its delicious Italian Ice and Frozen Custard treats, announced that CEO and President, Linda L. Chadwick, will be featured on the CBS award-winning series UNDERCOVER BOSS, airing Friday, Jan. 28 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT, 7:00-8:00 PM, CT). In going undercover, Linda was able to gain […]

Rita’s Italian Ice & Frozen Custard Reports Impressive 2020

Even amid a pandemic, Rita’s Italian Ice & Frozen Custard is growing both its fan base and franchise network. Following an impressive 2020 featuring franchise sales growth numbers that haven’t been reached since 2014, the frozen treat franchise is planning on having another banner year. In addition to signing 75 new franchise agreements in 2020, […]

Rita’s Italian Ice Offering Frozen Custard for 99 Cents on August 8

Rita’s Italian Ice is observing National Frozen Custard Day on August 8 by offering their award-winning frozen custard for just 99 cents. For more than 25 years, Rita’s has been serving up old-fashioned frozen custard with a smile. Richer, creamier and better than ice cream, Rita’s sidekick to Italian Ice has its own day, too. […]

Rita’s Launches Big Ice-dea Sweepstakes to Celebrate National Italian Ice Day

May 3 is the day Rita’s Italian Ice was made for—National Italian Ice Day. Rita’s, the authority on Italian Ice, is thrilled to honor the treat they’ve built their brand on. Since this day is such a hit with Italian Ice lovers all over, the frozen treat brand even has a proclamation from Pennsylvania Governor, Tom […]