Posts Categorized: Press Releases

Rita’s “Lightens Up” for 2009

01.21.2009 Rita’s “Lightens Up” for 2009 The nation’s largest Italian Ice chain launches new “Light Line” in response to Guest feedback Trevose, PA (January 21, 2009) – Rita’s, the nation’s largest Italian Ice concept with more than 550 stores, today announced the debut of its new “Light Line” menu, a comprehensive offering of healthier frozen… Read more »

Rita’s Reaches Lone Star State

12.18.2008 Rita’s Reaches Lone Star State Nation’s largest Italian Ice chain ready to greet Texans in Spring 2009 Trevose, PA (December 18, 2008) – Rita’s, the nation’s largest Italian Ice concept with more than 550 stores, today announced that the company has signed its first development agreement in the state of Texas. The three-store agreement… Read more »

Rita’s Italian Ice Named One of Top 50 Franchises for Minorities

10.31.2008 Rita’s Italian Ice Named One of Top 50 Franchises for Minorities Nation’s Largest Italian Ice Chain Recognized by the National Minority Franchising Initiative Trevose, PA (October 31, 2008) – Rita’s Italian Ice, the nation’s largest Italian Ice chain with more than 500 stores in 17 states, has been designated one of the top 50… Read more »

Rita’s Squeezes Pediatric Cancer with $520,000 Donation

07.21.2008 Rita’s Squeezes Pediatric Cancer with $520,000 Donation Annual paper lemon promotion for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation nets more than a half-million dollars in four weeks Trevose, Pa. (July 21, 2008) — Rita’s Water Ice, (http:///www.ritasice.com) the nation’s largest Italian Ice concept with more than 500 stores across 17 states, today announced that the company… Read more »

Rita’s Paper Lemon Program Gives Childhood Cancer The Squeeze

06.1.2008 Rita’s Paper Lemon Program Gives Childhood Cancer The Squeeze Third Consecutive Fundraiser Aims to Pour More than $580,000 into Research Trevose, Pa. (June 2, 2008) — Rita’s Water Ice, (http://www.ritasice.com) the nation’s largest Italian Ice concept, today announced the commencement of its third consecutive paper lemon promotion to raise funds for Alex’s Lemonade Stand… Read more »

Feed Your Spring “Free-ver” With Free Italian Ice from Rita’s

02.29.2008 Feed Your Spring “FREE-ver” With Free Italian Ice from Rita’s Nation’s Largest Italian Ice Chain to Hold 16th Annual First Day of Spring Giveaway Trevose, Pa. (February 29, 2008) — Thursday, March 20 marks a “sweet” date for Italian Ice lovers, as Rita’s Water Ice, the nation’s largest Italian Ice chain, will hold its… Read more »

Rita’s Names Leonard Valentino, Jr. President

02.15.2008 Rita’s Names Leonard Valentino, Jr. President Trevose, Pa. (February 15, 2008) — Rita’s Franchise Company, the nation’s largest Italian ice chain, today announced that Leonard (Lenny) Valentino, Jr. has been promoted to President, effective immediately. Valentino previously served as Chief Operating Officer of the organization. “Lenny’s commitment to the success of the Rita’s brand… Read more »

Bev and Greg McNutt Named Rita’s Franchise Partners of the Year

02.12.2008 Bev and Greg McNutt Named Rita’s Franchise Partners of the Year Honor Bestowed at Company’s Annual Business Meeting Trevose, PA (February 12, 2008)— Rita’s is honored to announce that multi-store owners and operators Bev and Greg McNutt of Collegeville, PA, have been named Franchise Partners of the Year. The couple was selected among Rita’s… Read more »