Rita’s Italian Ice Awards Area Development Agreement to Alabama Veterans

RITA’S ITALIAN ICE AWARDS AREA DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT TO ALABAMA VETERANS 

Popular “Ice, Custard, Happiness” Cool Treat Store Now Scooping in Foley, Alabama with More Stores on the way in a Neighborhood Near You! 

TREVOSE, PA, April 8, 2014: Rita’s Italian Ice®, the world’s largest Italian Ice concept with over 600 stores, now in 22 states, has awarded franchise and area development agreements for the state of Alabama to franchisees, local residents and Veterans, Doug Portrey and Rob Tarr.  Having grown up with Rita’s and vacationed in the Gulf Shores, Portrey and Tarr realized it was time to bring Rita’s refreshing Italian Ice, Frozen Custard and “Happiness” to the white sugar sandy beaches of the gulf shores. Plans call for two Rita’s stores opening this year and more stores over the next 5 years; beginning with the first Rita’s now open in Foley. The new Rita’s in Foley will be offering complimentary Regular Rita’s Ice for the whole community to try during the Grand Opening celebration and the first 50 Guests will win Rita’s Italian Ice for a Year on May 8th.

The new 1300 square foot Rita’s Italian Ice in Foley is now scooping their famous Ice at 2654 South McKenzie Street, Foley, AL 36535.  Hours are Monday – Friday Noon-9:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday Noon – 10:00 p.m. Visit:  www.ritasfranchises.com/Foley

“Foley is a perfect location for Rita’s on busy highway 59 across from Tanger outlets,” said Rob Tarr.  “We are excited to spread Rita’s Ice-Custard-Happiness in Alabama and offer giveaways to veterans like us, and those in uniform and public service.  Rita’s Italian Ice, and Award-Winning Soft-Serve Frozen Custard and the unique combination of the two – our famous Gelati, is ready for the whole community to try!”

Besides bringing the 30 year old Italian Ice brand to Alabama, Rita’s new franchisees and veterans, Doug Portrey and Rob Tarr, employed 15 “Treat Team” members from the local community and will be creating more than 50 new jobs within their new Foley area locations.  Now that’s happiness!

“Rita’s is proud to award a franchise and area development agreement to Doug Portrey and Rob Tarr for the state of Alabama,” said Jeff Moody, Chief Executive Officer of Rita’s Franchise Company.  “Rita’s Veteran-owned franchise opportunities honor those men and women who have served in the U.S. military with financial incentives and, veterans Doug and Rob can now expand our brand in Alabama to more Rita’s fans!”

Rita’s Italian Ice, which is celebrating 30 years in business, has been aggressively expanding across the United States and internationally.  In November, Rita’s opened its first-ever International store in Shenzhen, China, and this year the opening of their first store in Alabama, which is Rita’s 22nd state for the über-popular brand.  For more information on purchasing your own Rita Italian Ice franchise, please visit www.ownaritas.com

Since 1984 Rita’s has been dedicated to serving up a big dose of happiness with their smooth and delicious frozen treat, made fresh daily, with real fruit in more than 65+ flavors.  Now Guests in Foley can choose from Rita’s Ice flavors

including the most popular, Mango, Cherry, Alex’s Lemonade, Swedish Fish®, and STARBURST® Cherry, just to name a few!  If Guests want a bit more decadent treat, Rita’s Cream Ice, is offered in silky smooth flavors.  Health-conscious Guests can still enjoy a taste of Rita’s with Sugar-free Italian Ice and Light Vanilla Frozen Custard.

Rita’s, the “Home of Cool Treats,” offers many delicious options that combine their famous Italian Ice and award-winning Old-Fashioned Frozen Custard, including layered Gelati,  blended Misto® Shake, and a personalized Blendini® which mixes Italian Ice, Frozen Custard and  a delicious topping.  Rita’s also has unique Milkshakes made with Old-Fashioned Frozen Custard, available in a variety of flavors.  Frozen Custard Cakes and Custard Cookie Sandwiches made with OREO® are also available for guests to take home to enjoy.

Rita’s Italian Ice in Foley features the same great combination of fresh made Italian Ice in a clean, fun atmosphere that patrons have loved since the first Rita’s location opened in Philadelphia in 1984, thirty years ago this year!

 

About Rita’s Franchise Company

Rita’s Franchise Company, whose business is treats and mission is happiness, was founded 30 years ago, and is headquartered in Trevose, PA.  Rita’s is the largest Italian Ice concept in the world, with over 600 stores in the U.S., and 85 more opening soon. Rita’s first international stores opened in China in November, and more opening soon in Canada.  The thirty-year old brand is continuing to grow nationally and internationally through franchise opportunities. Visit: www.ownaritas.com.

The popular chain offers a variety of “Cool Treats” including its famous Italian Ice, made fresh daily with real fruit, available in over sixty-five flavors, Old-Fashioned Frozen Custard, Sundaes, Light Custard, Frozen Custard Cakes, Custard Cookie Sandwiches made with OREO®, layered Gelati as well as its signature Misto® and Blendini® creations.  Since 1984, Rita’s has been dedicated to serving up a big dose of happiness with their freshly made, delicious, custom treats, in a fun-filled atmosphere, and thirty years later, they are still spreading “Ice, Custard, Happiness! Get Rita’s. Get Happy!

Rita’s is ranked #1 in Nation’s Restaurant News “Consumer Pick’s 2014” for Service and Value in the Frozen Treat category and #1 among 18-24 year olds.  Rita’s was named one of the Top 25 Franchise High Performers by the Wall Street Journal’s “Startup Journal”, and ranks #81 on Entrepreneur Magazine’s “2014 Franchise 500” list.  For more information about Rita’s Franchise Opportunities please visit:  www.ownaritas.com or for more information please call   1-800-677-7482 or visit www.ritasice.com.

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For photos, interviews or samples, please contact:  Linda Duke at 415-492-4534   [email protected]

Rita’s Italian Ice Introduces STARBURST® Orange Italian Ice

RITA’S ITALIAN ICE INTRODUCES STARBURST® ORANGE ITALIAN ICE

Rita’s Unleashes Third Italian Ice Flavor of Popular Candy Line-up
with NEW STARBURST® Orange Italian Ice begins April 7th

TREVOSE, PA, April 7, 2014:  Rita’s Italian Ice, the world’s largest Italian Ice concept with over 600 stores announced the debut of their newest flavor and co-branded sensation, STARBURST® Orange Italian Ice, for a limited time at all locations beginning at Noon today through April 27, 2014.  Rita’s guests can choose from a selection of over 65 flavors of the famous Italian Ice, made fresh daily, including new STARBURST® Orange Italian Ice, which tastes just like the classic popular candy with a juicy burst of orange flavor!

“Our new STARBURST® Orange Italian Ice is the third STARBURST® Italian Ice flavor with the popular candy brand we have introduced,” said Laura Lazar, Rita’s Senior Vice President of Marketing. “Rita’s fans love both our STARBURST® Strawberry and STARBURST® Cherry, and new Orange is the perfect addition to our STARBURST® line-up, and is incredibly delicious!”

Rita’s first co-branded flavor with the popular candy brand was STARBURST® Strawberry Italian Ice. When introduced, it was so popular over a million cups were sold!  Rita’s introduced a second flavor, STARBURST® Cherry Italian Ice, just a few weeks ago to celebrate the First Day of Spring, with thousands of cups of the co-branded Italian Ice given away!  Beginning today, the third addition to Rita’s menu line-up, STARBURST® Orange Italian Ice, is bursting with flavor and is available at all locations through April 27, 2014.  For a list of Rita’s locations please visit:  www.ritasice.com.

Show your passion for Rita’s and STARBURST® by entering “Rita’s STARBURST® Fan Challenge!”  From now until April 27, fans are encouraged to submit a photo or essay showcasing why they love Rita’s and STARBURST® for a chance to win cool prizes!  Use hashtag #RitasFanChallenge and “like” Rita’s account to submit your entry on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter!  Contest ends at midnight, Eastern Time, on April 27th, 2014. One winner will be chosen each week and featured on Rita’s social media sites!

About Rita’s Franchise Company

Rita’s Franchise Company, whose business is treats and mission is happiness, was founded 30 years ago, and is headquartered in Trevose, PA.  Rita’s is the largest Italian Ice concept in the world, with over 600 stores in the U.S., and 85 more opening soon. Rita’s first international stores opened in China in November, and more opening soon in Canada.  The thirty-year old brand is continuing to grow nationally and internationally through franchise opportunities. Visit: ownaritas.com.

The popular chain offers a variety of “Cool Treats” including its famous Italian Ice, made fresh daily with real fruit, available in over sixty-five flavors including Old-Fashioned Frozen Custard, Sundaes, Light Custard, Frozen Custard Cakes, Custard Cookie Sandwiches made with OREO®, layered Gelati as well as its signature Misto® and Blendini® creations.  Since 1984, Rita’s has been dedicated to serving up a big dose of happiness with their freshly made, delicious, custom treats, in a fun-filled atmosphere, and thirty years later, they are still spreading “Ice, Custard, Happiness! Get Rita’s. Get Happy!

Rita’s is ranked #1 in Nation’s Restaurant News “Consumer Pick’s 2014” for Service and Value in the Frozen Treat category and #1 among 18-24 year olds.  Rita’s was named one of the Top 25 Franchise High Performers by the Wall Street Journal’s “Startup Journal”, and ranks #81 on Entrepreneur Magazine’s “2014 Franchise 500” list.  For more information about Rita’s Franchise Opportunities please visit:  www.ownaritas.com or for more information please call   1-800-677-7482 or visit www.ritasice.com.

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For photos, interviews or samples, please contact:  Linda Duke at 415-492-4534   [email protected]

Rita’s Italian Ice to Celebrate 22nd Annual First Day of Spring Free Italian Ice Giveaway

RITA’S ITALIAN ICE TO CELEBRATE 22nd ANNUAL
FIRST DAY OF SPRING FREE ITALIAN ICE GIVEAWAY

NEW STARBURST® Cherry Italian Ice debuts for First Day of Spring!
All Guests will Receive a FREE Ice in a Limited Edition Cup on March 20th

TREVOSE, PA, March 18, 2014:  Rita’s Italian Ice, the world’s largest Italian Ice concept with over 600 stores, announced it will celebrate their 22nd Annual First Day of Spring Free Italian Ice Giveaway, and debut their newest flavor and co-branded sensation, STARBURST® Cherry Italian Ice, at all locations beginning at Noon, Thursday, March 20th, 2014.  In celebration of this 22nd annual milestone, all Guests who visit any Rita’s Italian Ice on the First Day of Spring, March 20th, will receive a free Italian Ice in a limited edition cup, in the available flavor of their choice.   Rita’s Guests can choose from a selection of over 65 flavors of the famous Italian Ice, made fresh daily with real fruit, including new STARBURST® Cherry Italian Ice, which tastes just like the popular candy with a juicy burst of fruit flavor!

Fans won’t want to miss Rita’s First Day of Spring Photo Contest!  Capture your First Taste of Spring at Rita’s and tag your photos with #ritasfirstdayofspring on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram  beginning March 20th through March 23rd, 2014. All First Day of Spring photo entries will be judged on creativity, originality and spirit.  One Grand Prize Winner will receive FREE Rita’s Ice for a Year, two Runner ups will receive a special Rita’s Spring Picnic Pack, and Honorable Mentions will receive gift vouchers from Printstagram.  Winners will be announced on March 27th.

Rita’s will also host a First Day of Spring Great State Race on Twitter!  All day, on the First Day of Spring, fans “Tweet your Treat” and the state you are located in for a chance to win a Rita’s $22 Gift Card! (Example: #RitasNJ #gelati #ritasSTARBURSTcherryice) Thursday, March 20th, 2014. One lucky fan will be chosen from each state Rita’s is located!

“We are excited to celebrate our 22nd annual First Day of Spring Free Ice Giveaway and welcome our Guests to enjoy their first taste of spring on us,” said Jeff Moody, Rita’s Chief Executive Officer. “We invite everyone to come try our new STARBURST® Cherry Ice, enter our photo contest and ‘Tweet Your Treat’!”

As part of Rita’s celebration of its 22nd Annual First Day of Spring Free Ice Giveaway, Rita’s Rewards users will earn a free punch on March 20. Rita’s Rewards is a Mobile Loyalty Program which allows Guests to earn rewards for their purchases, write reviews and share their happiness on social networks. Guests can download the Rita’s Ice App on their smartphone and earn a Free Regular Italian Ice on their 8th visit.  Rita’s Rewards is available via the App store or Google Play store.

 

About Rita’s Franchise Company

Rita’s Franchise Company, whose business is treats and mission is happiness, was founded 30 years ago, and is headquartered in Trevose, PA.  Rita’s is the largest Italian Ice concept in the world, with over 600 stores and its first international stores now open in China, and opening soon in Canada.  The thirty-year old brand is continuing to grow nationally and internationally through franchise opportunities.

The popular chain offers a variety of “Cool Treats” including its famous Italian Ice, made fresh daily with real fruit, available in over sixty-five flavors, including Old-Fashioned Frozen Custard, Sundaes, Light Custard, Frozen Custard Cakes, Custard Cookie Sandwiches made with OREO®, layered Gelati as well as its signature Misto® and Blendini® creations.  Since 1984, “Ice, Custard, Happiness,” has been the brand’s motto, and thirty years later, Rita’s is still dedicated to serving up a big dose of happiness with their freshly made, delicious, custom treats, in a fun-filled atmosphere.  Get Rita’s. Get Happy!

Rita’s was named one of the Top 25 Franchise High Performers by the Wall Street Journal’s “Startup Journal” and named Top 100 on Entrepreneur Magazine’s “Top 500 Franchise Rankings” in 2012.  For more information about Rita’s please call 1-800-677-7482 or visit www.ritasice.com or www.ownaritas.com

 

RITA’S ITALIAN ICE GEARS UP FOR FIRST DAY OF SPRING!

Ready for the Sunshine?  Get Rita’s. Get Happy!

Popular Italian Ice and Frozen Custard Treat Stores Open Thursday, March 13th

 TREVOSE, PA, March 11, 2014: Rita’s Italian Ice®, the world’s largest Italian Ice concept announced all 600 stores will open for the season across the country by this Thursday, March 13th.  Rita’s stores are gearing up for their annual First Day of Spring Free Italian Ice giveaway, which takes place Thursday, March 20th at all Rita’s locations.  Since 1992, Rita’s has celebrated the First Day of Spring by giving cups of their famous Italian Ice to millions of fans, in fact, more than 10 million free cups of Italian Ice have been given away over the years!  For a list of all Rita’s locations, please visit: www.ritasice.com.

Ready for the sunshine?  This year Rita’s will celebrate their 22nd Annual First Day of Spring Free Ice Giveaway and debut their newest flavor and co-branded sensation, STARBURST® Cherry Italian Ice, made fresh at all locations beginning at Noon, Monday, March 17th, 2014.   The new STARBURST® Cherry Italian Ice is the second flavor Rita’s co-branded with the popular STARBURST® brand.  Last year Rita’s co-branded sensation STARBURST® Strawberry Italian Ice was so popular, over a million cups were sold! Another flavor coming April 7th to the Rita’s family line-up is STARBURST® Orange Italian Ice.

“With all Rita’s stores opening by Thursday, it’s time to Get Rita’s and Get Happy!” said Jeff Moody, Chief Executive Officer, Rita’s Italian Ice.  “Rita’s is gearing up for our 22nd annual Free Italian Ice giveaway and we’re excited to debut our new STARBURST® Cherry Italian Ice to millions of fans!”

In celebration of this 22nd annual milestone, all Guests who visit any Rita’s Italian Ice on the First Day of Spring, March 20th, will receive a free Ice in the available flavor of their choice, served in a limited edition First Day of Spring cup.  Rita’s Guests can choose from a selection of over 65 flavors of the famous Italian Ice made fresh daily, including the new STARBURST® Cherry Italian Ice, which tastes just like the popular candy with a juicy burst of cherry fruit flavor!  On the First Day of Spring, all members of Rita’s Rewards, Rita’s mobile loyalty program, will receive a free punch towards earning free treats!  The Rita’s Ice app is available for Apple and Android devices and can be downloaded in the App Store or Google Play Store.

In addition to famous Italian Ice, Rita’s, the “Home of Cool Treats”, is known for their award-winning Old-Fashioned Frozen Custard.  Their signature combination treats include the best of both, Italian Ice and Frozen Custard, in a layered Gelati, blended Misto® Shake, or a personalized Blendini® with a delicious topping mixed in.  Other treats include Milkshakes, Sundaes, Light Frozen Custard, Frozen Custard Cakes and Custard Cookie Sandwiches made with OREO®.

Since 1984, “Ice, Custard, Happiness,” has been the popular brand’s motto, and thirty years later, Rita’s is still dedicated to serving up a big dose of happiness with their freshly made custom treats.   Rita’s Italian Ice features the same great combination of fresh made Italian Ice in a clean, fun atmosphere that patrons have loved since the first Rita’s location opened in Philadelphia in 1984, thirty years ago this year!

 

About Rita’s Franchise Company

Rita’s Franchise Company, whose business is treats and mission is happiness, was founded 30 years ago, and is headquartered in Trevose, PA.  Rita’s is the largest Italian Ice concept in the world, with over 600 stores and its first international stores now open in China, and opening soon in Canada.  The thirty-year old brand is continuing to grow nationally and internationally through franchise opportunities.

The popular chain offers a variety of “Cool Treats” including its famous Italian Ice, made fresh daily with real fruit, available in over sixty-five flavors, including Old-Fashioned Frozen Custard, Sundaes, Light Custard, Frozen Custard Cakes, Custard Cookie Sandwiches made with OREO®, layered Gelati as well as its signature Misto® and Blendini® creations.  Since 1984, “Ice, Custard, Happiness,” has been the brand’s motto, and thirty years later, Rita’s is still dedicated to serving up a big dose of happiness with their freshly made, delicious, custom treats, in a fun-filled atmosphere.  Get Rita’s. Get Happy!

Rita’s was named one of the Top 25 Franchise High Performers by the Wall Street Journal’s “Startup Journal” and named Top 100 on Entrepreneur Magazine’s “Top 500 Franchise Rankings” in 2012.  For more information about Rita’s please call 1-800-677-7482 or visit www.ritasice.com or www.ownaritas.com

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Rita’s Italian Ice Introduces Mocha Cream Ice

RITA’S ITALIAN ICE INTRODUCES MOCHA CREAM ICE 

Chocolate Lovers can Celebrate with Rita’s Trio of Treats: NEW Mocha Cream Ice, Chocolate Dreams Blendini®, Chocolate HEATH® Milkshake, and a “Chocolate Lover’s Sweepstakes” through February 23rd

TREVOSE, PA, February, 7, 2014:  Rita’s Italian Ice®, the world’s largest Italian Ice concept with over 600 stores, has introduced their newest creation, Mocha Cream Ice, which is now available at all participating Rita’s through February 23rd, 2014. Rita’s has also created a chocolate and coffee lover’s dream come true, the Chocolate Dreams Blendini®, made with new Mocha Cream Ice, Old-Fashioned Chocolate Frozen Custard, and HEATH® English Toffee Chunks. Also, beginning today, fans can enter Rita’s “Chocolate Lover’s Sweepstakes” for a chance to win SWEET prizes including a five pound Hershey’s® chocolate bar and Free Rita’s Ice for a year!

Coffee and chocolate are a match made in heaven.  Rita’s new Mocha Cream Ice is a rich, creamy blend of coffee and chocolate flavors, and is made fresh daily at each Rita’s location.  Guests can have the new Mocha Cream Ice served in any of Rita’s signature combination treats such as a Gelati layered with Old-Fashioned Frozen Custard, or in the new signature Chocolate Dreams Blendini®!

“February is the time for chocolate, and our new Mocha Cream Ice is sure to be a chocolate and coffee lover’s dream come true,” said Laura Lazar, Rita’s Senior Vice President of Marketing. “We invite Guests to try the amazing new Mocha Cream Ice and enjoy it in any of our delicious signature combination treats, including Gelati, Misto® or the new Chocolate Dreams Blendini®.

Fans can enter Rita’s “Chocolate Lover’s Sweepstakes” online, via Rita’s Facebook or Twitter, for a chance to win COOL prizes beginning today through February 23rd, 2014!  One (1) winner will be chosen on February 24th to receive FREE Rita’s Ice for a Year and a five pound Hershey’s® bar!   Plus ten (10) random winners will be selected throughout the contest to receive Rita’s and Hershey’s® prize packs filled with lots of fun treats!

Rita’s Milkshake of the Month is aimed at Chocolate Lovers too!  Rita’s new Chocolate HEATH® Milkshake is made with Old-Fashioned Chocolate Frozen Custard and HEATH® English Toffee Chunks.   Rita’s trio of Chocolate Lover’s Cool Treats are available now through February 23rd at all open Rita’s locations.  Please visit:  www.ritasice.com

With its motto, “Ice, Custard, Happiness”, Rita’s has been dedicated to serving up a big dose of happiness with their smooth and delicious frozen treats, made fresh daily, just like all Rita’s 65+ Italian Ice flavors, since 1984.  That’s thirty years of Rita’s happiness!  Get Rita’s. Get Happy!

 

About Rita’s Franchise Company

Rita’s Franchise Company, whose business is treats and mission is happiness, was founded 30 years ago, and is headquartered in Trevose, PA.  Rita’s is the largest Italian Ice concept in the world, with over 600 stores and its first international stores now open in China, and opening soon in Canada.  The thirty-year old brand is continuing to grow nationally and internationally through franchise opportunities.

The popular chain offers a variety of “Cool Treats” including its famous Italian Ice, made fresh daily with real fruit, available in over sixty-five flavors, including Old-Fashioned Frozen Custard, Sundaes, Light Custard, Frozen Custard Cakes, Custard Cookie Sandwiches made with OREO®, layered Gelati as well as its signature Misto® and Blendini® creations.  Since 1984, “Ice, Custard, Happiness,” has been the brand’s motto, and thirty years later, Rita’s is still dedicated to serving up a big dose of happiness with their freshly made, delicious, custom treats, in a fun-filled atmosphere.  Get Rita’s. Get Happy!

Rita’s was named one of the Top 25 Franchise High Performers by the Wall Street Journal’s “Startup Journal” and named Top 100 on Entrepreneur Magazine’s “Top 500 Franchise Rankings” in 2012.  For more information about Rita’s please call 1-800-677-7482 or visit www.ritasice.com or www.ownaritas.com

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Rita’s Italian Ice Awards Largest Area Franchise Development Ever

RITA’S ITALIAN ICE AWARDS LARGEST AREA FRANCHISE DEVELOPMENT EVER

 Rita’s Accelerates California Expansion and Awards Largest Franchise Development yet with more than 70 Stores slated to open over the next 5 years in San Diego, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties

TREVOSE, PA-February 4, Rita’s Italian Ice®, the world’s largest Italian Ice concept with over 600 stores, has awarded its largest area franchise development agreement ever to Rita’s GP, LLC, a business unit of a diverse business development group based in Old Town San Diego. Like so many others in San Diego, one of the partners is a transplant from the Philadelphia area, turned local San Diego entrepreneur.  Experiencing Rita’s for more than 17 years while living in the Philly area, they realized it was time to bring Rita’s refreshing Italian Ice, Frozen Custard and “Happiness” from the City of Brotherly Love to points west so all San Diegans can enjoy.  Rita’s GP, LLC, plans to open more than 70 Rita’s stores in San Diego, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. The development schedule outlines over 30 stores alone in San Diego County, over the next 5 years; beginning with the first Rita’s opening in Chula Vista at Bonita Point Plaza in March, 2014.

 In the following months, Rita’s stores will open in Santee, Escondido, Rancho Penasquitos, Vista, Oceanside, Scripps Ranch, San Marcos and soon thereafter, a neighborhood near you!

 Rita’s Italian Ice, which is celebrating 30 years in business, has been aggressively expanding across the United States, west to California as well as internationally.  In November, Rita’s opened its first-ever International store in Shenzhen, China, and last year, other franchisees opened the first California Rita’s stores in Carlsbad, Mission Viejo, Redondo Beach, Santa Clarita and Santa Monica.

 “Rita’s is proud to award our largest area development territory to date to Rita’s GP, LLC,” said Jeff Moody, Chief Executive Officer of Rita’s Franchise Company.  “They are building a world class company and as such have brought in industry veteran Kurt Kuyper as Director of Operations.  Kurt will lead the team as they accelerate Rita’s growth throughout San Diego, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties in California.”

 “We’re thrilled to be bringing Rita’s Ice-Custard-Happiness to San Diego and the Inland Empire,” said Kurt Kuyper.  “The Rita’s offering is unlike anything San Diegans have experienced…they’re in for a real “Sweet Treat” and we’re excited about the potential explosive growth Rita’s will experience as we introduce “Italian Ice”,  our Award-Winning Soft-Serve Frozen Custard and our oh-so-popular combination of the two – our famous Gelati.”

 Besides bringing the 30 year old, über-popular Italian Ice brand to San Diego, Rita’s will be creating more than 400 new jobs within their 30 San Diego area locations.  Now that’s happiness!  Rita’s San Diego is now hiring for their Chula Vista, Escondido, and Vista locations with more opportunities soon in Oceanside, San Marcos, Santee and Rancho Penasquitos.   Interested applicants should visit:  https://www.facebook.com/RitasofSanDiego .  For more information about Rita’s GP, LLC and the San Diego Market store openings, visit https://www.facebook.com/RitasofSanDiego  or email [email protected].

Rita’s has been dedicated to serving up a big dose of happiness with their smooth and delicious frozen treat, made fresh daily, with real fruit in more than 65+ flavors, since 1984.  Soon Guests in San Diego can choose from Rita’s Ice flavors

including the most popular, Mango, Cherry, Alex’s Lemonade, Swedish Fish®, and Cotton Candy, just to name a few!  If Guests want a bit more decadent treat, Rita’s Cream Ice, is offered in silky smooth flavors.  Health-conscious Guests can still enjoy a taste of Rita’s with Sugar-free flavors also available.

Rita’s is the “Home of Cool Treats” and offers many delicious options in addition to Italian Ice, including Misto® Shakes, a combination of Italian Ice and Custard blended into a cool, creamy, delicious customizable treat, a personalized Blendini®, which is Frozen Custard and Italian Ice with your choice of mix-ins such as Snickers® blended together or, a Gelati, with your choice of Italian Ice layered with creamy Frozen Custard. Milkshakes, Sundaes and Light Vanilla Custard, Frozen Custard Cakes and Custard Cookie Sandwiches are other examples of the unique treats Rita’s has on their menu.

 

About Rita’s Franchise Company

Rita’s Franchise Company, whose business is treats and mission is happiness, was founded 30 years ago, and is headquartered in Trevose, PA.  Rita’s is the largest Italian Ice concept in the world, with over 600 stores and its first international stores now open in China, and opening soon in Canada.  The thirty-year old brand is continuing to grow nationally and internationally through franchise opportunities.

 The popular chain offers a variety of “Cool Treats” including its famous Italian Ice, made fresh daily with real fruit, available in over sixty-five flavors, including Old-Fashioned Frozen Custard, Sundaes, Light Custard, Frozen Custard Cakes, Custard Cookie Sandwiches made with OREO®, layered Gelati as well as its signature Misto® and Blendini® creations.  Since 1984, “Ice, Custard, Happiness,” has been the brand’s motto, and thirty years later, Rita’s is still dedicated to serving up a big dose of happiness with their freshly made, delicious, custom treats, in a fun-filled atmosphere.  Get Rita’s. Get Happy!

 Rita’s was named one of the Top 25 Franchise High Performers by the Wall Street Journal’s “Startup Journal” and named Top 100 on Entrepreneur Magazine’s “Top 500 Franchise Rankings” in 2012.  For more information about Rita’s please call 1-800-677-7482 or visit www.ritasice.com or www.ownaritas.com

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 For photos, interviews or samples, please contact:  Linda Duke at 415-492-4534   [email protected]

Rita’s Italian Ice Introduces Sugar-Free Dragonfruit Ice

RITA’S ITALIAN ICE INTRODUCES SUGAR-FREE DRAGONFRUIT ICE

Award-Winning Light Vanilla Frozen Custard and New Sugar-Free Dragonfruit Ice Give Guests Better-For-You Treats to Keep New Year’s Resolutions

 TREVOSE, PA, January 7, 2014:  Rita’s Italian Ice, the world’s largest Italian Ice concept with over 600 outlets, announced the debut of its newest Italian Ice flavor, Sugar-Free Dragonfruit Ice, which is now available for a limited time at all participating Rita’s outlets.  Rita’s new Sugar-Free Dragonfruit Ice is mildly sweet and low in calories like the exotic cactus fruit it comes from, and joins Rita’s award-winning Light Vanilla Frozen Custard as a skinny and delicious, Better-For-You option, now available at participating Rita’s through January 22nd, 2014.

“January is a great time to introduce Better-For-You Treats, like our new Sugar-Free Dragonfruit Ice, to help our guests keep their New Year’s resolutions,” said Jeff Moody, Rita’s Chief Executive Officer. “If you take our award-winning Light Vanilla Frozen Custard and layer it with our new Sugar-Free Dragon fruit Ice, it makes our new Skinny Gelati, a one of a kind treat with 30% less calories than a regular Gelati.”

Rita’s new Sugar-Free Dragonfruit Ice contains 50% less calories than Rita’s regular Italian Ice, which is a smooth and delicious frozen treat, made fresh daily and available in over 65 flavors. New Sugar-Free Dragonfruit Ice is available now at participating locations through January 22nd, 2014.  For a list of Rita’s locations please visit: www.ritasice.com

With its motto, “Ice, Custard, Happiness”, Rita’s has been dedicated to serving up a big dose of happiness with their freshly made, delicious “Cool Treats” since 1984.  That’s thirty years of Rita’s happiness!

 

About Rita’s Franchise Company

Rita’s Franchise Company, founded 30 years ago, and headquartered in Trevose, PA, is the largest Italian Ice concept in the world, with over 600 outlets.  Rita’s presently has its first international outlet open in China, with outlets coming soon in Canada, and is continuing to grow nationally and internationally through franchise opportunities.

The popular chain offers a variety of frozen treats including its famous Italian Ice, made fresh daily with real fruit, available in over sixty-five flavors, Old-Fashioned Frozen Custard, Sundaes, Light Custard, Frozen Custard Cakes, Custard Cookie Sandwiches made with OREO®, layered Gelati as well as its signature Misto® and Blendini® creations. Since 1984, “Ice, Custard, Happiness,” has been the brand’s motto, and thirty years later, Rita’s is still dedicated to serving up a big dose of happiness with their freshly made, delicious, custom treats, in a fun-filled atmosphere.

Rita’s was named one of the Top 25 Franchise High Performers by the Wall Street Journal’s “Startup Journal” and named Top 100 on Entrepreneur Magazine’s “Top 500 Franchise Rankings” in 2012.  For more information about Rita’s please call 1-800-677-7482 or visit www.ritasice.com or www.ownaritas.com

Rita’s Italian Ice Opens First International Outlet – Now Scooping in China

RITA’S ITALIAN ICE OPENS FIRST INTERNATIONAL OUTLET – NOW SCOOPING IN CHINA

 Popular United States “Ice, Custard, Happiness” Treat Brand Now Open in Shenzhen
Will Offer Buy One Regular Italian Ice, Get One Free to All Guests at Grand Opening

 UNITED STATES, Trevose, PA, October 16, 2013, Rita’s Italian Ice, now the world’s largest Italian Ice concept with over 600 outlets in 21 states, has opened its first international outlet at Unit 202A, Ocean Seaview Hotel, Hua Qiao Cheng, No 3 Guang Qiao Road, Nanshan District, Shenzhen, China.  Since 1984, “Ice, Custard, Happiness,” has been the popular United States east coast brand’s motto, and almost thirty years later, Rita’s is dedicated to serving up a big dose of happiness with their freshly made custom treats in China. Rita’s traditional Italian Ice is a smooth and delicious frozen treat made with real fruit available in over 65 flavors.  Rita’s Shenzhen will celebrate by offering Buy One Regular Rita’s Italian Ice and Get One Free for all Guests to try this amazing cool treat at their Grand Opening celebration Friday, November 8th, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

“Opening our first International Rita’s is a historic milestone,” said Jeff Moody, Chief Executive Officer, Rita’s Italian Ice.  “For almost 30 years we’ve been serving up happiness to millions of American guests and we’re thrilled to now start spreading our unique brand of refreshing happiness to the billions of people around the world who could also use a little happiness, starting in Shenzhen China.  We’re confident the Chinese consumer will absolutely love Rita’s Ices, Custards, Gelatis, and more.”

The new International outlet in China is owned by Shenzhen XingHeFeng Trade Co., Ltd, Rita’s master franchisor for Southern China, who plans to open 31 Rita’s outlets over 10 years. The next Rita’s outlet opening will be in the Nanshan District at 59B Podium, Rose Garden, Phase 2 Shekou, Shenzhen.

“We are very excited to introduce Rita’s famous Ice and Cool Treats to China and be the first International outlet for the brand,” said Xu Xue Ling, Chairman for Shenzhen XingHeFeng Trade Co., Ltd, Rita’s Master Franchisee China.  “Many have never tasted Rita’s Italian Ice so we’re introducing a unique product and flavors and hope Rita’s will be everyone’s new favorite treat in China too!”

Rita’s new “Home of Cool Treats” in Shenzhen will celebrate their Grand Opening Friday, November 8th, 2013.  All Guests who visit the new Rita’s Italian Ice outlet who Buy One Regular Italian Ice will Get One Free of their choice. Guests can choose from numerous Rita’s Ice flavors including the most popular, Mango, Cherry, Alex’s Lemonade, Swedish Fish®, and Cotton Candy, just to name a few!  If Guests want a bit more decadent treat, Rita’s Cream Ice, without the heaviness of ice cream, is offered in silky smooth flavors.  Health-conscious Guests can still enjoy a taste of Rita’s with Sugar-free flavors also available.

Rita’s the “Home of Cool Treats” offers many delicious options that combine their famous Italian Ice and Frozen Custard, including their layered Gelati, blended Misto® Shake, or a Blendini® which combines Ice, Custard and a delicious topping, such as Snickers®.

The new Rita’s Italian Ice in Shenzhen is located at Unit 202A, Ocean Seaview Hotel, No 3 Guang Qiao Road, Nanshan District, Shenzhen, China.  Hours of operation are 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. daily.  Phone:  86-755 86964283.

Rita’s Italian Ice in China features the same great combination of fresh made Ice in a clean, fun atmosphere that patrons have loved since the first Rita’s location opened, almost thirty years ago in the United States, in Pennsylvania by Bob Tumolo, a former Philadelphia firefighter.

 

About Rita’s Franchise Company

Rita’s Franchise Company, founded in 1984 and headquartered in Trevose, PA, is the largest Italian Ice concept in the United States, currently operating in 21 states with over 600 outlets.  Rita’s presently has international outlets opening in China, India, ABC islands (Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao), and Canada, and is continuing to grow nationally and internationally through franchise opportunities.

 

The popular chain offers a variety of frozen treats including its famous Italian Ice, made fresh daily with real fruit, available in over sixty-five flavors, Old-Fashioned Frozen Custard, Sundaes with Unlimited Toppings, Light Custard, Frozen Custard Cakes, Custard Cookie Sandwiches made with OREO®, layered Gelati as well as its signature Misto® and Blendini® creations. Since 1984, “Ice, Custard, Happiness,” has been the brand’s motto, and almost thirty years later, Rita’s is still dedicated to serving up a big dose of happiness with their freshly made, delicious, custom treats, in a fun-filled atmosphere.

 

Rita’s topped the Zagat Survey for the #1 Best Quick Refreshment, Ice Cream/Custard for 2012, and was named one of the Top 25 Franchise High Performers by the Wall Street Journal’s “Startup Journal” and named Top 100 on Entrepreneur Magazine’s “Top 500 Franchise Rankings” in 2012.  For more information about Rita’s please call 1-800-677-7482 or visit www.ritasice.com or www.ownaritas.com

 

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Rita’s Italian Ice Introduces New Caramel Delights

RITA’S ITALIAN ICE INTRODUCES NEW CARAMEL DELIGHTS!

Dulce de Leche Cream Ice and Caramel Milkshake Join Fall Favorites Menu

 TREVOSE, PA, October 2, 2013:  Rita’s Italian Ice, the nation’s largest Italian Ice concept with over 600 outlets in 21 states, announced the debut of its newest Cream Ice flavor, Dulce de Leche, which is now available for a limited time at all open Rita’s outlets.  Rita’s new Dulce de Leche is named after the popular South American dessert prepared by slowly heating sweetened milk to create a product that derives its taste from the caramelization of the product, changing flavor and color.  Literally translated, it means “candy of milk” and has a rich, decadent, delicious flavor, now available as a Rita’s fall favorite Cream Ice flavor through October 22nd.  Complementing Dulce de Leche Cream Ice is another caramel delight, the Caramel Milkshake, which is Rita’s new Milkshake of the Month for October.

“Rita’s is proud to introduce our newest caramel creation, Dulce de Leche Cream Ice,” said Jeff Moody, Chief Executive Officer, Rita’s.  “The amazing creamy caramel flavor of Dulce de Leche and our new Caramel Milkshake are out of this world!”

Rita’s signature Italian Ice is a smooth and delicious frozen treat, made fresh daily and available in over 65 flavors, including the new Dulce de Leche Cream Ice, available now through October 22nd, 2013.  For a list of Rita’s locations please visit: www.ritasice.com.

With its motto, “Ice, Custard, Happiness”, Rita’s has been dedicated to serving up a big dose of happiness with their freshly made, delicious “Cool Treats” since 1984.  That’s almost thirty years of Rita’s happiness!

 

About Rita’s Franchise Company

Rita’s Franchise Company, founded in 1984 and headquartered in Trevose, PA, is the largest Italian Ice concept in the United States, currently operating in 21 states with over 600 outlets. Rita’s presently has international outlets opening in China, India, ABC islands (Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao), and Canada, and is continuing to grow nationally and internationally through franchise opportunities.

The popular chain offers a variety of frozen treats including its famous Italian Ice, made fresh daily with real fruit, available in over sixty-five flavors, Old-Fashioned Frozen Custard, Milkshakes, Sundaes with Unlimited Toppings, Light Custard, Frozen Custard Cakes, Custard Cookie Sandwiches made with OREO®, layered Gelati as well as its signature Misto® and Blendini® creations. Since 1984, “Ice, Custard, Happiness,” has been the brand’s motto, and almost thirty years later, Rita’s is still dedicated to serving up a big dose of happiness with their freshly made, delicious, custom treats, in a fun-filled atmosphere.

Rita’s topped the Zagat Survey for the #1 Best Quick Refreshment, Ice Cream/Custard for 2012, and was named one of the Top 25 Franchise High Performers by the Wall Street Journal’s “Startup Journal” and named Top 100 on Entrepreneur Magazine’s “Top 500 Franchise Rankings” in 2012.  For more information about Rita’s please call 1-800-677-7482 or visit www.ritasice.com or www.ownaritas.com

Rita’s Italian Ice Introduces New Pumpkin Cheesecake Cream Ice

Newest Cream Ice Flavor Sure to be a Fall Favorite at All Rita’s Outlets Beginning September 4th through September 24th

TREVOSE, PA, September 4, 2013: Rita’s Italian Ice, the nation’s largest Italian Ice concept with over 600 outlets in 21 states has introduced its newest flavor, Pumpkin Cheesecake Cream Ice, to its Cool Treat menu for a limited time beginning today through September 24th, 2013. Rita’s newest Cream Ice flavor combines the best of two Rita’s flavors, Cheesecake and Pumpkin Pie, for the ultimate fall treat, Pumpkin Cheesecake Cream Ice!

“Our new Pumpkin Cheesecake Cream is the most refreshing way possible to enjoy the flavor of the holidays,” said Jeff Moody, Rita’s Chief Executive Officer. “It’s sure to be a fall favorite!”

Rita’s new Pumpkin Cheesecake Cream Ice has that smooth and velvety texture that only cheesecake has, while at the same time, having the subtle flavor of pumpkin and its complementary spices. Guests are encouraged to ask for a free sample of this rich delicious Cream Ice flavor!

Rita’s signature Italian Ice is a smooth and delicious frozen treat, made fresh daily and available in over 65 flavors, including the new Pumpkin Cheesecake Cream Ice, available now through September 24, 2013. For a list of Rita’s locations please visit: www.ritasice.com

With its motto, “Ice, Custard, Happiness”, Rita’s has been dedicated to serving up a big dose of happiness with their freshly made, delicious “Cool Treats” since 1984. That’s almost thirty years of Rita’s happiness!

 

About Rita’s Franchise Company
Rita’s Franchise Company, founded in 1984 and headquartered in Trevose, PA, is the largest Italian Ice concept in the United States, currently operating in 21 states with over 600 outlets. Rita’s presently has international outlets opening in China, India, ABC islands (Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao), and Canada, and is continuing to grow nationally and internationally through franchise opportunities.

The popular chain offers a variety of frozen treats including its famous Italian Ice, made fresh daily with real fruit, available in over sixty-five flavors, Old-Fashioned Frozen Custard, Milkshakes, Sundaes with Unlimited Toppings, Light Custard, Frozen Custard Cakes, Custard Cookie Sandwiches made with OREO®, layered Gelati as well as its signature Misto® and Blendini® creations. Since 1984, “Ice, Custard, Happiness,” has been the brand’s motto, and almost thirty years later, Rita’s is still dedicated to serving up a big dose of happiness with their freshly made, delicious, custom treats, in a fun-filled atmosphere.
Rita’s topped the Zagat Survey for the #1 Best Quick Refreshment, Ice Cream/Custard for 2012, and was named one of the Top 25 Franchise High Performers by the Wall Street Journal’s “Startup Journal” and named Top 100 on Entrepreneur Magazine’s “Top 500 Franchise Rankings” in 2012. For more information about Rita’s please call 1-800-677-7482 or visit www.ritasice.com or www.ownaritas.com

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