New Openings

Record-Breaking Rita’s Italian Ice Location Opens in California

New Store More than Doubles Previous Opening Day and Opening Week Records


Stockton, Calif. (August 2016) – Rita’s Italian Ice franchisee Bob Tanon is celebrating the successful grand opening of his new location in Stockton, California. The new store made a splash in the local community and beat previous Rita’s records for both opening day and opening week sales by more than double. Tanon credits the tremendous success to a supportive community and a carefully orchestrated pre-opening marketing campaign.


Tanon has a long and... Read More

Rita’s Italian Ice Expands with New Locations Across Florida

50 Area Developer Agreements to Be Sold Across North and South Florida


TREVOSE, Pa. (July 2016) – Rita’s Italian Ice & Frozen Custard has announced a new 50 store development agreement to expand the fast growing frozen treat brand into North and South Florida. Sunshine State Ice Empire, LLC, partners Matt Rasmussen and Harry and Helen Dong will be working to establish 50 new Rita’s locations in sunny Florida.  Sunshine State Ice Empire signed the agreement at the end of June, and have already fielded 20+ inquiries to award... Read More

Rita’s Italian Ice Expands with Area Developer Agreements in Chicago

22 Stores to Open Across DuPage, Will and Cook Counties in Illinois


CHICAGO (June 2016) – Rita’s Italian Ice is expanding with new locations to open throughout the Windy City in Illinois. Chicago Ice Empire, LLC has been named as the area developer for DuPage, Will and Cook counties for Rita’s Franchise Company, which currently has no footprint in Illinois, despite having over 600 locations worldwide.


Chicago’s Area Developers are working closely with Rita’s corporate to grow the brand within a designated geographic... Read More

Rita’s Italian Ice Expands with Area Developer Agreements

Local Franchisees and Rita's Italian Ice Expands Brand by Offering 65 Franchise Opportunities across Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico


DENVER (May 2016) - Rita’s Italian Ice signs its thirtieth area development agreement for Colorado and Wyoming.  Rita’s strategic growth plan constitutes area developers to pioneer Rita’s icy treats while bringing innovative growth to their expansion plan.  Area developers are Rita’s enthusiasts and work closely with the franchisor to acquire new franchisees in their territories who are passionate about the Rita’s... Read More

Rita's Italian Ice Awards Four Area Development Agreements from Washington to Hawaii

World's Largest Italian Ice Concept Looks to Close 2015 with Record-Breaking Expansion


TREVOSE, Pa., Nov. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Rita's Italian Ice, the world's largest Italian Ice concept with more than 600 stores, continues its impressive expansion into the fourth quarter, awarding four new area development deals for Washington, Idaho, Hawaii, and Ventura County and San Jose, California respectively. The company opened 2015 with a renewed focus on growth at home and abroad, and as a result has... Read More