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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

Rita’s Italian Ice Awards Third Area Development Agreement in California

Local developers set eyes on double-digit growth as they expand in Orange County

 

Orange County, Calif. (September 22, 2015) – Rita’s Italian Ice, the world’s largest Italian Ice concept with more than 600 stores, announced it’s furthering its expansion in California with another area development agreement for the development of Orange County, Calif. The agreement was awarded to OC Ice, which is led by veteran franchisees Jimmy Whalen, Joe MacDougall and Howard Joelson. Together, the group owns a total of six Rita’s stores in... Read More

Rita’s Makes Bold Move into Convenience & Gas Channel

World’s largest Italian Ice concept opens first store in California and plans for 60 stores by 2025

 

TREVOSE, Pa. (July 20, 2015) – Today, Rita’s Italian Ice , the world’s largest Italian Ice concept with more than 600 stores, officially announced it will enter the convenience and gas channel nationwide with two area development agreements. The agreements were awarded to M&M ARC Inc. for the development of the West and to Ice & Go LLC for the development of the Midwest, South and Northeast. Together, the two agreements call... Read More

From “The Great White North” to the Tropics, Rita’s Italian Ice Continues International Expansion

World’s largest Italian Ice concept opens 3 stores in Canada and plans for Puerto Rico

 

TREVOSE, Pa. (July 1, 2015) – Today, Rita’s Italian Ice , Today, Rita’s Italian Ice, the world’s largest Italian Ice concept with more than 600 stores, announced it’s continuing its international expansion and awarding its fifth international master franchise agreement for the development of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and British Virgin Islands. The news comes as the company is continuing to make great strides in the North, officially... Read More

Italian ice chain looking to open 30 Massachusetts locations

Trevose, Pennsylvania-based Rita’s Franchise Co. is partnering with a Boston entrepreneur to introduce the Rita’s Italian Ice brand to Massachusetts and open 30 stores in the commonwealth by 2023.

 

Pennsylvania-based Rita’s Franchise Co. is partnering with a Boston entrepreneur to introduce the Rita’s Italian Ice brand to Massachusetts and open 30 stores in the commonwealth in the next eight years.

 

Rita’s bills itself as the “largest Italian Ice concept in the world,” with more than 600 stores in the U.S. The chain serves frozen treats and is... Read More

Rita’s Italian Ice Captures Entire East Coast with Expansion to Boston

Boston Local Brings Signature Cool Treats to Bean Town with Aggressive Growth Plan

 

TREVOSE, Pa. and BOSTON (May 31, 2015) – Today, Rita’s Italian Ice, the world’s largest Italian Ice concept with more than 600 stores, announced it will expand north to Boston as part of its aggressive domestic and international growth plan. The company awarded a franchise and area development deal to Erica’s, LLC for Boston and its surrounding metropolitan area, which will include the development of more than 30 stores by 2023. The expansion plan... Read More