16 new shops and counting


Rita’s has opened a slew of franchises since June, and our brand is picking up momentum

Two men stand in front of a Rita’s shop in a strip mall. The man on the left is holding a chocolate cone. A sign above the shop reads “Rita’s” and “Italian Ice” and “Frozen Custard.”

Coral Springs, FL, mayor Scott Brook and franchisee Courtney Todman stand in front of Todman’s new Rita’s shop.

Rita’s is starting off strong in autumn after opening 16 Italian ice franchises from June through September. We’re proud of our steady, strategic growth and continued interest from experienced entrepreneurs who want to open their own Rita’s shops.

Here’s a list of our most recent openings:

  • Dutch Wonderland amusement park in Lancaster, PA
  • Reno, NV
  • Lake Buena Vista, FL
  • Logan Township, NJ
  • Kennett Square, PA
  • West Jordan, UT
  • Lewistown, PA
  • Hilliard, OH
  • Coral Springs, FL
  • Essex, MD
  • Holland, MI
  • Ocala, FL
  • Elkridge, MD
  • State Farm Arena, Atlanta, GA
  • Arlington, TX
  • 51st Street in Brooklyn, NY

Our 35-year-old brand has long been a cult favorite in the Philadelphia area, and our popularity is spreading as we grow our presence across the country.

How our Italian ice franchises stand out

Ice cream franchises are a dime a dozen. But an opportunity to sell Italian ices and frozen custard is unique in the $28 billion frozen desserts industry, which is one reason our 600-unit chain of frozen custard and Italian ice franchises is expanding nationwide.

Italian ice and frozen custard form the base for all of the treats on our menu, which helps simplify operations and keep our food costs low, both in terms of inventory and food waste. Catering and mobile units provide franchisees with the flexibility to create additional revenue streams by taking our delicious frozen treats to the people.

The seasonal aspect of our business — franchises in colder climates are often closed during the winter months — allows franchise owners the opportunity to use the downtime to strategize unit growth and revenue potential. Rita’s is ideal for both multi-unit operators and single-unit owners.

Learn more about the business opportunity

Are there any Rita’s Italian Ice franchises near you? Don’t you think there should be? If you’d like to learn more about our available territories and franchise opportunities, please explore our research pages or fill out the form on this page to request more information. We look forward to hearing from you!

This information is not intended as an offer to sell a franchise. We will not offer you a franchise until we have complied with disclosure and registration requirements in your jurisdiction. Contact Rita’s Franchise Company, LLC, located at 1210 Northbrook Drive, Suite 310, Trevose, PA 19053 to request a copy of our Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). RESIDENTS OF NEW YORK: This advertisement is not an offering. An offering can only be made by a prospectus filed first with the Department of Law of the State of New York. Such filing does not constitute approval by the New York Department of Law.