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.

Two men stand in front of a Rita’s shop in a strip mall. A sign above the shop reads “Rita’s” and ”Italian Ice” and “Frozen Custard.”

Sean and Jerry Evans stand in front of their new Rita’s Italian Ice franchise in Arlington, Texas.

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!