Rita's franchisees Vivian Pressley and Dave Harris

Rita’s franchise review: Dave Harris of Willingboro, New Jersey

Former attorney finds happiness as a Rita’s franchise owner, a career change he says has added years to his life Husband-and-wife team Vivian Pressley and Dave Harris Born and raised in Philadelphia, Dave Harris has been enjoying Rita’s Italian Ice since...

Brian and Cassandra Kibler

Rita’s franchise review: Brian and Cassandra Kibler of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

From financial professionals to Italian ice scoopers, the Kiblers found their happy calling far from home. Brian and Cassandra Kibler opened their Rita’s Italian Ice in the tourist town of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, nestled in the foothills of the Smoky...

John Vanore

Rita’s Franchise Review: John Vanore of New Jersey & Pennsylvania

John Vanore has been a Rita’s franchisee since 1999. Find out why he’s stayed so long, and why he had the No. 1 performing store in 2019. John Vanore works really hard for 7 months, and for the remaining 5,...

Rita’s franchise review: Annmarie Brown of Northeast Philadelphia

When marketing and accounting backgrounds come together, they end up being an unbeatable combination for business Annmarie Brown and her husband had known for a while they wanted to go into business together. He had experience in accounting and business;...

Rita’s Franchise Review: IFA Operator of the Year, Mitch Cove of Philadelphia

He’s our OG franchisee, the longest-standing franchise owner in the system, IFA's Operator of the Year, and he loves where he sees the brand going today Mitch Cove and Linda Chadwick at the 2019 IFA ceremony, where Mitch was named...

Rita’s Franchise Review: Harry Jones of Suwanee, GA

Professional caterer finds Rita’s catering has been key to his success As the longtime owner of Katie’s Catering in the Atlanta suburb of Suwanee, Georgia, Harry Jones is no stranger to the foodservice business. So when he was looking for...

Rita’s franchisee found ‘love at first bite’

Lawyer Maria Finley who opens first Rita’s franchise in state of Louisiana featured in local newspaper Attorney Maria Finley was a new empty-nester who was ready to move away from her hometown of Baton Rouge and start a new chapter...

Rita’s Franchise Review: Tom Kowal of Central New Jersey (Hunterdon County)

Multi-unit franchisee turned Rita’s into a family enterprise. See how he grew from fresh college graduate to multi-unit owner. Owning multiple Rita’s franchises may be the smarter investment. Tom Kowal owns four walk-up Rita’s Italian Ice units: a stand-alone in Clinton,...

Rita’s Franchise Review: Rob Tarr of Fairhope, AL

Coast Guard veteran and former nuclear engineer shifts gears to an exciting new career as Alabama’s first multi-unit franchisee Frozen treats of every kind are welcome in the Alabama heat, which is why Rob Tarr decided to become a multi-unit...

Rita’s Franchisee Review: Mike Sodi of Doylestown, PA

Former dry cleaner figured out quickly the one thing he should never do in order to stay popular with Rita’s customers Italian Ice and frozen custard are at the core of every treat we serve, which makes Rita’s unique among...