Franchise Reviews

Long-Time Friends Bring Top Frozen Dessert Franchise to Florida

If you’re a hands-on entrepreneur with a passion for growth, or a Franchise Owner looking for a smart... read more

Top Frozen Dessert Franchise, Rita's Italian Ice Store

Re-energizing an iconic brand

Not one to rest on its laurels, Rita’s Italian Ice & Frozen Custard took its 35-year iconic brand to... read more

Top Frozen Dessert Franchise

A Top Frozen Dessert Franchise Inside and Out

Drive-thrus turn winter months into additional revenue opportunities.  A Rita’s Italian Ice franchise has always been a top QSR franchise... read more

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Rita’s Makes Headlines as a Top Food Franchise

There’s reason to celebrate over at Rita’s. We’re cheers-ing our Italian ices and frozen custards because we made the... read more

Hezrron handing out italian ice

When dreams to open a top frozen desert franchise come true

From Immigrating to the US to saving up for over a decade, Hezrron Gonzales knew he would own a... read more

Rita's Franchise Owner, Steve Wilkos, serving customers

Multi-Unit Franchise Owner Spotlight: Steve Wilkos

Before entering the world of franchising and owning a top frozen dessert franchise, Steve Wilkos of Indiana comes from... read more

Multi-Unit Franchise Owner Spotlight: Jeff Burroughs

The path to becoming a top frozen dessert Franchise Owner When Jeff Burroughs was a high schooler working at a... read more

We've been undercover

Rita’s CEO goes Undercover

Rita’s Italian Ice is poised for future growth. With a recent appearance on an episode of CBS’s award-winning original... read more

A silver Cadillac sudan waits in line at the drive-thru of a Rita's franchise.

What we learned from the pandemic

Walk-up windows and the best people in the business made Rita’s franchise a great food franchise to operate in... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

Entrepreneur magazine names Rita’s among 2019’s Top Franchises for Veterans

See why Rita’s makes perfect sense for veterans seeking a transition into civilian careers Entrepreneur magazine ranked Rita’s Italian Ice... read more

How we help you broaden your customer base

From mobile units to catering, Rita’s offers alternate revenue streams that help boost customer traffic and make the most... read more

Rita’s Italian Ice is named to Franchise Times 200+ franchise ranking

We’ve got a unique brand, a history of success and a simple business model Rita’s Italian Ice franchise has been... read more

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... read more

16 new shops and counting

Rita’s has opened a slew of franchises since June, and our brand is picking up momentum Coral Springs, FL, mayor... read more

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... read more

Top Frozen Dessert Franchise, Rita's Italian Ice Store

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... read more

35 years to iconic status – Tennessee Titans player Logan Ryan helps scoop Rita’s ice

How Rita’s invented a new category in the ice cream franchise segment and built a cult following that’s stronger... read more

If you start today, your Rita’s franchise could be open by spring

From your first phone call to cutting the ribbon at your Grand Opening, here’s your journey to becoming a... read more

What’s your why?

Rita’s could be what you’re looking for: a happy, seasonal franchise opportunity that gives you a second chance One of... read more

Why Rita’s is a great family franchise

Our happy atmosphere and simplicity of operations make it the perfect place for your family to work together on... read more

What you get for your startup costs

Rita’s initial investment is more affordable than most restaurant franchises, and the value is excellent when you consider what... read more

5 reasons not to open a Rita’s

This is no ordinary ice cream franchise. In fact, it’s not an ice cream franchise at all. The franchise life... read more

A better chance for success

Don’t let fear hold you back. Rita’s personal business coaches will guide you every step of the way For a... read more

Rita’s Italian Ice announces 4 new franchise store openings

Rita’s franchise growth gets off to a strong start in 2019 with Q1 openings establishing momentum Stepping up to increase... read more

Our seasonal franchises reap big rewards every spring on Opening Day

No matter how un-spring like the weather may be, brand fans brave the weather for their favorite first sign... read more

How to gain brand fans in a new market

When you introduce Rita’s frozen dessert franchise in a new territory, our unique products and business model create big... read more

Rita’s Italian Ice named top franchise for veterans

Entrepreneur magazine includes Rita’s frozen desserts franchise among the top franchise picks for veterans transitioning to civilian life The skills... read more

A double? Why not a triple?

Rita’s franchise is the perfect business model to stack up into a multi-unit franchise investment for your portfolio Rita’s franchises... read more

Rita’s Italian Ice could be one of your best bets for 2019

Entrepreneur magazine names frozen desserts as Top Franchise Category, and we’re already one of the best frozen dessert franchises... read more

Rita’s franchisees offer up their positive results

From developing young leaders to working in a fun business, Rita’s owners share why they love owning our frozen... read more

Rita’s new year will bring new growth, new advantages for franchisees

Our frozen dessert franchise has big plans in store for 2019 with new tech, new footprints and new ways... read more

Rita’s franchise review: Seizing the opportunity in Dallas

Dallas franchisee Sean Evans missed his favorite East Coast brand, so he decided to open up a few of... read more

Multi-unit owners offer secrets to success with Rita’s

Rita’s multi-unit owners share what they’ve learned about successfully juggling different locations Keeping up with more than one franchise can... read more

Rita’s vs. Häagen-Dazs: Which frozen dessert franchise should you buy?

As the larger of the two franchises, we offer the resources and support of a more established market presence,... read more

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. Tom... read more

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 As... read more

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... read more

Rita’s ranks among best franchises for veterans by Entrepreneur, Military Times

Get a discount on our fees while using your leadership and teamwork skills to become a successful business owner Our... read more

Higher margins and simple operations help Rita’s owners expand with mobile units, venues

With simple operations and high margins, mobile business and special venues offer Rita’s owners a big Italian ice business... read more

Rita’s: A business for all seasons

Whether their Rita’s operates on a seasonal basis or is open year-round, our franchisees are finding ways to meet... read more

Rita’s Franchisee Review: Albert Holley of Maryland

Former high school coach returns to his entrepreneurial dreams with Rita’s Italian Ice franchises Rita’s franchisee Albert Holley and his... read more

3 reasons to own a Rita’s Italian Ice franchise

Our growing brand in a stable industry offers advantages you might not have thought of If you live in the... read more

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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.