Dallas franchisee Sean Evans missed his favorite East Coast brand, so he decided to open up a few of his own in his new hometown. Dallas has more sunny days than rainy and more hot days than cold. It’s the perfect place for Rita’s Italian Ice to have a large presence....read more
Rita’s multi-unit owners share what they’ve learned about successfully juggling different locations Keeping up with more than one franchise can seem, at times, like that old plate-spinning act: You spin one plate atop a pole, move on to the next and the next, and by...read more
As the larger of the two franchises, we offer the resources and support of a more established market presence, and we still have plenty of prime territory available Rita’s Italian Ice holds a unique position in the $28 billion frozen desserts industry, serving two...read more
Multi-unit franchisee turned Rita’s into a family enterprise. See how he grew from fresh college graduate to multi-unit owner. Tom Kowal owns four walk-up Rita’s Italian Ice units: a stand-alone in Clinton, NJ, that he purchased in 2006; an end-cap location in...read more
Coast Guard veteran and former nuclear engineer shifts gears to an exciting new career as Alabama’s first multi-unit franchisee As a self-described military brat, Rob Tarr grew up all over the country, never really attaching to one particular place. Alabama became a...read more
Former dry cleaner figured out quickly the one thing he should never do in order to stay popular with Rita’s customers Rule No. 1 in Fight Club is “Don’t talk about Fight Club.” Rule No. 1 at Rita’s? It’s a little different. “You don’t run out of mango ice,” says Mike...read more
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