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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 Top 5 Frozen Dessert Franchises category in Entrepreneur’s Top 500 Franchise ranking! This annual list from Entrepreneur recognizes different food franchise categories, such as Top QSR Franchises, Top Ice Cream Franchises, Sports Bar Franchises, frozen dessert franchises and more. Rita’s was aptly placed within the Frozen Dessert brand category and we’re so proud to be recognized as a Top Food Franchise.

How does Entrepreneur pick its Top Food Franchises?

Each year prior to Entrepreneur releasing their Top Food Franchise rankings, their team looks at 1000+ applicants and takes many different details into consideration. The process for their Franchise 500 is based on an evaluation of more than 150 data points in the areas of costs and fees, size and growth, franchisee support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability.

In addition to providing delicious Italian Ice and frozen custard to our guests each day, Rita’s Franchise Owners strive to put emphasis on all of these areas, so it’s an honor to be recognized for it by Entrepreneur.

A multi-unit franchise opportunity with a Top Food Franchise

If you’ve been considering becoming a Rita’s Franchise Owner, our recognition as a Top Food Franchise should be all the convincing you need. That being said, there are even more reasons why you should invest in our franchise. For example, we offer flexible store footprints with drive-thru options and simple food production. Maybe you’re looking for a way to bring tasty frozen treats and some positivity to your community. Many of our Franchise Owners chose Rita’s because they wanted a job they enjoyed and that they could simultaneously be successful at. “I can have fun while making money,” said Franchise Owner Jeff Burroughs, when asked why he chose Rita’s.

Our fresh quality standards are what set us apart in a $28B industry, and one of the many reasons why Entrepreneur recognized us as a Top Food Franchise. A multi-unit franchise opportunity with Rita’s means you become part of a proud lifestyle brand with seasonal or year-round operations in 30+ states, proudly serving their loyal guests.

To learn more about our Top Food Franchise, watch the CEO of Rita’s Italian Ice & Frozen Custard, Linda Chadwick, go undercover on CBS’s Emmy-award winning show, UNDERCOVER BOSS.

Ready to become a franchise owner with a Top Food Franchise?  Just fill out the form below and a member of the Rita’s Franchise Development Team will contact you shortly.

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.