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Rita's Italian Ice

Rita's Italian Ice


Be your own boss. Own your own Rita's.

Feed your craving!

Rita's Italian Ice Franchise - Take charge of your future and become a part of the Rita's phenomenon. Own a franchise that delivers category dominance,  a proven business model, expert training & support and a ground floor opportunity.

Ritas Italian Ice

We own our category.

In 1984 Rita's Italian Ice opened its first store with the simple intention to offer the best tasting, high quality Italian Ice around. Today, we own the category we virtually created, franchising in 23 states with 550 stores open.

The Wall Street Journal has named Rita's a "Top 25 Franchise High Performer."

Our Guests love Our products.

Our unique menu features fat-free and cholesterol-free Italian Ices (including a sugar-free selection), cream ices, rich and creamy frozen custards, and signature creations such as our Misto shake, Blendini™ and deliciously layered Gelati.

A Proven Business Model

Ritas Italian Ice

Our business model is fine-tuned by over 25 years of hands-on experience and we're continually improving it to better serve our customers and their communities. We've gone to great lengths to streamline store operations, to perfect the customer service experience, to build a recognizable brand, and to support our corporate and local store marketing goals with professional programs and resources. Without question, Rita's is serious business! Our recipe includes expert training and support.

As a Rita 's franchise, you will receive support in:

  • Getting Started
    Crunching the numbers • Understanding the process • Preparing your timeline and action plan
  • Securing Real Estate
    Assessing market availability • Evaluating properties • Negotiating assistance • Real estate manager support
  • Constructing and Designing Your Store
    Working with Rita's Project Manager • Working with your local officials • Finalizing your design • Building your store
  • Rita's COOL University
    New state-of-the-art live training facility • Producing and maintaining the product • Operations and procedures • Inventory controls • Safe food handling • Customer service excellence • Financial management and marketing
  • Store Opening Support
    On-site training • Assistance with store setup • Assistance with staff development • Review of operational programs and systems • Financial management • Grand Opening marketing plan
  • Research and Development
    New products • Flavor and equipment development and refinement • Support of your franchise for long-term success
  • Ongoing Field Support
    Assistance with new product roll-out • Updates on new programs/systems • Advising on local store marketing plans • Financial management • Ongoing TOPS Program (Total Operational Performance Success)
  • Marketing Support
    Branding and system advertising • Local store marketing tools • Public relations • Promotions • Events

We offer a ground floor opportunity with tremendous upside!

Rita's Italian Ice Franchise is unique among most franchise opportunities in that we enjoy the name recognition and experience of a 25 year track record of success. Our brand is growing in power and our customer base is expanding. Just as importantly, there is tremendous growth potential in the Italian Ice category as consumers discover this delicious alternative to the old standby frozen desserts. Rita's is now executing a strategic plan to capitalize on all of these factors as they converge to create a truly exciting opportunity. There's never been a better time to join the Rita's family!

Offering by prospectus only.

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