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May 04, 2015 8:48 PM ET

Hotels, Restaurants and Leisure

Company Overview of Rita's Water Ice Franchise Company, LLC

Company Overview

Rita's Water Ice Franchise Company, LLC operates and franchises an Italian ice concept in the United States. Its chain offers various frozen treats, including Italian ice, frozen custard, and layered gelati treat options, as well as shakes. The company was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Trevose, Pennsylvania. It has locations in Arizona, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, Maryland, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia; and a store in Shenzhen, China.

1210 Northbrook Drive

Suite 310

Trevose, PA 19053

United States

Founded in 1984





Key Executives for Rita's Water Ice Franchise Company, LLC

Chief Executive Officer and President
Executive Chairman
Age: 62
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President
Chief Development Officer and Senior Vice President
Senior Vice President
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Rita's Water Ice Franchise Company, LLC Key Developments

Rita's Italian Ice Opens First of Planned Stores in China

Rita's Italian Ice opened a store in Shenzhen, China. It's the first of 31 stores planned under a franchise agreement with Shenzhen XingHeFeng Trade Co. Ltd, The stores are expected to open in southern China over 10 years. In addition to China, Rita's plans outlets in India, Canada and the Caribbean islands of Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao.

Rita's Italian Ice Launches New Cream Ice Flavor

Rita's Italian Ice has announced the launch of Dulce de Leche, a new Cream Ice flavor, for a limited time at all open Rita's outlets.

Rita Introduces New Caramel Delights

Rita announced the debut of its newest Cream Ice flavor, Dulce de Leche, which is now available for a limited time at all open Rita’s outlets. Rita’s new Dulce de Leche is named after the popular South American dessert prepared by slowly heating sweetened milk to create a product that derives its taste from the caramelization of the product, changing flavor and color. Literally translated, it means 'candy of milk' and has a rich, decadent, delicious flavor, now available as a Rita’s fall favorite Cream Ice flavor through October 22. Complementing Dulce de Leche Cream Ice is another caramel delight, the Caramel Milkshake, which is Rita’s new Milkshake of the Month for October.

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