Rita’s Water Ice Opens In China

If you happen to be vacationing in Shenzhen, China anytime soon, you’ll be able to enjoy a taste of home. The Trevose-based water ice chain Rita’s just opened its first location in the People’s Republic.

The shop is the first of 31 Rita’s stores that the company plans to open over the next decade there.

“It took forever–like nine months–to get the product through customs,” explains Rita’s spokesperson Linda Duke. “They just got the product last Friday and opened yesterday.”

Duke says there are no funky Chinese-inspired flavors being offered. Just the normal, time-tested options like lemon, cherry and mango, Rita’s top seller.

2014 will mark the company’s 30th year in business. Also on the horizon for Rita’s world domination: India, Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao and Canada.