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Today Is Free Water Ice Day At Rita’s

The best water ice flavor available to the Rita’s connoisseur is Swedish Fish. No, I don’t care what you say. You’re wrong. We’ve already tested […]


Rita’s Chain Sold for Third Time Since 2004

Popular water ice and custard chain Rita’s will once again be under new ownership. Argosy Private Equity, of Wayne, and New York’s MTN Capital on […]


Rita’s Expanding to Gas Stations, Convenience Stores

Rita’s Italian Ice unveiled plans to have a presence in convenience stores, gas stations and travel plazas around the country. Rita’s will operate inside existing convenience stores, much like […]


Rita’s Halts Custard Sales as Egg Prices Soar

An outbreak of Avian Flu has sent egg prices skyrocketing and has led businesses to reassess their egg dishes as the price of eggs has […]

Be Well Philly

Philadelphia Runner Wants to Buy You Rita’s Tomorrow for National Running Day

Tomorrow is National Running Day, folks. We already told you about the free beer/shoe donation shindig with Run215 and the November Project, but if you’re looking for something […]


Rita’s Ices Available in Center City Parks

Rita’s Italian Ices are now available at Sister Cities Park (18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway) and John F. Collins Park (1707 Chestnut Street). Cool […]


The First Day of Spring Means Rita’s and Lines

It’s the first day of Spring and that means free water ice at Rita’s Ices around the city and beyond.


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 […]

City Life

Is A Florida Business Making Fake Rita’s Water Ice?

Yes, it’s not hard to find Philly expatriates in sunny places, each of them with a thirst for an old favorite: Rita’s Water Ice. It’s […]

City Life

Rita’s Water Ice Opens California Locations

Via the Philadelphia Business Journal, Rita’s Water Ice—that mainstay of Philadelphia summer culture—has opened two new California locations, in Santa Clarita and Redondo Beach. Redondo […]

City Life

Rita’s Water Ice Plans to Open 50 Stores in India

Rita’s has announced that the company plans to open 50 locations across India over the next several years. They’re also expanding to the West Coast […]