Friday, December 12, 2014

Rita's Italian Ice Opens Monday December 15th in Clairemont Village, FREE Offer on Opening Day!

“Ice, Custard, Happiness” Treat Store Opens in Bay Park 
Rita’s Italian Ice, the world’s largest Italian Ice concept with over 600 stores will be opening its next location in the Clairemont Village Shopping Center in Bay Park on Monday, December 15, 2014 at 1 p.m.

All guests who visit Rita’s of Clairemont-Bay Park on Monday will receive a complimentary Rita’s regular sized Italian Ice in the flavor of their choice!

“We are excited to open in Clairemont-Bay Park to share Rita’s ‘Ice Custard Happiness’ with locals,” said Kurt Kuyper, Rita’s San Diego Managing Director. “Guests will find their own favorite treats like Rita’s Gelati, Italian Ice layered with Old Fashioned Frozen Custard, it’s our #1 treat! We invite the whole community to try Rita’s Italian Ice and our other Cool Treats!”
Rita’s of Clairemont-Bay Park is located at 3077 Clairemont Drive, San Diego, CA 92117. Hours of Operation are 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and noon to 9:00 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The ten “Treat Team” members hired from the surrounding community bring a fresh, local feel to the inviting new location. The new Rita’s Italian Ice will offer Cool Catering with quarts, gallons and 5-gallon containers of Italian Ice for events, groups, parties and fundraisers! or our Facebook page for more details.·      

For thirty years, Rita’s has been an East Coast favorite, with their motto, “Ice, Custard, Happiness TM” and is scooping up a big dose of happiness with their freshly made, delicious Italian Ice. Rita’s traditional Italian Ice is a smooth and delicious treat made with real fruit available in over 65 flavors. Guests enjoy Rita’s Ice including the most popular flavors, Mango, Cherry, Alex’s Lemonade, Swedish Fish®, and Cotton Candy, just to name a few! If Guests want a more decadent treat, Rita’s Cream Ice, is offered in silky smooth flavors like Mint Chocolate Chip and new flavors Strawberry Cheesecake and Gingerbread Cream Ice. Health-conscious guests can still enjoy a taste of Rita’s with Sugar-Free Italian Ice and Light Vanilla Frozen Custard.

Rita’s, the “Home of Cool Treats,” offers many delicious options in addition to Italian Ice, including: Misto® Shakes, a combination of Italian Ice and Old-Fashioned Frozen Custard blended into a cool, creamy, delicious customizable treat; a personalized Blendini®, Old-Fashioned Frozen Custard blended with Italian Ice and the guest’s choice of mix-ins such as Snickers®; or a Gelati, Italian Ice layered with creamy Old-Fashioned Frozen Custard. Other tempting treats, including Rita’s twist on an old-fashioned favorite, Milkshakes, are made with Rita’s famous Old-Fashioned Frozen Custard and are available in a variety of flavors and topped off with whipped cream. Some of Rita’s newest
additions will be offered and include Sundaes, OREO® Custard Cookie Sandwiches, as well as Light Custard!


Rita’s Franchise Company, whose business is treats and mission is happiness, was founded 30 years ago, and is headquartered in Trevose, PA. Rita’s is the largest Italian Ice concept in the world, with over 600 stores in the U.S., its first international stores now open in China, and opening soon in Canada and the Philippines. The thirty-year old brand is continuing to grow nationally and internationally through franchise opportunities.

The popular chain offers a variety of “Cool Treats” including its famous Italian Ice, made fresh daily with real fruit, available in over sixty-five flavors. Old-Fashioned Frozen Custard, Sundaes, Light Custard, Frozen Custard Cakes, Custard Cookie Sandwiches made with OREO®, layered Gelati as well as its signature Misto® and Blendini® creations make up the menu. Since 1984, “Ice, Custard, Happiness,” has been the brand’s motto, and thirty years later, Rita’s is still dedicated to serving up a big dose of happiness with their freshly made, delicious, custom treats, in a fun-filled atmosphere. Get Rita’s. Get Happy!

Rita’s was ranked #1 in Nation’s Restaurant News “Consumer Pick’s 2014” for Service and Value in the Frozen Treat category and #1 among 18-24 year olds. Rita’s was named one of the Top 25 Franchise High Performers by the Wall Street Journal’s “Startup Journal”, and ranks #81 on Entrepreneur Magazine’s “2014 Franchise 500” list.

For more information about Rita’s Franchise Opportunities please visit: or for more information please call 1-800-677-7482 or visit


The new Rita’s Italian Ice locations are owned and operated by Rita’s GP, LLC, based in Old Town San Diego. Plans include opening more than 30 stores within the Inland Empire and San Diego County over the next few years. Other Rita’s now open include Carlsbad, Chula Vista, Encinitas, Rancho Peñasquitos, San Marcos, Vista, Oceanside Del Cerro, Santee, Mira Mesa, San Diego, and two stores in Escondido. For an updated map of all “Coming Soon” Locations visit and follow Rita’s rapid expansion as the “Ice Storm” blankets San Diego and the Inland Empire.

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