Rita's Franchise

Italian ice, frozen custard, gelati & soft pretzels

From a small porch front in 1984 in Northeast Philadelphia and a seasonal phenomenon, Rita's continues to see unprecedented growth as it continues to grow across the nation becoming a year round spectacular with its cult-like following. Rita's - made fresh daily - Italian ice obsession is hitting everyone's taste buds and creating a passion not just for the brand but the opportunity to become a Rita's Italian ice franchise owner. It's no wonder we are wired for success and fueled up for our expansion not only across the nation, but internationally we are making our presence known.

Rita's franchisees come from all walks of life with one thing in common - the desire to choose their own destiny with a proven system providing on-going support; not to mention all having a passion for Rita's cool treats and foregoing happiness.

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How much does it cost to open a Rita's Franchise?

The estimated investment required to open a Rita's Franchise is between $175,500-$435,000. There is an initial franchise fee of $30,000 which grants you the license to run a business under the Rita's name.

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  • Term of Agreement:
    10 years
  • Renewal Fee:
    50% of current franchise fee

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Rita's News & Press Releases

When did the first Rita's open? 1984
When did Rita's start Franchising? 1989

Year U.S.A. Canada International Corporate
2007 494 0 0 8
Year U.S.A.
2007 494
Year Canada
2007 0
Year International
2007 0
Year Corporate
2007 8

United States: Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia

Expense In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee No No
Startup Costs No Yes
Equipment No Yes
Inventory No No
Accounts Receivable No No
Payroll No No

Third Party Financing Source(s): the SBA

5 days at Cool University and 4 days on site

Cool Support Center, newsletter, meetings, toll-free phone line, grand opening, security/safety procedures, field operations/evaluations

Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising

50% of all franchisees own more than one unit

Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: average 2 full-time, 15 part-time

To calculate how much income a franchise owner can do at Rita's Franchise, may vary on factors like location, size etc., On the other side as a business owner your goals to maintain the quality of service while streaming sales high and expenses low. As any other franchise may include rent/mortgage, staffing/family, inventory supplies, utilities, administrative costs vise vera. Location to location and seasons the months costs may vary. Most franchises start up costs are typically fixed and they will cover most of the initial operating costs like signage, furniture, decoration and renovations.

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1210 Northbrook Drive Ste 310
Trevose, PA


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