Rita’s awards a record 25 franchise agreements in June.

Rita’s Water Ice Franchise Company LLC, the nation’s largest Italian ice chain, is proud to announce that in June it awarded a record 25 franchise agreements. This will increase the number of existing Rita’s locations by nearly 10 percent, and is also the most agreements the company has ever signed in a single month.

While this announcement alone is cause for celebration, Rita’s officials are also thrilled that so many of the new agreements are for store locations in new areas the company has targeted for expansion. This includes a three-store agreement for Connecticut, two stores in New York’s Hudson Valley and agreements in North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida.

“Three years ago, we had no franchises in New England,” said Director of Franchising Tom Spadea. “These new agreements more than doubles our presence in Connecticut.”

Many of the new agreements will also allow Rita’s to reinforce its presence in key existing markets such as New Jersey, Maryland and its hometown of Philadelphia.

Today Rita’s is the nation’s largest Italian Ice chain with more than 370 locations operating and another 30 under construction throughout the East Coast and as far west as Ohio. Rita’s was recently named a Top 25 Franchise High Performer by the Wall Street Journal’s ‘Startup Journal.’ Franchise information can be obtained by calling 1-800-677-RITA or visiting Rita’s on line at www.Ritasice.com.

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