Rita’s Frozen Ice FDD Summary
Type of Business
The franchise offered is a business format franchise for a retail shop offering to the public Franchisor’s Italian ice and other approved menu items including soft pretzels and Rita’s Old Fashioned Custard frozen custard under the trade name “RITA’S ICE-CUSTARD-HAPPINESS”. Rita’s also grants franchises for other types of locations, such as Mobile Satellite Units, Express Units and Fixed Satellite Units.
Rita’s Water Ice Franchise Company, LLC which also trades under the name Rita’s Franchise Company, is a Delaware limited liability company formed in April 2005. The trade name was adopted in January 2009. Rita’s is the successor to Rita’s Water Ice Franchise Corp., which operated the Rita’s Water Ice business, founded in 1984. Rita’s does business under its company name and under the trade name “RITA’S ICE-CUSTARD-HAPPINESS”, and maintains its principal business address at 1210 Northbrook Drive, Suite 310, Trevose, Pennsylvania 19053.
The total investment necessary to begin operation of a Rita’s franchised business is between $140,200 and $379,400. These figures include $30,000 that must be paid to the franchisor or its affiliate. The total investment necessary to begin operation of an Express Rita’s franchised business is between $100,200 and $194,900. These figures include $15,000 that must be paid to the franchisor or its affiliate.