April 30, 2014 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA, GA - Rita's Italian Ice, the world's largest Italian Ice concept with over 600 stores is now scooping at an Atlanta landmark, Turner Field, the 49,000 seat baseball stadium and, "Home of the Braves". Franchisee, Harry Jones, a local resident, and his son, Mike Jones, will run the four express units at the stadium for the popular "Cool Treat" brand. Rita's Italian Ice has four concession stands on the concourses located at sections 105, 233, 402 and 425, and will offer their famous Italian Ice in five flavors: Mango, Alex's Lemonade, Swedish Fish®, Cotton Candy, and Cherry, by the cup for $6 or in a souvenir Braves hat cup for $7.
"We are thrilled to be able to offer Rita's to the attendees and sports fans at Turner Field, one of the most iconic places in Atlanta," said Harry Jones, Franchisee. "Braves fans will be able to watch their favorite team while enjoying Rita's deliciously smooth, cool and refreshing Italian Ice in a Braves hat cup," said Jones.
Besides bringing the über-popular Rita's brand to Turner Field, Franchise Harry Jones also operates two Rita's stores; one is at 340 Town Center Avenue, Suwanee, GA and the other at Midtown Promenade Shopping Center, 931 Monroe Drive NE, Atlanta, GA.
Rita's Italian Ice at Turner Field features the same great combination of fresh made Italian Ice in a clean, fun atmosphere that patrons have loved since the first Rita's location opened in Philadelphia in 1984, thirty years ago this year!
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., and 85 more opening soon, with 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 domestically and internationally. For franchise opportunities visit: www.ownaritas.com.
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 including 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. Since 1984, Rita's has been dedicated to serving up a big dose of happiness with their freshly made, delicious, custom treats, in a fun-filled atmosphere, and thirty years later, they are still spreading "Ice, Custard, Happiness!" Get Rita's. Get Happy!
Rita's is ranked #1 in Nation's Restaurant News "Consumer Pick's 2014" for Service and Value in the Frozen Treat category and 14th overall in the Limited-Service category. Rita's was named one of the Top 25 Franchise High Performers by the Wall Street Journal's "Startup Journal", ranks #81 on Entrepreneur Magazine's "2014 Franchise 500" list and Top Frozen Treat Brand by on Entrepreneur Magazine's "2014 Top Brands" list. For more information about Rita's Franchise Opportunities please visit: www.ownaritas.com or for more information please call 1-800-677-7482 or visit www.ritasice.com.
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