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1989 (27 Years)
1210 Northbrook Dr., #310 Trevose, PA 19053
About Rita's Italian Ice
In 1984, former firefighter Bob Tumolo opened his first Italian ice store in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, naming it after his wife Rita. His mother helped him make the Italian ice, and his brother John helped him open three more stores over the next three years, all in the Philadelphia area. Customers began asking about how to open their own Rita's Italian Ice, so Tumolo began franchising in 1989.
The franchise system was sold to private equity group McKnight Capital Partners in 2005. Then in late 2011, investment firm Falconhead Capital bought a controlling interest.
$150,500 - $438,900
Liquid Cash Requirement
Initial Franchise Fee
Ongoing Royalty Fee
Ad Royalty Fee
Rita's Italian Ice has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: startup costs, equipment
50% off franchise fee
Franchise 500® Rank History
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Highest Rank: 76
Lowest Rank: 156
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