Rita’s Italian Ice & Frozen Custard plans Grand Opening on Friday, June 7


Rita’s Italian Ice & Frozen Custard will host a grand opening at 840 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach, on Friday, June 7. 

Starting at 3 p.m., the new location will reward the first 50 guests in line with Free Rita’s Italian Ice for a year. Conditions apply. From 3 to 5 p.m., guests are invited to enjoy photo opportunities with Rita’s mascot Ice Guy, the Rita’s prize wheel, merchandise giveaways, a balloon twister and more.  Additionally, the shop will offer guests a $2 small Italian ice and $3 small gelati throughout the event. 

To officially commemorate the opening of Ponte Vedra Beach’s Rita’s Italian Ice & Frozen Custard location, local franchisees the Mclaughlins will host the shop’s official ribbon-cutting ceremony at 4 p.m.

Rita's Italian Ice & Frozen Custard is the world’s largest Italian Ice & Frozen Custard brand. Based in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, Rita’s is known for its famous Italian ice, frozen custard, signature gelati and specialty frozen treats.

Originally founded in May 1984, Philadelphia firefighter Bob Tumolo created his prized family recipe to include real fruit and opened his first Rita’s Italian Ice shop. Since then, Rita’s has staked its claim in the frozen treats industry by planting franchises across the country that offer a happy, family-friendly atmosphere and set the standard for fresh and quality-driven Italian Ice.

Now, Rita’s has more than 550 shops in more than 30 states, serving up Ice, Custard and Happiness to millions of loyal fans.

Rita’s signature Italian Ice is made fresh daily on-site and available in a rotating daily selection from over 80 flavors. Other menu items at Rita’s include creamy frozen custard, signature gelati, concretes, frozen coffee, Rita’s BlendersTM, milkshakes and more.