Far from being just another Ice Cream or Frozen yogurt franchise, Rita's Italian Ice has virtually created a different category of options and continues to dominate with a unique combination of frozen treat offerings. "We love Rita's Italian Ice products and their long history and track record of success", said Steve McDonough. "We can't wait to grow the brand and share our love of Rita's with our fellow Canadians. One taste and you become an instant fan – It's true the World Needs More Rita's!"The new Canadian master franchisee will offer franchise opportunities to those with quick service restaurant experience and multi-unit operators with an emphasis on satellite and mobile units. From inquiry to opening, Rita's seasoned executives provide an unparalleled level of support. Qualified franchisees benefit from a twenty-eight year old brand which is a predictable, measurable and sustainable investment opportunity. Candidates interested in opening a Rita's Italian Ice should possess a passion for the brand and serving guests and families in a fast-paced environment. In addition, it is strongly desired that area developer candidates have past franchise operation or area development experience. For more information on franchising, visit www.ownaritas.com Rita's Italian Ice locations in Canada will feature the same great combination of freshly made Ice in a clean, fun atmosphere that patrons have loved since the first Rita's location opened in Pennsylvania in 1984. About Rita's Franchise Company Rita's Franchise Company, headquartered in Trevose, PA, is the largest Italian Ice concept in the United States, currently operating in 19 states with over 625 outlets. Rita's presently has international locations opening in China, India, ABC islands ( Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao), and Canada, and is continuing to grow nationally and internationally through franchise opportunities. The popular chain offers a variety of frozen treats including its famous Italian Ice, made fresh daily with real fruit, available in over sixty flavors, Old Fashioned Frozen Custard, Milkshakes, layered Gelati as well as its signature Misto® and Blendini® creations. With its motto: "Ice, Custard, Happiness," Rita's is dedicated to serving up a big dose of happiness with their freshly made, delicious, custom treats, in a fun-filled atmosphere.