Trevose, PA-based company, Rita’s Italian Ice, announced recently that it will be opening locations in the Boston area. Including Boston, New York, Connecticut, and its Pennsylvania locations, Rita’s currently has thirty operations. Rita’s first Boston location is expected to open in spring 2016. Rita’s expansion into the Commonwealth will create about one hundred jobs for the economy. The company is also looking to expand along the east coast and internationally.
Rita’s first international location is in Shenzhen, China, where the company signed a large franchise agreement with Shenzhen XingFeHeng Trade Co. Ltd. Last year it signed a large franchise agreement with Phillipines Cool Planet Delights Corp. Within the next ten years, Rita’s will be opening locations around the Middle East, after signing an international master franchise agreement with Eathos Ltd., a Dubai-based corporation.
The company is also looking to expand into sports stadiums and arenas.