Guests to theme parks such as Six Flags America and Kings Dominion know that Rita’s Italian Ice offers the best in icy refreshment on a hot day. Rita’s, the nation’s largest Italian ice seller, has taken the number one spot on Zagat’s annual fast-food survey in the “quick refreshment” category.
Zagat, a Google company, is best known for its popular restaurant review book known as the “burgundy bible.” Zagat has surveyed more than 10,500 diners about hundreds of restaurant chains.
Rita’s offers a large variety of frozen treats that includes its famous Italian ice, which is made fresh daily with real fruit, as well as old-fashioned frozen custard, milkshakes, layered gelati and its signature Misto and Blendini creations. More than sixty flavors of tasty Italian ice are available.
Rita’s was followed in the Zagat results by Ben & Jerry’s, Haagen Daz, Peet’s Coffee & Tea and Culver’s.
“This Zagat ranking is significant and proves that Rita’s is dedicated to serving up a big dose of happiness with our freshly made, delicious custom treats,” said Jonathan Fornaci, chief executive officer of Rita’s Franchise Company. “We would like to thank all our friends and fans who voted for us and we promise to continue to provide the best quick refreshments!”
Rita’s Franchise Company is headquartered in Trevose, Pennsylvania and is the nation’s largest Italian ice concept, with stores in 19 states. Rita’s also has international locations opening in China, India and the ABC islands of Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao.
A motto of “Ice, Custard, Happiness” shows Rita’s dedication to serving up big doses of happiness with their freshly made custom frozen treats in a fun atmosphere. Rita's Italian Ice can be found in malls, theme parks, boardwalk venues and stand-alone locations across the country.
At the Kings Dominion location, in Doswell, Virginia, Rita's can be found just beneath the Eiffel Tower on International Street.