ICE – CUSTARD – HAPPINESS = Rita’s Water Ice
Rita’s Water Ice was founded in 1984 by former Philadelphia firefighter Bob Tumolo. By 1987 a second store was opened, and in 1989 the family decided to franchise their business. Today, there are over 600 locations in 30 states. In 2013, Rita’s opened its first location outside of the United States in Shenzhen, China and is currently looking to open some stores in Canada as well.
In 2010 Rita’s Water Ice opened its first store on the Upper West side in New York City (Rita’s Water Ice NYC) and is currently looking to open more locations on the East side of Manhattan, in Brooklyn and other Boroughs as well. In November of 2017 Ritas’s Water Ice NYC closed down. Given the amount of people that have grown to love our product all current and future clients can now only order catering from any of the Long Island stores or by calling 1-347-946-1594. Rita’s Of Long Island is here to bring you happiness, make your event extra special and bring something different to the table (all of our products are kosher!) you choose the flavors and we bring the happiness. Rita’s Of Long Island is aggressively penetrating the NYC market to ensure that everyone in New York City are aware of their stores (Deer Park, Franklin Square and Oceanside) even though they are a few miles away.
The Rita’s experience should be something special for our guests. A chance to be carefree, to escape the pressures of everyday life, to take a moment for themselves and enjoy a great big, fresh, delicious serving of happiness. Our Staff here stop at nothing to ensure each guest enjoys the freshest, highest quality treats. We believe that each person who visits a Rita’s is a Guest and should be treated like one. You won’t find customers at our store only Guests!