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Rita’s Italian Ice sells paper lemons for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation

Our Rita’s Fund of Hope will ensure that the travel needs of families whose children are battling cancer are met. Thank you for your continued support! Each year Rita’s commits to raising money for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. Over the past 12 years, with the help of our loyal guests, we’ve raised over $4.5 million dollars and counting! 

This year, from July 3 through July 30, 2017 over 550 Rita's locations asked guests to donate $1 for a paper lemon to raise money for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation and the fight against childhood cancer. 

About Rita’s Franchise Company

Ranked #1 in Nation’s Restaurant News “Consumer Pick’s 2014” for Service and Value in the Frozen Treat category and 14th overall in the Limited-Service category, Rita’s Franchise Company is the largest Italian Ice concept in the world with more than 600 stores in the U.S. The company is aggressively expanding internationally with an operating location in the Philippines, and stores planned for Canada and the Middle East.  Rita’s, headquartered in Trevose, Pa., was also named one of the Top 25 Franchise High Performers by the Wall Street Journal’s “Startup Journal” and ranks #81 on Entrepreneur Magazine’s “2014 Franchise 500” list. For more information about Rita’s franchise opportunities, please visit: www.ownaritas.com

About Rita’s Italian Ice 

The popular chain offers a variety of “Cool Treats,” including: its famous Italian Ice, made fresh daily with real fruit and available in more than sixty-five flavors; Old-Fashioned Frozen Custard; Sundaes; Light Custard; Frozen Custard Cakes; Custard Cookie Sandwiches made with OREO®; layered Gelatis; and its signature Misto® and Blendini® creations. Since 1984, Rita’s has been dedicated to serving up a big dose of happiness with its freshly made, delicious treats in a fun-filled atmosphere, and thirty years later, it is still spreading “Ice, Custard, Happiness!” For more information about Rita’s Italian Ice, please call 1-800-677-7482 or visit www.ritasice.com.