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Exporting Philly: Cheesesteaks, Ices And Pretzels Go Global

Staples from the City of Brotherly Love are going global, as their Philadelphia-based purveyors aggressively expand into national — and international — chains.

04/05/2015

(Ron Kauffman, outside his Rita's water ice store at 1511 Spruce Street, in center city.  Photo provided)

Rita’s Celebrates Official Start Of Spring With Free Water Ice

Despite the snow falling outside, it’s actually the first day of spring.

03/20/2015

(Ron Kauffman, outside his Rita's water ice store at 1511 Spruce Street, in center city.  Photo provided)

Center City Shop Offering Free Water Ice On One Of The Coldest Days Of Winter

“Wooder ice” is probably the last thing on your mind on a frigid day like today, but a local shop is giving it away for free.

02/20/2015

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What’s Cooking on 1060: Bonchon, Bing Bing, and… Rita!

Two different takes on Asian cuisine are getting ready to open in Philadelphia. And an old favorite is coming back to its center city location.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/12/2015

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Water Ice Oasis: Philadelphia-based Rita’s Expanding To The Middle East

The suburban Philadelphia-based chain says Wednesday it’s contracting with a Middle East food executive to open 46 stores in the next decade in Turkey, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and five other Arab nations.

01/28/2015

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Top Spots For Water Ice In Philly

Rita’s might be fine in a pinch, but Philadelphia has so many other options when it comes to refreshing, homemade ‘wooder ice.’

07/11/2014

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It’s No Joke: Mt. Airy Landmark Offering Free Water Ice On April Fools’ Day

To celebrate the start of the 2014 season, Mt. Airy’s Trolley Car Ice Cream Shoppe will be offering guests free cups of water ice between noon and 9 p.m. on April 1st.

04/01/2014

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Rita’s Offering Free Water Ice In Honor Of Spring

From noon to 9 p.m. on Thursday, almost all Rita’s locations will be offering free orders of the sweet treat, gratis.

03/20/2014

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Top Spots For Water Ice

Forget that mass-produced stuff. Philadelphia has so many other options when it comes to refreshing, homemade water ice.

05/15/2013