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Rita’s (Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Pembroke Pines, Royal Palm Beach & Tamarac)


       Rita’s, 9858 Glades Road, Boca Raton, Florida 33434 (561) 479-1740.

Rita’s is an “ices-custard” chain which currently has locations in 18 states…for right now, South Florida has joints in Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Pembroke Pines, Royal Palm Beach and Tamarac, with plans to open loads more. Take a look at Rita’s website for locations/menu/details.

The other night around  7pm, I stopped by the “newest” Rita’s in Boca Raton. The joint had a line of about 15 people…Give or take, one or two people, every person had a “buy one get one free coupon.”…so we’ll have to wait and see if the “following” is for real or not.

I will tell you, that I found the Rita’s signage to be very confusing…the joint has a ton of products and supposedly makes 4 flavors of ices fresh each day…there is low-calorie stuff, sugar-free stuff. After getting my ices (lemon), I hung-around a for 20 minutes or so and noticed that almost every person on line had to have the counter-people explain the menu-offerings…this is not a good sign to me (pun intended)…After-all, Rita’s isn’t trying to do brain surgery here.

I will tell you, that the the ices that I had were no big deal and I found absolutely nothing so spectactular at this joint, that would make me run back real soon.

I could be wrong here, but I think that I would rather be the franchisor of this concept than the franchisee who has to make his/or her daily living from this business.

11 Comments to “Rita’s (Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Pembroke Pines, Royal Palm Beach & Tamarac)”

  1. gk says...

    jeffeats. about 1 mile north of rita’s on 441 is an ices place Mootzy’s in boca green shopping center. Mootzy’s has loads of flavors and better ices. give this place a try.

  2. When Rita’s in Boca Raton first opened the ices were terrific now they are lousy and very soupy. Mootzy’s in Boca is much better.

  3. Lisa Freedman says...

    I’m from up North…so I know good Italian Ice. Ritas has THE BEST HOMEMADE Ice. You can taste Mootzy’s in pre-frozen where Ritas is FRESH “slushy”-thats how “homemade” Ice is Suppose to taste!! Mootzy tastes like LUIGI’S’ (the ice you can buy in the frozen section at the market.) ALSO, The service I recieve at Ritas is the BEST!!

  4. JeffEats says...

    Lisa Freedman: Just had a chance to read your post. Like most “things” everyone has their own opinion on what’s good and what’s bad. Personally, I didn’t care for the product. But like I said before, that’s just my “call.”

    Anyway…thanks for reading.

  5. Marnie Golden says...

    Ritas has the very best Homemade Italian Ice. From reading what you wrote Jeff I would think the owners of Mootzy’s paid you off. Mootzys is HORRIBLE. Ritas is AMAZING!-Made Fresh Daily in the store and everytime I go in they have never had less then 18 flavors!

    • mimo says...

      rita’s ices are slushy garbage. want great ices get6 to welligton and try lemon ice king. that’s what ices are suppose to be.

  6. JeffEats says...

    Marnie Golden: Just had a chance to read your post.
    I just re-read what I wrote about Mootz’s (6/2/08) and Rita’s (10/14/08).
    I’ll stick with my calls on both joints.

    From reading what you wrote Marnie I would think the owners of Rita’s paid you off.

    Thanks for reading…

  7. mh boca says...

    I live in West Boca. Have tried both Rita’s and Mootz’s. It is true that Rita’s ices are made fresh while Mootz’s are bought from Flavor Shack.
    However, Rita’s ices are very watery and very slushy. Mootz’s has more flavors and the ices taste like ice cram and are better.
    Just my opinion.

  8. Molly says...

    I love Rita’s. All of there ices are made FRESH and a perfect consistency. and its so CLEANNNN!! WOW!
    mootzs was extremely dirty and there product sits in freezers for months, and Ritas is just over all better.

  9. Steve says...

    Not a big ices lover but go their for the TREMENDOUSLY DELICIOUS custard with hot fudge….you’re missing out if you’re skipping this.

  10. nhy says...

    boca store closed.

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