The newest location of Rita’s Italian Ice is opening on Friday, March 13, at 7878 Highway 80 in Savannah, according to a press announcement issued Wednesday.


Rita’s Italian Ice, based out of Pennsylvania, offers a multitude of frozen treats centered around the two confections that built their brand – Italian ice and frozen custard. The Italian ice is made fresh daily with real fruit so that guests can expect to taste new flavors at peak freshness each day.





This will be Tim and Jesse Andorn’s first Rita’s location, and they hope to tempt anyone traveling to or from Tybee Island with their chilly delights. The Andorns are introducing all of the confections that Rita’s offers, including Gelatis, which are a combination of Italian ice and their frozen custard.


Friday’s soft opening occurs just in time to celebrate Rita’s annual First Day of Spring Italian Ice Giveaway — when every single shop gives every single customer a free cup of Italian Ice — happening on Thursday, March 19.


The store’s official grand opening celebration will occur later in the spring. For more details, visit facebook.com/RitasofSavannah.


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