Without the promise of sweets, mouths would never have the patience to stay open during dentist appointments or closed during beekeeping demonstrations. Keep mouths copacetic with today's Groupon.
$15 for a Card with Six $5 Punches for Italian Ice and Frozen Treats ($30 Value)
Card holders receive six punches worth up to $5 each for Italian ice made with fresh fruit, gelati layered with frozen custard, sundaes, or milkshakes. See Rita's menu.
During the sweltering summer of 1984, former Philadelphia firefighter Bob Tumolo decided to open the first Rita's Water Ice, naming it after his wife. The specially formulated treat fueled Rita's growth, expanding the family-run business to more than 500 franchised locations nationwide. Despite the incredible expansion, each Rita's stays true to the company's origins by mixing their Italian ice according to Bob's original recipe. Their most famous dessert, the Gelati, features layers of his signature Italian ice between two giant dollops of custard, combining flavors such as mango with vanilla or introducing recently emigrated Swedish fish to vanilla or chocolate. Rita's also promotes community awareness with regular fundraisers for organizations such as Relay for Life.