Philly Favorite Gives Away Water Ice for 30th Birthday

One of the Philadelphia region's tastiest treats is celebrating its 30th birthday today.

Rita's Italian Ice is celebrating the milestone by scooping 30 free regular ices for the first 30 people in line at the company's original location located at 1227 Bristol Pike in Andalusia, Bucks County, Pa.

Starting at noon, local dignitaries including Bensalem Mayor Joe DiGirolamo will help celebrate “Rita’s Italian Ice Day” by making a declaration then serving some of the chain's new Wild Berry Italian Ice flavor.

The first 30 people in line will not only get free water ice but also a birthday prize pack, according to Rita's.

If you can't make the celebration on Wednesday you can still get in on the freebies. Rita's is celebrating 30 by holding an online contest with the grand prize of free water ice for the next 30 years..   

Since its inception in 1984, Rita's has expanded to more than 600 locations in 24 states and China. The grand prize is 30 years of free Rita's Italian Ice for 30 years and 21 entrants will win Rita's products for a year. 

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