Tomorrow marks the first day of spring, and to welcome warmer days Rita’s will be giving away free water ice to every customer from Noon to 9 pm at all of their locations throughout the state. Rita’s makes up a special First Day of Spring 7-ounce promotional cup for the occasion, which customers will line up for all day long.
Rita’s in Greenville’s Powder Mill Square says they expect between 1,000 and 2,000 customers tomorrow, and they will be ready with a minimum 10 flavors of water ice including Chocolate, Florida Orange, Georgia Peach, Green Apple, Lemon, Mango, Raspberry, Sour Patch Kids (will be replaced with Swedish Fish if Sour Patch runs out), Sugar-free Cherry and a new flavor Rita’s is debuting tomorrow: Brookiedough — cookie dough with fudge brownie bits.
The Greenville location will have outdoor seating set up tomorrow and owner Joe DeSantis says he hope customers bring family and friends to celebrate the free giveaway.
Rita’s in Hockessin says their line will stretch throughout the parking lot all day long tomorrow. But workers there say they are excited to welcome back long-time customers. “We see lots of familiar faces on the first day of spring,” said their store manager. “We are glad Rita’s offers this promotion because it gets us all really excited about the season.”
The cup – larger than a child’s cup but smaller than a regular cup – would likely cost about $2.30. Customers can request to add a custard topping for $1.